Complicated grief is a debilitating condition that has been under-recognized by the mental health profession.
Our Complicated Grief Treatment Program focuses on finding treatments that can help people with complicated grief, and on teaching professionals to recognize and treat this condition. Our goals are:
- To improve the lives of people suffering from complicated grief; and
- To find the best ways to disseminate and implement complicated grief research and treatment information
We develop educational materials based on our research and on work by others, and we train mental health professionals to treat complicated grief.
The Complicated Grief Treatment Program is based atColumbia University School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry,Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and operates under the direction of Katherine Shear, MD.