The webinar describes and provides an understanding of unresolved grief which is described diagnostically in individuals as complicated or prolonged grief.
The webinar describes how this may manifest in a couple following a miscarriage, stillbirth or perinatal loss. It specifically describes ways of identifying unresolved grief and proposes a short-term intervention which can address this difficulty in affected couples.
This webinar covers:
- how to distinguish normal grief from complicated or prolonged grief
- how to identify the manifestations of complicated or prolonged grief
- how to identify couples who may be at risk or who are manifesting features of unresolved grief
- the factors which underpin a propensity to develop complicated or prolonged grief
- the components of a short-term intervention to address unresolved grief.
About the presenters
Cynthia Gregory-Roberts is a clinical social worker and individual, couple and family psychotherapist in private practice in Sydney. She is a member of the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis and the Child, Couple and Family Psychotherapy Association of Australasia and Vice-President of Penthos. She has extensive experience in the education of general practitioners and mental health professionals and as an author has contributed to numerous publications and co-edited with Timothy Keogh the book 'Psychoanalytic Approaches to Loss: Mourning, Melancholia and Couples'.
Timothy Keogh PhD is a psychoanalyst, clinical and forensic psychologist and couple psychotherapist who was the former Executive Director of a variety of state-wide programs in the public sector, notably in the forensic mental health and drug and alcohol areas. He is the current President of the Australian Psychoanalytical Society and Co-Chair for the Asia-Pacific of the Couple and Family Committee of the International Psychoanalytical Association and the current President of Penthos.
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This webinar was recorded in September 2021.