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Marshall, K. (2008). Treating Mourning—Knowing Loss. Contemp. Psychoanal., 44(2):219-233.

(2008). Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 44(2):219-233

Treating Mourning—Knowing Loss

Karol Marshall, Ph.D., ABPP

The unexpected news of the death of a patient I had been working with plunged me into a new reality. I felt suddenly alone, a residue of the analytic field we had created together. I found myself offended by the death: “We were intimately engaged with each other!” Grief and shock disoriented and crazed me.

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