Keeping the Music Alive: Using the “Grief and Hope Box” with Adult Offenders with Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Issues

Robert Gee, Paul Springer, George Bitar, Faith Drew, Chad Graff

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder (COD) present unique challenges for counselors. When individuals are incarcerated, they suffer unique forms of losses, including the loss and grief of their family members. In addition, they often struggle with stigma and cultural stereotypes that are oppressive and devastating. The purpose of this manuscript is to help counselors and clients access creativity in a manner that facilitates client self-disclosure about grief and loss related issues, leading to a more coherent personal narrative, increased social integration, and enhanced psychological and physiological health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCreative Interventions in Grief and Loss Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationWhen the Music Stops, a Dream Dies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages185-204
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781136867521
ISBN (Print)9780789035547
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Creativity
  • Criminal justice
  • Group counseling
  • Mental health
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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