Reauthoring life narratives: grief therapy as meaning reconstruction

Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci. 2001;38(3-4):171-83.


New conceptualizations of bereavement have begun to highlight the process of meaning reconstruction in the aftermath of loss, and the important role this plays in adaptation. This article summarizes theoretical and empirical contributions to this emerging perspective, and discusses several specific implications these carry for the practice of grief therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Grief*
  • Humans
  • Life Change Events*
  • Psychotherapy / methods*
  • Self Concept*
  • Writing*