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Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4422-3181-8 / 2014 / 186 pages / Regular price: $75.00

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Divorce and Loss: Helping Adults and Children Mourn When a Marriage Comes Apart

 By Joshua Ehrlich

“Parents and children almost always suffer during a divorce. Joshua Ehrlich has called upon his extensive clinical experience with the emotional challenges faced by children, adolescents, their adult parents, and their therapists in dealing with the mourning process that accompanies divorce. Although this book was designed primarily with therapists in mind, it serves as a thoughtful addition to the literature that child therapists, adult therapists, mediators, attorneys, and judges call upon when working with families who are experiencing divorce, especially high conflict divorce. I expect to use Ehrlich’s helpful insights, which are beautifully distilled in this sharply focused book.”—Elissa P. Benedek, MD, author of How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce “

“Joshua Ehrlich offers a rich and evocative framework for understanding why and how it can be so hard for people to deal effectively with the pain and loss of divorce. In the context of the operation of defenses that interfere with mourning, he shares with the reader his wide experience of the many forms such troubles take, and suggests effective interventions. This book is an excellent resource for clinicians working with patients of all ages in varied roles and settings.”—Kerry Kelly Novick, Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, author of Working with Parents Makes Therapy Work

“Any therapist who has treated children whose parents are navigating through a stormy divorce or its aftermath knows how challenging such work can be. This book provides a clear road map for therapists working their way through the minefield of rage and sadness that divorcing parents and their children too often experience. Focusing on the theme that intense divorce conflict often flows from problems in mourning the losses that divorce represents, Dr. Ehrlich weaves theory and striking case examples together to provide understanding and specific suggestions that will be enormously helpful to anyone trying to help parents and children achieve a satisfying outcome.”—Peter Ash, MD., Emory University, editor of Principles and Practice of Child and Adolescent Forensic Mental

About the Author

Joshua Ehrlich, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst who works with children, adolescents, and adults in his practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan as well as a faculty member at the Michigan Psychoanalytic.