Presenter: Fiona Maccallum
Recorded: June 19th, 2019
This webinar aims to provide an overview of developments in conceptualising and treating complex and prolonged grief reactions including:
1) assessment of prolonged grief and trauma reactions
2) case formulation
3) treatment strategies
Fiona is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology with research interests in grief & loss, trauma and anxiety. She undertakes experimental and clinical investigations of autobiographical memory, self-identity and future thinking, attachment, emotion regulation, and motivation. She has contributed to several randomised controlled trials for prolonged grief and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She is also focused on understanding resilence and psychopathology more broadly including cognitive processes, social influences on mental health, and applying statistical modelling to understand heterogeneity in symptom onset, maintenance, and recovery/treatment response.
Fiona came to UQ in 2018. Prior to this she held an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship which was undertaken at Teachers College, Columbia University and the University of New South Wales. Fiona has worked for over a decade as a clinical psychologist in research, public, and private practice settings.
Understand the key features of prolonged grief responses
Recognise similarities and differences between grief, trauma and depressive responses
Have assessment strategies for prolonged grief
Understand the current treatment literature for grief responses
Have strategies for working therapeutically with individuals experiencing prolonged grief and trauma reactions
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