The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life
Oxford University Press, USA
January 02, 2018
6.2 X 9.4 X 0.8 inches | 1.3 pounds
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About the Author
Donald L. Rosenstein, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he is Director of the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program and Vice-Chair of the Division of Hospital Psychiatry. He is currently the President of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Justin M. Yopp, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he directs pediatric psycho-oncology consultation services within the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program Together, the authors are the creators of the Single Fathers Due to Cancer Program.
"the book is an interwoven tapestry of theories, clinical debates, client experiences and group development, and offers an integrative presentation of effective ways for supporting grieving men. It will be of great value to mental health professionals and all those who want to learn more about supporting grieving men." -- Anao Zhang, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare
"Yopp and his co-author have written an engaging and informative account of their support group with seven widowed fathers raising young children after their wives died of cancer. ... This book will be valued by any griever, but especially a grieving parent who is raising children. Clinicians will also gain insight into the ebb and flow of the clinical process while providing a supportive milieu for grieving persons." -- ADEC Connects
"Widowed husbands with children - a double whammy - long neglected and dealt here with extraordinary sensitivity and much-needed guidance, helpful for both the men who live on and those who know and love them."
- Jane E Brody, Personal Health columnist, New York Times
"Filled with emotionally poignant, tear-inducing vignettes of real men confronting the loss of their spouses, this book enlightens us about how to approach grief and the grieving. This is a book of immense wisdom and tenderness that will touch everyone and make us more caring friends and family when we confront death and the survivors of death."
-Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, oncologist, bioethicist, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress
"This story of seven men who have suffered profound loss yet help each other to deal with unavoidable issues fills an important need for those who may find it difficult to cope yet difficult to seek help."
-Tom Insel, MD, former director, National Institute of Mental Health
This powerful book opens up the raw but honest thoughts and feelings-and difficult conflicts-of a group of fathers willing to bare their souls to each other and now to us as readers. I hope that anyone who is struggling with such a loss will become a "virtual group" member and gain insights from their experiences.
-Jimmie Holland, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
"I absolutely loved this book. Rosenstein and Yopp's ability to expertly weave personal narratives with their professional expertise makes this required reading for anyone who has or will experience a loss. That is to say, every single person on the planet."
-Matt Logelin, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Two Kisses for Maddy