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Complicated Grief Treatment Manual

5 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


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Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) is a 16-session, evidence-based approach that helps resolve grief complications and facilitate the natural adaptive process. By following the instructions in this manual and using other training supports as needed, you can learn to administer a simple, highly effective treatment that can change the lives of people caught in a seemingly endless cycle of grief.  

4 reviews for Complicated Grief Treatment Manual

  1. 5 out of 5


    I find the manual very helpful and have been using it for years, since first learning Complicated Grief Treatment (CGT) under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Shear in 2010. Before almost every session I still like to review that session’s content and goals. I feel it helps me stay on track and focused during treatment, which means being more effective. CGT is a structured treatment and the sessions are packed. The manual reminds me of different treatment components and procedures and helps to stay organized.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Clients struggling with complicated grief typically come for help in a state of overwhelming pain, confusion, and hopelessness. Therapists who attempt to treat complicated grief can become lost, overwhelmed, and even hopeless themselves, when faced with such suffering. The structure and promise of Complicated Grief Treatment, so clearly laid out in this clinician manual, provides reassurance to both the therapist and the client. With well-described rationales, detailed instructions on interventions, and clinician and client forms, this manual provides the necessary foundational resources for therapists embarking on learning and providing this highly efficacious treatment.

  3. 5 out of 5


    The CGT manual is a wonderful tool for a practitioner who is utilizing complicated grief treatment. Each session has a very clear objective. The manual provides the therapist with procedures and strategies that are the cornerstone of complicated grief treatment. Structured guidelines enable the therapist to stay goal focused during this evocative treatment. I have found the manual extremely helpful.

  4. 5 out of 5


    As a new practitioner of CG therapy this manual has been an invaluable companion when working with clients who have, in most cases, tried everything else and are stuck with unrelenting mental suffering. The manual is written to include different possible scenarios that each unique client might bring to the therapist. All of the forms and assessments that are needed are included in the manual and organized in an easy to use format. In such a structured treatment, I find it very helpful to be able to refer to the manual before each session with a CG client.

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