22 January 2020, London
9.30 - 16.30 (registration at 9.00)


Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD), sometimes known as Complicated Grief, is a recognised, but largely misunderstood disorder which effects up to 10% of bereaved people. It is characterised by a persistent and pervasive grief response with intense longing or preoccupation, accompanied by unrelenting emotional pain and difficulty in daily functioning. PGD does not response well to traditional therapy methods and new protocols are being developed to meet the needs of people presenting with PGD.

Target audience – Any professional working in a therapeutic context with bereaved adults.

Entry-level requirements –  It is a requirement that you have previously attended a Child Bereavement UK standard bereavement training workshop, or provide evidence of of having attended a recognised bereavement training course.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this Masterclass, participants will:

  • Understand why grief fails to integrate for some people
  • Recognise PGD when they meet it
  • Learn simple strategies to use with clients who are stuck in their grief
  • Be introduced to an evidence-based way of working with PGD
  • Gain constructive feedback and reflections from your peers
  • Gain information about Child Bereavement UK and other support organisations 



Book your place 

To book your place, please complete the booking form and return to the Training Department or call us on 01494 568909.


Dr Susan Delaney, clinical psychologist 

Dr Susan Delaney, clinical psychologist, is the bereavement consultant at the Irish Hospice Foundation.  She teaches bereavement counselling on the IHF Master's in Bereavement Studies post-graduate course and has presented at many study days and conferences, including delivering a Tedxtalk on Complicated Grief in 2017.