Treating prolonged grief
Prolonged grief can occur after losing someone very close to you. This treatment study is comparing the effectiveness of 2 different psychological treatments for the management of prolonged grief.
Chief Investigator: Professor Richard Bryant
Prolonged grief can occur after losing someone very close to you. It is often marked by intense yearning for the person and intense emotional pain that lasts for more than a year after they have died. There are now very effective ways to help people cope with the loss.
This treatment study is testing how two effective psychological treatments (cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness therapy) compare in helping people manage prolonged grief.
The study is free and is offered at both Randwick and Westmead.
We are currently recruiting people who:
- are 18-75 years old
- have lost someone very close to them more than one year ago
- have no current substance dependence or imminent suicidality
- suffer from prolonged grief
- have an adequate comprehension of English.
If you have any questions about the study, or would like to take part, please contact the Traumatic Stress Clinic on (02) 8627 3314, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website www.traumaticstressclinic.com.au.