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Grief in Parents: Counseling Strategies

I'm having a really difficult time with my grief class. Again, I need to imagine that I am a counselor for a couple in the attached case study. Please help me:

Assess how the couple is coping.
Provide resources the couple may need in their grieving process:
What counseling interventions may be helpful when working with these clients?


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Grief Assessment: Couple X

The couple lost their 3-month old baby to crib death (also known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/SIDS or cot death). The husband was attached to the infant and is angry that he passed away. This anger and feelings of loss are putting a strain on the marriage, including his sexual relationship with his wife as she is hoping to get pregnant again. The wife feels responsible as she was asleep when the child died. To get pregnant again is her way of coping, but her husband does not appear to want another child because of the loss. Following the Kabler-Ross model, the husband appears to be in stage 2 - he is angry and appears to be unable to care for how his wife feels. The wife on the other hand appears to be in stage 3 - bargaining. In ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) in relation to the case of a couple in grieving. The tasks are provided answers, including their state, resources they need to cope and counseling intervention strategies. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.