Separation, Loss and Mourning   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

PY 535 - Separation, Loss and Mourning

This course explores the dynamics of separation, loss, and mourning in normal development and as they contribute to psychopathology. Students examine different types of loss: developmental loss, loss of function or role, and loss of a loved one through death. In addition to understanding different types of loss, the meanings of loss, the circumstances that exacerbate or mitigate trauma, adjustment to a new reality, and the treatment of normal and pathological grief are considered. (2 credits)