PUBLICATIONS

Kosminsky, P. (2021). “ Bruce Wayne, Batman and Attachment Informed Grief Work.” In: Harrington, J. and Neimeyer, R. , Superhero Grief: The Transformative Power of Loss. New York: Routledge.

Kosminsky, P. and Jordan, J. (2016). Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy: The Clinician's Guide to Foundations and Applications. Routledge: New York.

Kosminsky, P, (2019). “Dreamscaping a Revitalized Self.” In: Gershman, N. and Thompson, B. , Prescriptive Memories in Grief and Loss: The Art of Dreamscaping. New York: Routledge. 

Kosminsky, P. (2017). “Working with Continuing Bonds from an Attachment Theoretical Perspective.” In: Klass, D. and Steffen, E. Continuing Bonds in Bereavement: New Directions for Research and Practice. (New York: Routledge).

Kosminsky, P. “From Theory to Practice and Back Again: A Personal Perspective on Grief and Bereavement in a Changing World.” Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, Fall, 2020.

Kosminsky, P. (2016). “Clearing cognitive obstacles to healing from loss.” Journal of Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 35.

Neimeyer, R. and Kosminsky, P. (2014). “Bereavement”. In Grossman, L. and Walfish, S. Translating Psychological Research Into Practice. New York: Springer. 

Kosminsky, P. (2014). “How new insights about the brain are helping us understand attachment and loss.” Grief matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement:17:1.

Kosminsky, P. (2014). "Coming to grief: What you need to know about grief in the DSM V." New Therapist: March/April.

Kosminsky, P. (2012). Mapping the Terrain of Loss: Grief and Not-Grief. In: Neimeyer, R. (ed.) Techniques of Grief Therapy. New York: Routledge, spring 2012.

Kosminsky,P., and McDevitt, R. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. In: Neimeyer, R. (ed.) Techniques of Grief Therapy. New York: Routledge, spring 2012.

Kosminsky, P. (2011): From Here to Eternity: How the Bereaved Maintain Connections to Lost Loved Ones and Why it Matters. Death Studies, 35:6, 595-565.

Kosminsky,P. (2010): “Loss of Functionality: Traumatic Brain Injury.” In: Darcy Harris, (ed.)., Counting Our Losses: Reflecting on Change, Loss, and Transition in Everyday Life New York: Routledge, 2010.

Kosminsky,P., and Lewin,D. 2009 “Counseling Approaches Aimed at Bereaved Adolescents” In: Corr, S. and Balk, D. (eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Death and Bereavement. New York: Springer Publishing.

With William Zangwill and Jessica Pearson: “Eye Movement Desensitatization and Reprocessing (EMDR)”. In: Shannon, S. (ed.), Handbook of Complimentary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health Innovation and Integration. New York: Academic Press, 2001.

Kosminsky, P.  (2007). Getting Back to Life When Grief Won’t Heal. New York: New York.

BOOKS

A comprehensive and accessible look into the interrelationship between attachment theory, neuroscience, and grief therapy. This groundbreaking yet practical book – co-authored with John Jordan, PhD – provides new insights for clinicians, educators, and anyone interested in the most current developments in the field of grief, loss and trauma. 

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In Getting Back to Life When Grief Won't Heal, you'll find a path through your grief when you read the intimate stories of people who managed to do the same. You'll find real inspiration, invaluable insight and deeply felt advice. You'll learn that yes, there is hope; and that with time, you can let go of the overwhelming sense of loss and embrace life again.

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"Synthesizing developmental psychology, traumatology, thanatology, neuroscience and therapy research, Kosminsky and Jordan brilliantly elucidate the mourner’s experience and needs. . .Practical and cutting edge, this book makes a revolutionary contribution and will become required reading for those working with loss of all kinds."

Therese Rando,PhD, Founder and Clinical Director, The Institute for the Study of Treatment and Loss

Comments from researchers worldwide about Attachment-Informed Grief Therapy

"Convincing clinical illustrations are used throughout, contributing to an overall sense of two vastly experienced clinicians passing on deep theoretical and practical expertise to the next generation. Strongly recommended.”

Jeremy Holmes, M.D., University of Exeter

“This book, by two thoughtful and creative clinicians, will educate, engage, and enrich the work of therapists and those working with the bereaved. It is both scholarly and user friendly. A rich selection of case material illustrates practical procedures, their rationale, and clinical outcomes. The bottom line for clinicians: this book is highly relevant to your work."

Judith Kay Nelson, PhD, dean emerita at the Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy in Berkeley, California.

"a gold mine of information that will serve the needs of new and seasoned therapists aND students. It helps see clients through the lens of attachment theory and neurobiology, which adds new and powerful dimensions to our work. The real-life examples bring information to life and allow the reader to be transported into the therapeutic setting to see how grieving clients will respond."

Simon Shimshon Rubin, PhD, director of International Center for Study of Loss, Bereavement, and Human Resilience at University of Haifa in Israel

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