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Perinatal Complicated Grief: Implications for Clinicians
April 7, 2017 @ 9:40 am - 10:45 am
The perinatal period is characterized by intense attachment. When the death of a baby occurs, parents are confronted with time-sensitive decisions that often have far-reaching impact on their emotional well-being. Further, many parents struggle with the decisions that they did not have an opportunity to make. This conundrum is often a source of unrelenting pain and regret. Is there hope for bereaved parents to reconstruct a narrative about their babies through complicated grief treatment? We think so. Learn how to integrate complicated grief treatment, a treatment proven to be more effective than interpersonal therapy, into your work with parents.
Nicole Alston, MSW, Staff Associate