The perceived lack of effective complicated grief intervention programmes resulted in the following research objectives: (1) to explore existing literature and research on complicated grief and (2) to construct a CGIM.
The development of a CGIM has long been the interest of the authors.
The theoretical foundation of the CGIM is based on an eclectic and integrative approach.
The CGIM draws on intervention techniques from other approaches and theories such as the cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused and narrative theories.
The proposed CGIM (Diagram 1) was developed from this need and must be regarded as a flexible and adaptable programme.
The CGIM is specifically developed for complicated grief intervention.
The CGIM is set out in Diagram 1 and will be discussed in detail in the following paragraphs.
The CGIM consists of three steps: Assessment, intervention and evaluation/termination.
1, Prasident des Landesarbeitsamtes Schleswig-Holstein to CGIM, 5 May 1952; Prasident des Landesarbeitsamtes Niedersachsen to CGIM, 7 May 1952; Prasident des Arbeitsamtes Rheinland-Hessen-Nassau to CGIM, 26 May 1952; Prasident des Landesarbeitsamtes Hessen to CGIM, 27 May 1952; Chief, CGIM to Chief, OD, 4 June 1952.
1, Chief OD to Officer-in-Charge Karlsruhe, 26 September 1952; Chief CGIM to Chief OD, 8 October 1952; Immigration Officer-in-Charge Sudbury to Central DS Toronto, 12 December 1952; Central DS Toronto to Director IB, 29 December 1952; Chief OD to Chief CGIM, 3 January 1953 and 22 June 1953; Chief Administration Division to Chief OD, 19 February 1954; LAC, RG 27, vol.
1, McIntyre to Beasley, I October 1954; Chief CGIM to Chief OD, 18 August 1954.