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Complicated grief (CG) is a serious, worryingly common, and poorly treated condition. Diagnostic criteria are still under development, but surveys suggest nearly 4% of the general adult population is likely to be suffering from current CG (Kersting, 2011) – probably well over 150,000 people here in Scotland. Amongst people who are already seeking psychological help from mental health professionals, CG prevalence is likely to be over 20% (Pini, 2012). CG is typically comorbid with other disorders, is persistent over many…
CG is a debilitating bereavement-related condition diagnosed as an adjustment disorder in DSM-5. In this one-day workshop, Dr. M. Katherine Shear focuses primarily on how to identify and evaluate people with CG and how to facilitate natural processes of adaptation to loss. Dr. Shear will introduce participants to the principles and procedures used in Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT), the time-limited, targeted psychotherapy that has been tested and proven efficacious in three large NIMH-funded randomized controlled trials.