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Interpersonal Skills Training by Alan Wolfelt

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CHAPTER 23

A FINAL WORD

“We can be cured of depression in only fourteen days if every day we will try to think how we can be helpful to others.”

Alfred Adler

Hopefully, the material outlined in this book will allow you to be even more prepared for your helping responsibilities with people—before, during, and after the funeral. You have the opportunity to “be with” people during times of great emotional distress, including the “first call,” the arrangement conference, the first viewing, the funeral service and committal, as well as the post-funeral period. What an opportunity to help other human beings!

Yes, other trained professionals are available to offer support and assistance; however, none are in a better position to provide help during ...

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