The Clergyman’s Role in Grief Counseling

  • Earl A. Grollman


There is no time when the minister is more sorely needed than during the crisis of grief. He is usually the first one to be called. He officiates at the funeral. He visits with the family after the service. In Erich Lindemann’s words, the clergyman may be instrumental in emancipating the survivors from their bondage to the deceased, assisting them in their readjustment to the environment in which the loved one is missing, and aiding them in the formation of new relationships.


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© Aubrey Milunsky 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Earl A. Grollman
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  1. 1.Temple Beth ElBelmontUSA

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