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Grief is a complex phenomenon which can often underly other psychological conditions. Treatment for grief follows a clear and definable path. This workshop is primarily treatment focused; it will outline in clear steps the way in which a clinician can treat grief.

The workshop will cover grief associated with bereavement, loss, life change and early development. Bereavement behaviour comprises two components: mourning and grief. Mourning is comprised of the cultural mores, beliefs and customs associated with appropriate behaviour displayed in response to death. Grief is more clearly defined as a biological phenomenon that goes beyond the well-being of the individual as well as a stereotyped pattern of psychological and physiological reactions independent of social customs. Failure to process bereavement can cause significant symptoms, including depression.

Grief can also be associated with other types of loss: relationship breakdown, physical injury or illness resulting in lifestyle changes, career changes, to name a few.

Common features of unresolved grief are:

  • Persistent mild depressive symptoms since onset of loss
  • Delayed or prolonged grief
  • Guilt or self-reproach
  • Somatic symptoms & physical distress
  • Searching behaviour
  • Recurrence of depression & searching behaviour on anniversaries
  • Time distortion; feeling death occurred yesterday
  • Unwillingness to dispose of possessions of deceased
  • Inability to discuss the deceased without crying
  • Change in relationships, e.g. social withdrawal
  • Diminished involvement in religious activities
  • Themes of loss

This workshop will assess different types of grief and mourning and provide clear treatment protocols to each.

Teaching through lecture, demonstration of methods, and case illustration. Hypnosis training recommended, not required

Outcomes for the course:

  1. An understanding of the different types of grief and bereavement
  2. An understanding of their impact on adult psychological functioning
  3. Clear guidelines for the diagnosis of grief and bereavement
  4. Protocols for the treatment of these conditions

Dr Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D

Dr. Brown is an Associate Clinical Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Director, Center for Integrative Psychotherapy, Newton MA.

He has served on the Harvard Medical School Faculty for 24 years. He has published widely including 16 books. Memory, Trauma Treatment and the Law (with A.W Scheflin and D.C Hammond) won the 1999 Manfred S. Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law as “the outstanding contribution to forensic psychiatry”.

Over the last 20 years his research has focused on assessing attachment disorders in adults and on developing psychotherapeutic and hypnotherapeutic protocols to treat attachment pathology. This work is described in his book, Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair (2016; with D.S Elliot).

Winner of Pierre Janet Writing Award, the International Society Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).

Register online or enquires:

Nigel Denning- Integrative psychology

nigel@integrativepsychology.net.au

(03) 9663 0355 or 0407 097 722


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