Sibling Grief

Healing After the Death of a Sister or Brother

by P. Gill White



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/29/2008

Recognition Programs

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9780595606795
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 124
ISBN : 9781605280110

About the Book

"P. Gill White, PhD, has done an outstanding job of writing on a much-needed subject within the bereavement community. As siblings sadly are often the "forgotten" grievers when the death of their brother or sister occurs, a book such as this is greatly needed. Dr. White's insights and experiences as both a bereaved sibling herself and as a sibling grief counselor are sure to be a great help to all who read her book."-Patricia L. Moser, president of Bereaved Parents of the USA

"A book for professional caregivers and grieving siblings alike."-Robert B. Simmonds, Ph.D., author of Emotional Wellness Matters

P. Gill White, PhD, was only fifteen when her sister Linda made her swear not to tell anyone about the pain she had in her side, fearing it would spoil an upcoming family vacation. Linda died four months later from a rare form of cancer. White and her family never talked about the loss until decades later, when memories began to haunt her.

Sibling Grief is White's validation of the emotional significance of sibling loss. She draws on both clinical experience and her own deeply personal experience, along with wisdom from hundreds of bereaved siblings, to explain the five healing tasks unique to sibling grief. White also describes the dream patterns of bereaved siblings, showing how healing is reflected in the dream state.

Throughout, she illustrates the long-lasting connection between siblings-a connection that death itself cannot sever.

About the Author

P. Gill White, PhD, now retired, was a counselor in private practice in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the director of The Sibling Connection, a not-for-profit organization that provides resources, counseling, support, education, and consultation to bereaved siblings and those who work with them. Educated at the University of California and the University of Missouri, she is a member of the American Counseling Association, a National Board Certified counselor, and a diplomate in the American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Visit her online at