Worden’s (1991) model of grief argues that we have ‘tasks’ when we grieve. These include:
- Accepting the reality of the loss
- Experiencing the pain of the loss
- Adjusting to a new life without the lost person
- Reinvestment in the new reality.
The TEAR Model of Grief illustrates these four tasks of mourning.
This is a Psychology Tools information handout. Suggested uses include:
- Client handout – use as a psychoeducation resource
- Discussion point – use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
- Therapist learning tool – improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
- Teaching resource – use as a learning tool during training
- Worden, J. W. (1991). Grief counselling and grief therapy: A handbook for the mental health practitioner (2nd edition). London: Springer.