Parental death is the most painful experience in one’s life time. Children experience series of common emotional reactions such as shock, yearning, anger, sadness, guilt feeling and anxiety due to the parental death. Children demonstrate a range of behavioral and cognitive reactions too. Primary pattern of reactions depends on the age of the child. In therapy it should be considered non-malleable and Malleable Factors. Children who bereaved after parental death are more likely to have psychopathological problems in future. CBT with creative interventions is the more effective approach for childhood bereavement following parental death.
D.T.D. Alahakoon (2018); Childhood Bereavement following Parental Death; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(8) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.8.2018.p8059