Cognitive Behaviour Therapy of Complicated Grief [ 2007 - 2009 ]

Also known as: Treatment of Complicated Grief

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Richard Bryant (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Michelle Moulds

Brief description Complicated grief represents a major demand on health services, productivity levels, and adversely influences mental and physical health. Despite the enormous social and economic costs of complicated grief, there are currently no controlled trials of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for complicated grief. This study addresses this gap in our knowledge by testing the efficacy of CBT in reducing grief reactions. Participants (120) will be randomly allocated to either 10 sessions of CBT or 10 sessions of supportive counselling. Participants will be assessed before and after treatment, as well as 6 months after treatment. Overall, this project will provide an evidence base to guide clinicians in Australia and internationally in regards to treating people suffering the effects of persistent complicated grief.

Funding Amount $AUD 391,557.10

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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