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Grief Counseling Training Article on Complicated Grief

Good article on complicated grief.

Please also review our Grief Counseling Training

Please also review our Grief Counseling Training

Please also review our Grief Counseling Training

The article, A name for grief that goes on and on, by Jacqueline Howard states,

“Stephanie Muldberg felt like she would be sad forever. She felt isolated and preferred to sit alone at home, overcome with waves of emotion — anger, guilt and bitterness.

Muldberg’s 13-year-old son, Eric, died of cancer in their home in New Jersey in 2004. For years after his death, Eric dominated her thoughts. She felt guilty that she lived and he didn’t. She couldn’t drive past the baseball field where he used to play.
“I wasn’t able to adapt to my loss,” Muldberg said.
Four years passed before Muldberg, now 58, received help. She learned that there was a name for the long-lasting, intense type of grief she suffered: complicated grief.
Complicated grief can be defined as a more persistent form of intense grief in which maladaptive thoughts and dysfunctional behaviors emerge, along with continued yearning and sadness or preoccupation with thoughts of the person who died.
Yet more often than not, many people are unaware that this type of grief exists — and that it may require short-term therapy.
“It can happen to anybody,” she said. “When people hear about complicated grief or read about complicated grief, they either often recognize it in themselves or in somebody else that they know.”
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