Call for Chapters: Grief and Trauma Counseling Education: Preparing Future Counselors


Michelle Cox, Azusa Pacific University, United States

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: March 6, 2024
Full Chapters Due: April 17, 2024
Submission Date: April 17, 2024


Counseling strategies to support caregivers are uniquely presented through the description of real-life events that were experienced by a counselor educator during the Covid-19 pandemic. Grief and Trauma Counseling Education: Preparing Future Counselors is a powerful tool useful to counseling trainees to support clients through grief and trauma. The central theme of the textbook is grief and trauma during the covid-19 pandemic, and the author uniquely presents the application of grief counseling strategies to her own experience. The author describes the support she received in grief which was created when 4 strangers met to form common bond and lasting sisterhood from their shared grief of losing a partner to cancer during the covid-19 pandemic. The author recommends counselors and counselor trainees consider the importance of group therapy for those recovering from grief and trauma. Additionally, recommendations for public health policy legislation based on lack of proper medical care during the pandemic, and suggestions for those who support caregivers are also presented.


Grief and Trauma Counseling Education: Preparing Future Counselors presents a detailed experience of grief by the author, a counselor educator, while caring for her husband who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in the midst of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. As a counselor educator for over 20 years, the author recognized the value of application with lessons on grief counseling theories and strategies for students. There are very few textbooks focusing on grief counseling, but none that presents it from the perspective of a counselor educator during her own recovery from the death of her spouse. The author presents tools to help navigate the grief process from the time of diagnosis through the death of the loved one, from the experience of the caregiver.

Target Audience

Graduate students in counseling related programs, undergraduate students in social science courses such as sociology, policy makers who have the responsibility to improve a failed healthcare system for caregivers, particularly cancer patients who were deprived of adequate healthcare to treat the cancer during the Covid-19 pandemic, practicing counselors and therapists, hospital and medical social workers, palliative or supportive care services professionals, members of grief support groups, and others who would like to gain a better understanding of how to support those who are grieving or experiencing trauma from grief will benefit from reading Grief and Trauma Counseling Education: Preparing Future Counselors.

Recommended Topics

• Trauma
• Managing Stress
• Cultural experiences of Trauma
• Spirituality
• Stages of Grief
• Social Distancing and Family Separation from the Pandemic
• Transformation
• Insurance Woes
• Palliative Support
• Family Medical Leave
• Anticipatory Grief
• Arrangements
• Encounters with the Deceased
• A Covid Funeral
• Bereavement Support Group
• They’re watching
• Grief Therapy
• Peer Support
• The Wrong Words
• Public Health Policy

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 6, 2024, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by March 24, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 17, 2024, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Grief and Trauma Counseling Education: Preparing Future Counselors. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2024.

Important Dates

March 6, 2024: Proposal Submission Deadline
March 24, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
April 17, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
May 22, 2024: Review Results Returned
June 19, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
June 26, 2024: Final Chapter Submission


Michelle Cox
Azusa Pacific University


Education; Medical, Healthcare, and Life Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities
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