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Natalia Skritskaya Recorded Webinar: Prolonged Grief Disorder and its Treatment

Subcategories: TOPIC | Grief and Bereavement  


In this webinar, Dr. Natalia Skritskaya will describe a model of grief and adaptation to loss that is derived from clinical and experimental research. She will discuss the new diagnosis of Prolonged Grief Disorder and differentiating this condition from major depression and PTSD. She will also introduce Prolonged Grief Disorder Treatment, previously known as Complicated Grief Treatment, an evidence-based efficacious psychotherapy for prolonged grief disorder.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Skritskaya is a researcher at the Center for Complicated Grief, Columbia University and clinical psychologist in private practice. Her background is in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders with an interest in mind-body connection. For the past decade Dr. Skritskaya has been helping people struggling with difficult losses and also trained clinicians in an evidence-based prolonged grief therapy. Her research is focused on assessment of typical bereavement-related thoughts and understanding their role in prolonged grief.

Learning Objectives

This webinar is designed to help participants:

1. Recognize main features of Prolonged Grief Disorder.
2. Describe how grief is different from depression or PTSD.
3. List core procedures of Prolonged Grief Disorder Treatment.

Recommended Readings:

Shear, M. K., & Bloom, C. G. (2017). Complicated grief treatment: An evidence-based approach to grief therapy. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 35(1), 6-25.

Shear, K., Frank, E., Houck, P. R., & Reynolds, C. F. (2005). Treatment of complicated grief: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 293(21), 2601-2608.

Shear, M. K., Reynolds, C. F., Simon, N. M., Zisook, S., Wang, Y., Mauro, C., ... & Skritskaya, N. (2016). Optimizing treatment of complicated grief: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA psychiatry, 73(7), 685-694.

Shear, K., Monk, T., Houck, P., Melhem, N., Frank, E., Reynolds, C., & Sillowash, R. (2007). An attachment-based model of complicated grief including the role of avoidance. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 257(8), 453-461.

Skritskaya, N. A., Mauro, C., Garcia de la Garza, A., Meichsner, F., Lebowitz, B., Reynolds, C. F., ... & Shear, M. K. (2020). Changes in typical beliefs in response to complicated grief treatment. Depression and anxiety, 37(1), 81-89.


About the Moderator: James F. Boswell, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University at Albany SUNY, and an Associate of the Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities. His research focuses on the processes and outcomes of psychological interventions and science-practice integration, including measurement-based care and harnessing practice-based evidence.



All attendees will receive a certificate of completion when the course requirements are satisfied. Certificates of completion is included in the cost of the webinar

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ABCT is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. ABCT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Work: This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers  (NASW Approval # 886427222-2563).

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The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) to offer continuing education as Provider #4600.

Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00

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