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BASSO, Lissia Ana  e  WAINER, Ricardo. Mourning and sudden losses: contributions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Rev. bras.ter. cogn. [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp. 35-43. ISSN 1808-5687.

Currently, death is still seen as taboo, surrounded by mysteries and beliefs, and people, often, not prepared to deal with human finitude. When death occurs sudden, tragic, tends to cause many changes in a person's life, leading, many times, loss and changes, especially in emotional and cognitive function. At this time, the bereaved may use a psychologist and this tends to prioritize the receiving and listening to the patient. Therefore it is suggested some essential points of cognitive behavioral therapy, because it is believed that he tends to have an important contribution regarding in the handling of grief. The objective of this paper is to enrich and provide the reader with some aspects of a therapeutic aid grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, a stressful event that is sudden loss of a loved one.

Palavras-chave : cognitive behavioral therapy; losses; mourning.

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