News: Clinical Trials
With New NIMH Grant, Cabassa and Stefančić Delve into Role of Peer Specialists in Delivering Health Interventions
Peer support among people with severe mental illness (SMI) is a practice with a longstanding tradition that is increasingly on…
Groundbreaking Study Confirms That Complicated Grief Is Not Depression, Thus Requires Targeted Therapy
Research published on June 8 in JAMA Psychiatry shows that a structured psychotherapy developed by Dr. M. Katherine Shear of…
Experts agree that the most important factor in a successful grief experience is support for the bereaved. But what if the grieving person gets stuck, and no amount of support seems to be enough? Professor Katherine Shear is offering a new CGT workshop series for grief counselors and other health care professionals.
On Friday, October 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. EST, you can ask Dr. Kathy Spear anything on Reddit! Spread the word…
Targeted Therapy Relieves Complicated Grief in the Elderly According to New Study by Katherine Shear
Complicated grief is an under-recognized mental health problem that affects million Americans, many of them elderly. Dr. Katherine Shear just now completed the first full-scale randomized clinical trial studying complicated grief in the elderly, which found that a new treatment approach encouraging patients to re-live the loss and reflect on its meaning is twice as successful as traditional depression therapy.
Grief can be complicated. As one of the first medical experts to recognize this, Dr. M. Katherine Shear, the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry in Social Work at CUSSW, has developed an effective 16-session treatment. She is launching the program as an official Columbia University “center” on Monday, February 25.
WORLD AIDS DAY 2012: Time to Listen to Service Providers, the Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against AIDS
To reach the goal of “zero AIDS” in our lifetime, more provider-research partnerships are needed, argues Professor Rogério Meireles Pinto.