Working Together to Recognise and Treat Complicated Grief

Date produced 23 February 2016

Join our panel as we discuss a collaborative approach to recognising and treating complicated grief.

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Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Dorothy's story to be better equipped to:

  • describe the difference between complicated grief and depression
  • implement key principles of providing an integrated approach in the early identification of complicated grief 
  • identify challenges, tips and strategies in providing a collaborative response to assisting people experiencing complicated grief after a significant loss. 

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.

  • Professor Kay Wilhelm (Psychiatrist, New South Wales)
  • Dr Konrad Kangru (General Practitioner, Queensland)
  • Associate Professor Moira O’Connor (Psychology Academic, Western Australia)
  • Mr Greg Roberts (Social Worker/Bereavement Counsellor, Victoria)



  • Ms Vicki Cowling (Psychologist and Social Worker, Victoria)

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