AACBT NSW: Pub discussion Living with loss: Evidence-based treatment approaches for prolonged grief reactions

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3 Apr 2017
07:00 pm
- 08:00 pm
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Living with loss: Evidence-based treatment approaches for prolonged grief reactions

People vary greatly in how they respond to the death of a close loved one. Learn about the recent developments in CBT approaches for clients struggling with grief.


We will all experience the death of a close loved one during our lifetime and everyone responds differently.

The majority of people find ways of coping, however around 7-10% of bereaved individuals experience intense and distressing grief reactions that can persist unabated for years.

Encouragingly, there have been significant advances in how we understand these reactions and this has led to the development of effective grief-focused CBT treatment approaches.

During this pub discussion Fiona will discuss these recent advances and outline key grief-focused strategies. She will include important considerations for adapting CBT to the grief context, strategies for dealing with meaninglessness, how to integrate attachment based-techniques, and ways of helping clients re-envisage a future.

Dr Fiona Maccallum is a clinical psychologist with experience working across public, private, and research settings.  She is a Lecturer and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales.  Her research is focused on understanding the psychological mechanisms associated with prolonged grief reactions, including a broader interest in emotion regulation processes, autobiographical memory, and self-identity.