Publications

 

 
 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Zakarian, R. J., McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Bellet, B., Neimeyer, R. A., & Burke, L. A. (2019). Relations among meaning making, PTSD, and complicated grief following homicide loss. Journal of Loss & Trauma. doi.org/10.1080/15325024.2019.1565111.

Burke, L.A., Crunk, A. E., Neimeyer, R. A., Bai, H. (2018). Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief 2.0 (ICSG 2.0): Validation of a Revised Measure of Spiritual Distress in Bereavement. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Crunk, A. E., Burke, L.A., Neimeyer, R. A., Bai, H. (2018). The Coping Assessment for Bereavement and Loss Experiences (CABLE): Development and initial validation. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R. A., Bottomley, J. S., & Smigelsky, M. A. (in press). Prospective risk factors for intense grief in family members of veterans who died of terminal illness. Illness, Crisis, & Loss.

Neimeyer, R.A. & Burke, L.A. (2017). Spiritual distress and depression in bereavement:
A meaning-oriented contribution.
Journal of Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. doi: 10.1007/s10942-017-0262-6

Crunk, A.E., Burke, L.A. & Robinson, Edward, III, (2017). Complicated grief: An evolving theoretical landscape.  Journal of Counseling & Development, 95 (2), 225-232 doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2014.00000.x

Burke, L.A. & Neimeyer, R.A. (2016). Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief: Assessing spiritual crisis following loss. Religions, 7(6), 67.  

Burke, L.A., Clark, K.A., Ali, K.S., Gibson, B. W., Smigelsky, M.A., & Neimeyer, R.A., (2015). Risk factors for anticipatory grief in family members of terminally ill veterans receiving palliative care services. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care. 11:3-4, 244-266, doi: 10.1080/15524256.2015.1110071

Bottomley, J.S., Burke, L.A., & Neimeyer, R.A. (2015). Domains of social support that predict bereavement distress following homicide loss: Assessing need and satisfaction. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. 0030222815612282.

Elder, J. & Burke, L.A. (2015). Parental grief expression in online cancer support groups. Illness, Crisis, and Loss,23, 175-190. doi: 10.1177/1054137315576617

Piazza Bonin, E., Neimeyer, R.A., Burke, L. A., Young, A. J., McDevitt-Murphy, M.E., (2015) 
Disenfranchised Grief following African American Homicide Loss: An Inductive Case. OMEGA-Journal of Death and Dying, 70, 369-392. 0030222815573727.

Burke, L. A., & Neimeyer, R.A. (2014). 
Spiritual distress in bereavement:  Evolution of a research program. Religions, 5,1087-1115. doi: 10.3390/rel5041087

Burke, L. A.,  & Neimeyer, R.A. (2014). 
Complicated spiritual grief I: Relation to complicated grief symptomatology following violent death bereavement. Death Studies, 38, 259-267. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2013.829372

Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R. A., Young, M. J., Piazza Bonin, B. & Davis, N. L. (2014). 
Complicated spiritual grief II:  A deductive inquiry following the loss of a loved one.  Death Studies, 38, 268-281. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2013.829373

Burke, L.A., Neimeyer, R.A., Holland, J.M., Dennard, S., Oliver, L., & Shear, K.M., (2014). 
Inventory of complicated spiritual grief scale: Development and initial validation of a new measure. Death Studies, 38, 239-250. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2013.810098

Neimeyer, R. A. & Burke, L. A. (2014).  
Loss, grief and spiritual struggle:  The quest for meaning in bereavement. Religion, Brain & Behavior, 15-21. doi: 10.1080/2153599X.2014.891253. 

Neimeyer, R.A., Burke, L.A., & Lawson, K. (2013). 
Community-based participatory research in bereavement: Bridging research and practice in the wake of traumatic loss. Grief Matters. Special Edition: Bridging Research & Practice, 16. 

Williams, J. L., Burke, L.A., McDevitt-Murphy, M.E., & Neimeyer, R.A. (2012) 
Bereavement outcomes and health functioning among African American homicide survivors. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 17, 358-375.

Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R. A., McDevitt-Murphy, M.E., Ippolito, M. R., & Roberts, J. M. (2011). 
Faith in the wake of homicide: Spiritual crisis and bereavement distress in an African American sample. International Journal for Psychology of Religion, 21, 1–19. doi: 10.1080/10508619.2011.60741.

Neimeyer, R.A., & Burke, L. A. (2011) 
Complicated grief in the aftermath of homicide: Spiritual crisis and distress in an African American sample. Invited submission for Spirituality and Health special issue in Religions, 2, 145-164. doi: 10.3390/rel2020145. 

