Therapist Training on
Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy
In this course you will learn how to treat patients with prolonged grief disorder (PGD), a recently added DSM5 diagnosis. You will learn about the nature of the grief and the grieving process, what happens when this process is disrupted, and how to conduct prolonged grief therapy, an evidence based treatment with proven efficacy from three large clinical trials. The course was developed by M. Katherine Shear, a nationally recognized expert on the nature and treatment of grief, and is co-sponsored by the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University.
The cost of the course is $275.
Includes 34 patient handouts and forms.
Course Overview
Research on PGDT
CE Credits
The course provides 8 Continuing Education credits. Includes 34 patient handouts and forms.
A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion.
The Center for Telepsychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Telepsychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Center for Telepsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists, #PSY-0027.

The course consists of 10 modules, covering the theory of grief and the skills and procedures for conducting prolonged grief disorder therapy. Click on the image to see more.
Features of Prolonged Grief Therapy
Treatment milestones are topics that therapists always have in mind. Each milestone is associated with one main procedure. Click on the image to see more.
This training course was developed with research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, Grant #R41MH118126. Click on the image to see publication.
Course Authors

This course was developed by Dr. M. Katherine Shear, director of the Center for Complicated Grief at Columbia University School of Social Work, and developer of prolonged grief therapy. Dr. Shear is a thought leader in the field of grief and its treatment, and has extensive experience teaching PGDT to graduate students and mental health professionals

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