Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy

June 10 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED | 6.5 CEs AVAILABLE FOR A FEE

The loss of a loved one often undermines a griever’s sense of purpose, meaning, and identity and may challenge meaning-making processes. Meaning-making challenges have been associated with prolonged grief disorder. Some grief therapy experts have argued that facilitating meaning-making can be therapeutic.

This workshop will provide an overview of a 16-session intervention designed to support meaning-making called Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy (MCGT). We will review the core principles of MCGT and how the therapy may facilitate meaning-making processes and enhance grievers’ sense of meaning. The workshop consists of experiential exercises and a discussion of the applications of MCGT, sharing examples from a study of MCGT with bereaved parents.

Presenter Wendy G. Lichtenthal, PhD, FT is Director of the Bereavement Clinic and Associate Attending Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine.

For more details, please see the registration page.