Treatment of complicated grief: a comparison between cognitive-behavioral therapy and supportive counseling.

@article{Boelen2007TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of complicated grief: a comparison between cognitive-behavioral therapy and supportive counseling.},
  author={Paul A Boelen and Jos de Keijser and Marcel A. van den Hout and Jan van den Bout},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2007},
  volume={75 2},
  pages={277-84}
}
Few studies have examined treatments for complicated grief--a debilitating condition that can develop after the loss of a loved one. This study compared the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy with a nonspecific treatment with supportive counseling (SC). Using a minimization method, 54 mourners with clinically significant levels of complicated grief were allocated to 1 of 3 treatment conditions: (a) a condition of 6 sessions of cognitive restructuring (CR) and 6 sessions of exposure… CONTINUE READING
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