Short term groupwork in the treatment of chronic sorrow: A Norwegian experience

Gerd Kramm Engebrigtsen, Ken Heap


This article describes the use of short term groupwork in supporting parents of children with a congenital progressive terminal disease. Both content and group process are exemplified and they provide a basis for exploring the needs of persons suffering chronic sorrow. It is suggested that short term groupwork may both support and extend members’ ways of coping.

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