News: Complicated grief

Dr. Shear’s Work Widely Shared on China’s Tomb-Sweeping Day

As the impact of COVID-19 continued to alter lives worldwide this spring, Dr. M. Katherine Shear’s work on complicated grief…

April 14 @ 9:10 pm

Social Impact LIVE: Ellen Lukens and Helle Thorning Reflecting on 9/11, Loss, and Resiliency

On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, Richard Hara is joined by Dr. Ellen Lukens and Dr. Helle Thorning to discuss…

September 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Empathy Bootcamp: Small Gestures Can Have a Big Impact

An evidence-based continuing education workshop offers do’s and dont’s for supporting others in a crisis. When my friend Clara was…

March 15, 2019 @ 5:43 pm

The Challenges Facing Psychotherapists in the New Political Climate

In an online event held on April 18, adjunct professor and Dean of Admissions at Ackerman Institute for the Family Walter…

May 10, 2017 @ 11:34 pm

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…

June 8, 2016 @ 2:47 pm

Improved Diagnostic Criteria Needed for Individuals with Complicated Grief

New York, NY – To better identify and diagnose those suffering from debilitating grief after the death of a loved…

May 24, 2016 @ 8:46 pm

Licensed Professionals: Join New Workshop Series on Complicated Grief Treatment

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.

March 31, 2015 @ 8:22 pm

Reddit Ask Me Anything with Complicated Grief Center Director Kathy Shear

On Friday, October 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. EST, you can ask Dr. Kathy Spear anything on Reddit! Spread the word…

October 2, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

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.

September 26, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

Article on the Work of Dr. M. Katherine Shear Wins NASW Media Prize

An article in Parade Magazine featuring the work of a member of the School of Social Work’s faculty, Dr. M. Katherine Shear, has won the 2014 award for “Best Magazine Article” from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

June 6, 2014 @ 11:25 pm

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