We believe that grief is a natural experience that is a form of love and that we each have the capacity to adapt to even the most difficult loss. Using this basic philosophy Dr. M. Katherine Shear, Director of the Center for CG, and colleagues developed a 16 session treatment approach that has been efficacy tested in 3 studies funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
If you have CG or know someone suffering in this way, you may be feeling hopeless but Dr. Bonnie Gorscak, a CGT therapist and supervisor, is not. She knows that CGT can make an enormous difference. She has also seen big changes in attitudes of therapists as they too learn this approach and find that they can help people get back on track in a relatively short period of time.
Ginny’s life was at a virtual standstill after her husband died. After suffering for two decades she was committed to doing whatever her CGT therapist asked and this commitment paid off. The deep pain finally receded. It felt like a miracle to her. In her words, she finally felt “human again.”