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Past Event : When Did Grief Get So Complicated? … and what practitioners need to know about it - Dr Susan Delaney



Event Title:   When Did Grief Get So Complicated? … and what  practitioners need to know about it


The debate continues amongst practitioners about whether grief should ever be considered a disorder; many practitioners believe that grief is a normal response to loss and should not be medicalised whilst others believe that grief can become disabling and may need specialist intervention. This talk will consider the current controversy and will discuss the evidence for a complicated grief disorder. Information on recognising when grief has become complicated will be offered along with a discussion of international treatment initiatives and an update on what is happening in Ireland and the UK.


Speaker: Susan Delaney

Speaker Biography:  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”. 


Date:  Friday, 29th September 2017

Time: 20:15 to 21:15

Address: Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.

Available to Watch Online:  Yes