The Handbook of Thanatology is a comprehensive resource
covering the fundamental and foundational knowledge in thanatology,
compiled by some of ADEC's most well-respected and knowledgeable
members. Its contents are based on the body of knowledge matrix, created initially by ADEC's Credentialing Council, Body of Knowledge Committee, and Test Committee.
There have been significant advances in the bridging of the
research-practice gap since the first edition of the Handbook
of Thanatology (2007). Such change raises new and important questions, and
also brings a number of controversies and differences of opinion. This
reality is especially true for a field like thanatology, because the
practitioners come from varied fields and points of view.
Examples of questions that have surfaced since the first edition
- Should grief be included in the DSM-5?
- How does technology, particularly the Internet, affect programs of
death education and grief counseling?
- What does research tell us about the efficacy of different
approaches to treatment of trauma?
These and many other questions are addressed in the 2nd edition of
The Handbook of Thanatology
(published by the Association for Death Education
and Counseling®, David
K. Meagher, and David E. Balk, editors, 2013). It is an important resource for
those individuals who care for the dying or who engage in death
education, grief counseling, and related research to these
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Body of Knowledge Matrix
View the Body of Knowledge matrix here.