The Psych Writer: Grief – Phase Three: Bargaining

Last week in The Psych Writer series, I covered the second phase of grief: denial. This week, we’re onto phase three: bargaining. Once again, and you may be able to say it with me this time: these phases are organized for the benefit of the clinician. They are not set in stone and the patient will

The Psych Writer: Grief – Phase Two: Denial

This is an ongoing series called The Psych Writer. Last week, we explored the first phase or stage of grief: shock and disbelief. This week, we’ll take a closer look at phase two: denial. This stage used to be lumped into the first stage of shock and disbelief, which makes sense, but over time, therapists