Featuring: Dr. Katherine Shear
Dr. Katherine Shear works at the Center for Complicated Grief at the University of Columbia. Her work involves steering her team to successful projects that will improve the lives of people suffering from complicated grief. As Founder and Director of the Center she is involved in all aspects of the work. She oversees the website, supervises all staff, leads the training initiatives and spearheads fund-raising Dr. Shear also serves as the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia School of Social Work where she is I a Senior member of an academic faculty at a large university.
The death of a loved one is a uniquely challenging life experience - one of the most difficult a person can face - yet most people find a way to come to terms with the loss, reshape their relationship with the person who died and restore a sense of meaning and purpose in their own lives. However, for about 7% of bereaved people mourning is derailed, leading to development of complicated grief (CG). CG is a recently described syndrome included in DSM-5 and proposed for inclusion in ICD-11. The purpose of this webinar is to describe CG and outline the core modules of complicated grief treatment (CGT), the time-limited, targeted psychotherapy that has been tested and proven efficacious in three NIMH-funded randomized controlled trials.