Every helping professional will encounter grief and loss in practice. Are you prepared for the inevitable? Using a rich variety of case examples to illustrate essential theories and skills, Katherine Walsh-Burke allows current and future helping professionals to see how these theories will enhance their own practice. Culture, spirituality, age, gender, and other factors that influence grief reactions are discussed, preparing readers to understand and work with diverse populations. Individual and programmatic responses to grieving people are included. Highlights: Key concepts related to grief and lossthat are often omitted from professional training programs are addressed, preparing practitioners to deal with issues they encounter in everyday practice. Case examplesillustrate theories and skills, allowing the students to see how these theories will enhance their own practice. Individual and programmatic responsesto grieving people are included. Student exercisesto be completed either as independent assignments or as in-class activities are included in each chapter. Companion Web Siteincludes slides, suggested Internet sites, and supplemental learning tools that connect students to current and credible resources beyond those included in the text. Don’t Miss this Special Value Pack Option: The Career Center Do you need help transitioning from being a student to becoming a professional? Or would you like to re-examine the direction you are taking your career? With The Career Center, you can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions--a total of four hours of career consultant time! The Career Center is designed to address the wide range of preparation and life stages of individuals who are attempting to develop their careers. Qualified career specialists advise clients as they establish, or re-establish, themselves in today's competitive global economy. The Career Center--a $25 value--is FREE when packaged with any new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook. Visit www.ablongman.com/careercenter for more information. Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative to take advantage of this great offer.Walsh-Burke, Katherine is the author of 'Grief And Loss Theories And Skills For Helping Professionals', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205398812 and ISBN 0205398812.