Psychology America with Dr. Alexandra


November 07, 2019
Psychology America with Dr. Alexandra
Psychology America with Dr. Alexandra
Nov 07, 2019
Dr. Alexandra, Psychologist with Dr. Deb Bernstein, Psychologist
“There is nothing so whole as a broken heart.” Kotzker Rebbe
Show Notes

Guest Dr. Deb Bernstein ( endured the loss of her young brother, her young romantic love and most recently both her mother and father.  As a clinical psychologist she has specialized in grief through research and through her 35 year private practice in Warwick, NY.  

In this episode Dr. Deb and I discuss the following and more:  

  •  The many and varied symptoms of acute grief and how long it lasts
  •  How our relationship with the deceased affects our grief, such as when we have mixed feelings about them
  •  How Elizabeth Kubler-Ross apologized about how her “Stages of Grief” were misconstrued
  •  How to respond to a grieving friend
  •  Strategies for coping

Some books and authors we brought up in our conversation include: 

When the Bough Breaks:  Forever After the Death of a Son or Daughter  by Judith R. Bernstein, Ph.D.

Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy, Fifth Edition:  A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner  by J. William Worden PhD

The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss by George A. Bonanno Ph.D.


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