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Felberbaum, S. (2014). Mourning and Creativity: Finding the “Write” Words. Psychoanal. Soc. Work, 21(1-2):40-54.

(2014). Psychoanalytic Social Work, 21(1-2):40-54

Mourning and Creativity: Finding the “Write” Words

Sheila Felberbaum

Writing offers opportunities to remember, witness, honor, memorialize, and work through various permutations of trauma and loss. The author demonstrates, via clinical and personal vignettes, how finding a “literal voice” can deepen and advance the treatment in unique ways for both the patient and the therapist. Analytic termination is also explored as a preparatory experience for dealing with subsequent parental loss. Various theorists as well as literary sources are cited to further illustrate creative ways to deal with the mourning process.

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