Prolonged Grief Disorder

This presentation discusses Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD) and how it is different from usual grief as well as Major Depression and PTSD. Derailers of the usual continuing grief process and risk factors associated with PGD, particularly those inherent in the COVID-19 pandemic, will also be discussed. It will describe the treatment model for Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy (PGDT), which is focused on adapting to loss as a re-learning process and consists of psychoeducation and experiential learning activities focusing on six Healing Milestones. The program also explains how these milestones promote acceptance of the reality of the loss and restore the capacity for well-being and provide clinical examples of the therapy. 

On Demand Through January 9, 2024
Length: 90 minutes
CEs: 1.5 CE credits available for a varierty of professional boards. View the full boad list here. 

Expert panelists:

M. Katherine Shear
, MD, is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry and the founding Director of the Center for Prolonged Grief at Columbia University School of Social Work. Dr. Shear is a clinical researcher who first worked in anxiety and depression. For the past 25 years, she has focused on understanding and treating people who experience persistent, intense grief, which is now an official diagnosis called Prolonged Grief Disorder in the ICD-11 and DSM-5. 

Sonya Lott, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist for more than three decades. She maintains a multi-state online private practice, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD).She is a frequent presenter on PGD at professional conferences, and often shares information about acute and prolonged grief and the impact of the pandemic on grieving on national podcasts (WYNC and WBUR) and in other media, including The Washington Post and CNN.com.
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