I can offer some suggestions, tho indirect and roundabout. The fact of death ends us, but the idea/concept of death saves us. Death is deeply addressed in: Irv Yalom’s Existential Psychotherapy, and if you’re an ambitious researcher, Rollo May’s Existential Psychology, which contains excerpts from the philosophical roots of this approach. More practical â€‹areâ€‹ Yalom’s Staring Into The Sun:Overcoming The Terror of Deathâ€‹, and Who Dies by Steven & Andrea Levineâ€‹.
At last report, Yalom, one of the great luminaries of psychotherapy, is in his 80s, still writing and seeing a few patients for single session therapy consults. His revised and updated Theory & Practice of Group Psychotherapy is in it’s 5th edition, quite rare in my field. Because interpersonal processes importantly influence any approach to group therapy, no professional can competently lead a therapy group without reading this seminal book.
My decades ago dinner with him and his wife was far more influential on my developing therapeutic/group therapeutic style then I’d realized at the time.
Â I meant to & forgot to include Oliver Saks’ last 4 very short essays collected as”Gratitude”, written as he was finishing dying – profoundly simple and deeply touching.