Publications

 

 
 

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

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.