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ADEC 39th Annual Conference

http://www.adec.org/ADEC/2017

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April 2017

Presentation
Three Simple Strategies from Complicated Grief Treatment

April 6 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront,
Portland, OR United States

Overview Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) is a time-limited, targeted psychotherapy with an average response rate of 70%, in three NIMH-funded clinical trials. CGT fosters processes that promote adaptation to loss using strategies that can seem counterintuitive. This presentation introduces core principles of CGT and explains their roots in scientific research.  We provide a framework for thinking about acute, integrated and complicated grief.  We describe three procedures used in CGT, explain how and why we use them and suggest ways to…

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Presentation
What is Complicated Grief?

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront,
Portland, OR United States

Overview Approximately 2.5 million people die every year in the United States alone and, worldwide, the number of deaths reaches 60 million. Estimating an average of three very close friends and relatives means at least 7.5 million people are bereaved yearly in the United States and 177 million people are bereaved every year around the world. Mental health practitioners understand that the death of a loved one is a uniquely challenging life experience and is one of the most difficult…

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Poster Presentation
Perinatal Complicated Grief: Implications for Clinicians

April 7 @ 9:40 am - 10:45 am
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront,
Portland, OR United States

Poster Overview 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…

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Poster Presentation
Social Isolation and Self-Esteem Among Adolescents at a Grief Camp

April 7 @ 9:40 am - 10:45 am
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront,
Portland, OR United States

Overview Approximately five percent of children in the United States will experience the death of a parent or sibling before turning eighteen. This experience can have a wide range of concerning psychosocial impacts, including social isolation, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and suicidality. However, the body of research on childhood and adolescent grief is quite limited, with an even greater void in the theoretical underpinnings necessary to provide efficacious clinical intervention and support for this population. The present study sought to…

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