Treatment for Complicated Grief

This program offers individual treatment for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one more than twelve months ago and who continue to experience intense grief reactions that cause them distress and interfere with their ability to complete daily tasks.  

As with our other treatment programs, the complicated grief program is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and is based on the best available evidence from scientific and clinical trials. International studies have shown that this form of therapy is the most effective way to treat complicated grief. The aim of this study is to examine new ways of enhancing existing treatments.  

Treatment involves 10-12 sessions one-on-one with a clinical psychologist, each lasting approximately 1.5 hours. The treatment is designed to help people learn effective strategies for managing grief. Previous patients have found this approach very helpful.

The government funds the Clinic with research grants in order to investigate treatments for posttraumatic stress and grief. This enables us to provide a free, specialist service.

More information about complicated grief can be found here.