Beyond the Horizon: A Remembrance Journal for Healing the Loss of a Pet is written for anyone who has suffered the devastating loss of a beloved companion animal. For those interested in Journal Therapy, this book is designed to help you work through and express your thoughts and feelings associated with the loss of your pet. This Journal is a place where you can reflect on the unique and beautiful bond you shared with your beloved and provides a framework to help you process through the various stages commonly associated with the death of a pet. Each chapter begins with a general overview and then transitions to a set of questions intended to elicit personal reflections and insights. With the use of therapeutic questions and prompts, the author guides you through the various phases of your pet's life and stages of grief. While personal experience is woven throughout the tapestry of this Journal, it is primarily informed by clinical experience in Pet Bereavement as well as scholarly research on the Human-Animal Bond and Pet Loss. This Journal seeks to bring a sense of comfort and healing for those who have lost a beloved companion animal.
Dr. Corbin is a licensed mental health professional, educator, and researcher with over 20 years of diverse clinical experience in the field of counseling and psychotherapy with a focus on; grief counseling, disenfranchised loss, traumatic loss and pet bereavement. Dr. Corbin is the Founder and Clinical Director of Pet Loss Support Services and Integrative Psychotherapy of New Jersey which offers a wide range of clinical, educational and consultation services to local animal clinics, animal welfare centers, law enforcement and military personnel on the dynamics of the human-animal bond and pet loss. In addition to her clinical practice and outreach services to local and national animal organizations, Dr. Corbin has authored numerous publications on the Human-Animal Bond and Pet Loss to include scholarly research entitled, "A Phenomenological Study of Canine Loss and Grief Response: Clinical and Depth Psychological Implications" (2006). As part of her general clinical practice, Dr. Corbin provides psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness based interventions and evidence-based treatment to adults across the lifespan with specialized training and focus on; health psychology, chronic and terminal illness, chronic pain syndrome, normative and traumatic life transitions, eating disorders and mood disorders. Dr. Corbin's passion and love for animals is the continued inspiration for her on-going efforts to raising awareness of the importance of the Human-Animal Bond and need for professional Pet Bereavement support services.