Treatment of Prolonged & Complicated Grief and Traumatic Bereavement - Higher Thought Institute
Session Description

The COVID 19 pandemic has caused over 450,000 deaths in the U.S.  In addition, there have been an upsurge of deaths due to increased opioid overdoses, increased rates of suicides, and deaths due to family violence and police misconduct. Each  death has a profound effect on surviving  family members , especially if they could not be with their loved one at the time of their death and if memorial services were disrupted. Grief  reactions may also occur because of disrupted life-styles, financial insecurities, and other forms of victimization.

In this presentation, Dr.Meichenbaum will discuss what distinguishes those individuals who develop Grief Disorders versus  those who evidence resilience.  He will discuss how evidenced -based interventions can be employed with individuals, families and communities. He will describe the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy highlighting  a variety of Constructive Narrative treatment approaches  including Restorative retelling procedures, Journaling, and Meaning -making activities. He will discuss how spirituality/religious interventions can be integrated with psychotherapy. A Coping with Grief Checklist will be provided, as well as a detailed Handout.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Assess for the presence of Prolong and Complicated Grief Disorders (PCG)
  2. Implement the Core Tasks of Psychotherapy, including spirituality, with clients experiencing  PCG
  3. Bolster  resilience in clients who are struggling withP CG and associated disorders

Contact for a detailed agenda for this course

March 26 @ 12:45
12:45 — 14:15 (1h 30′)

Donald Meichenbaum PhD

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