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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1992 Jan;62(1):105-16.

Psychological tasks for bereaved children.

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Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Hospital, Mass.


The grief process in bereaved children is conceptualized as a series of psychological tasks that must be accomplished over time. Early tasks include understanding and self-protection; middle-phase tasks include acceptance and reworking; late tasks pertain to identification and development. This timing model has practical implications for the conduct of psychotherapy at different times during the grief process.

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