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Date of Award

11-17-2004

Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Committee Chair

Daniel McKitrick

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to critically review literature on children's grief theory. A brief history of grief theory is presented, as well as the introduction of children into the conceptualization of bereavement. Four major theoretical perspectives attachment, development, trauma, and culture - are considered in the discussion on 9urrent perspectives on children's grief theory. Finally, implications for future research in theory and interventions for grieving children are explored.

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