Reddit Ask Me Anything with Complicated Grief Center Director Kathy Shear

October 2, 2014 @ 4:52 pm


Katherine (Kathy) Shear is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry in Social Work and Director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia School of Social Work and Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Kathy has been researching and developing a treatment for a condition known as complicated grief since 1996. Tens of millions of people around the world suffer from this condition. Kathy has developed a new treatment approach encouraging patients to re-live the loss and reflect on its meaning

Kathy recently completed a major study on complicated grief in elderly patients, which found that the new treatment approach is twice as successful as traditional depression therapy.

On Friday, October 3, at 1:00 p.m. (EST) Ask Kathy Anything on Reddit!

To go to Kathy's session, click here at 1:00 p.m.

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What is Reddit?

Reddit, which calls itself the "front page of the Internet," is a social media site where online communities gather around topics of interest.

What is an Ask Me Anything (AMA)?

Ask Me Anythings are online discussions hosted by Reddit. They give anyone the opportunity to ask anything of a featured guest. The questions can be about the guest's own life, professional insights or anything at all—just like the name suggests. You do not need to sign up in order to read the conversation, but you will need to sign up (a short, painless and free procedure) if you want to contribute to the discussion or ask a question.

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