When Therapists Mourn: Coping with Client's Death

Resources & References

 

Therapists’ Response to Clients’ Death

How Therapists Mourn

Therapist’s Grief When a Client Suddenly Dies By Paula J. Siegel

My client is dead (blog)

The Effect of a Client’s Death on Clinicians: Frequency, Reaction, and ResponseAmelia Doty/Tulane School of Social Work

 

Coping & Dealing with a Client’s Suicide

SUICIDE: WHAT THERAPISTS NEED TO KNOW – APA

Coping with a clients suicide – APA

Therapists-in-Training Who Experience a Client Suicide

Patient’s Suicide Brings Lasting Pain – NYTimes.com

 

Additional Articles

O’Brien, J.M. (2011). Wounded healer: Psychotherapist grief over a client’s death. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 42(3), 236-243. doi: 10.1037/a0023788

 

Ethical and Legal Considerations Relating to Client’s Death

Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege, Like Attorney-Client Privilege, Survives Death of Privilege Holder

CA EVIDENCE CODE SECTION 1013
As used in this article, “holder of the privilege” means:

  1. The patient when he has no guardian or conservator.
  2. A guardian or conservator of the patient when the patient has a guardian or conservator.
  3. The personal representative of the patient if the patient is dead.

DISCLOSURE OF DECEASED PERSON’S MEDICAL RECORDS – Connecticut Regulations

 

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