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Prolonged Grief Disorder and Its Treatment

Continuing Education Units Webinar

Title Prolonged Grief Disorder and Its Treatment
Date Thursday, June 22, 2023
Time 10 a.m. PDT | 11 a.m. MDT | 12 Noon CDT | 1 p.m. EDT
Cost Free
Credit Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*
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When losing a loved one, grief is a normal process. However, an estimated 7% to 10% of bereaved adults experience severe, persistent symptoms that interfere with everyday living activities, known as prolonged grief disorder, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

This one-hour webinar describes a model of grief and adaptation to loss derived from clinical and experimental research. The discussion includes the new diagnosis of prolonged grief disorder and differentiates this condition from major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The discussion also introduces prolonged grief disorder treatment (previously known as complicated grief treatment), an evidence-based, efficacious psychotherapy for prolonged grief disorder.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Recognize the main features of prolonged grief disorder.
  • Describe how grief is different from depression and PTSD.
  • List one of the goals of prolonged grief disorder treatment.

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About the Presenter:

Natalia Skritskaya, Ph.D.

Natalia Skritskaya, Ph.D.

Natalia Skritskaya, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, adjunct associate research scientist and one of the founding members of the Center for Prolonged Grief in New York. She focuses on teaching professional audiences about prolonged grief disorder and its treatment by co-leading training workshops at the Center, presenting invited talks, as well as contributing to the Center’s research projects and student supervision. Her clinical and research experience includes clinical trials on complicated grief and health anxiety at Columbia University. Natalia completed her undergraduate studies in psychology at St. Petersburg State University in Russia. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Eastern Kentucky University and a doctoral degree in clinical and school psychology from Hofstra University.

* This webinar is designed for professionals and family caregivers. Eligible professionals can claim ONE FREE CE credit within 60 days of the live webinar by attending the live event or watching the recorded program. For a list of approved accreditation providers and other information, visit