Death anxiety and problems of technique
Throughout this book, I have touched on problems of psychotherapy technique as they are affected by death- related issues. In this final chapter, I explore some selected but important issues of this kind and discuss their technical management.
Let us begin this final overview by reviewing and integrating the principles of technique that apply to the management of interludes during which illness, injury, and death take place in the life of either the patient or the therapist.
Inevitably, a therapist will be deeply affected by his or her patient's death-related experiences. These triggering events are processed by the therapist both personally and with the patient,