Lichtenthal, W. G., Burke, L. A., & Neimeyer, R. A. (2011). 
Religious coping and meaning-making following the loss of a loved one. Counseling and Spirituality, 30, 113-136.

McDevitt-Murphy, M. E., Neimeyer, R.A., Burke, L.A., Williams, J.L. & Lawson, K. (2011). 
Assessing the toll of traumatic loss: Psychological symptoms in African Americans bereaved by homicide.  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. doi: 10.1037/a0024911.

Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R. A., & McDevitt-Murphy, M. E. (2010). 
African American homicide bereavement: Aspects of social support that predict complicated grief, PTSD, and depression. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 61, 1-24. doi: 10.2190/OM.61.1.a

Neimeyer, R. A., Burke, L A., Mackay, M. M. & van Dyke-Stringer, J. G. (2010). 
Grief therapy and the reconstruction of meaning:  From principles to practice.  Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 40, 73-83. doi: 10.1007/s10879-009-9135-3.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Neimeyer, R.A., & Burke, L.A. (in press).                                                                                                               What makes grief complicated? In K. J. Doka, & A.S. Tucci, (Eds.) When grief is complicated. Washington, DC: Hospice Foundation of America.

Burke, L. A., & Neimeyer, R.A. (2016). 
Inventory of Complicated Spiritual Grief (ICSG). In R.A. Neimeyer (Ed.) Techniques of grief therapy: Creative strategies for counseling the bereaved (Vol. 2). New York: Routledge.

Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R. A., & Elacqua, T. C. (2014).  
Meaning reconstruction in the wake of loss:  Psychological and spiritual adaptation to bereavement.  In M. Paludi (Series Ed.) & M. Paludi (Vol. Ed.), Women's cancers: Diagnosis, treatment, recovery and coping (pp. 219-244). Westport, CT: Praeger.

Burke, L. A., & Neimeyer, R.A. (2012).
Spirituality and health: Meaning making in bereavement. In M. Cobb, C. Puchalski, & B. Rumbold, (Eds.) The textbook on spirituality in healthcare (pp. 127-133). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Burke, L. A., & Neimeyer, R.A. (2012) 
Prospective risk factors for complicated grief:  A review of the empirical literature. In M.S. Stroebe, H. Schut, J. van der Bout & P. Boelen. (Eds.), Complicated grief: Scientific foundations for healthcare professionals (pp. 145-161). New York: Routledge. 

Burke, L. A., Neimeyer, R.A., & Elacqua, T. C. (2012).  
Faith, love, and loss: When belief and bereavement become complicated. In M. Paludi (Ed.) The psychology of love (Vol. 1-4) (pp. 89-108).  Santa Barbara: Praeger Publishers. 

Burke, L. A., & Elacqua, T. C. (2012). 
Spiritual devotionals. In R.A. Neimeyer. (Ed.), Techniques in grief therapy: Creative strategies for counseling the bereaved (Vol. 1), (pp. 175-177). New York: Routledge. 

Neimeyer, R. A. & Burke, L. A. (2012). 
Complicated grief and the end-of-life:  Risk factors and treatment considerations.  In J. L. Werth (Ed.), Counseling clients near the end-of-life. New York:  Springer.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS 

Burke, L. A. (in press).                                                                                                                                              Review of the book Attachment-informed grief therapy: The clinician’s guide to foundations and applications, by P.S. Kosminsky, & J.J. Jordan, (2016). Omega: Journal of Death & Dying. 

Neimeyer, R. A. & Burke, L. A. (2012). 
African Americans in bereavement I:  Methodological considerations in the study of grief.  Proceedings of the Researcher Development Conference.  Nashville:  Tennessee Board of Regents. 

Neimeyer, R. A. & Burke, L. A. (2012). 
African Americans in bereavement II:  Theory and research.  2nd Annual Research Day Proceedings (pp. 50-57).  Nashville: Tennessee Board of Regents.

Burke, E. S. & Burke, L. A. (2012). 
Suicide: A daughter's perspective. [Review of the DVD: Daughter of Suicide by Dempsey Rice]. Death Studies, 36, 190–194, doi:10.1080/07481187.2011.610181.

Burke, L. A. (2010).
Comfort following loss: Using the Psalms as a balm. [Review of the book: The God of all comfort: Finding your way into his arms, by Dee Brestin]. Death Studies, 34, 1-9.

Burke, L.A. (2009). 
Comforting the bereaved: A Jewish perspective. [Review of the book: The right word, by Rabbi Shawn B. Zell]. Death Studies, 33, 862-866.