On Friday 29th September 2017 The Psychologists Protection Society Trust invited Dr Susan Delaney to speak on the topic "When Did Grief Get So Complicated? ... and what practitioners need to know about it". The session was part of the Psychologists Protection Society's 2017 Annual General Meeting.
Dr Susan Delaney, Clinical Psychologist, is the bereavement consultant to the Irish Hospice Foundation and set up the Complicated Grief programme there in 2012. She was awarded the title of “ Fellow in Thanatology” by ADEC (Association for Death Education and Counselling) for her contribution to the bereavement field and is part of the International Train-The Trainers group in Columbia University ‘s Complicated Grief programme under Dr Kathy Shear. Susan has trained, taught and written widely on the topic of Complicated Grief and recently recorded a TEDX talk entitled; “ Grief, it’s complicated… 10% of the time”.
Dr Delaney addresses the types of grief and questions whether grief should ever be considered a disorder. She considers the current controversy and discusses the evidence for a complicated grief disorder.
The event proved very popular, with over 300 therapists joining in at the venue in Dun Laoghaire or watching the live event online. The video has now been edited and is available to watch online for those who could manage to attend the event online or in person. Click on the image below to start the video.
Dr Delaney has kindly provided notes for her presentation. Please CLICK HERE to download a copy.