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Hosp J. 2000;15(3):13-30.

Using the solution focused brief therapy model with bereavement groups in rural communities: resiliency at its best.

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  • 1Barry University, School of Social Work, 11300 N. E. 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161, USA.


The major goals of bereavement groups are to help resolve the conflicts of separation, facilitate the completion of grief tasks, provide a social support system, and give permission to mourn. This article describes how the Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) model can be applied to bereavement groups. In addition, the authors' provide examples of techniques useful for setting the beginning foundation for bereavement group work in the rural community.

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