Paul M Martin will explore research on the topics of complicated grief and
attachment theory. He will then share his thoughts on the subtleties of
diagnosing complicated grief, the importance of taking attachment style into
consideration when designing treatment plans for bereaved clients, and the
creative ways in which grief therapy can be strengthened by implementing
treatment plans that are designed with the client in mind. Lastly, Dr.
Martin will discuss an often-misunderstood activity that research shows to be
effective in traversing grief and mourning: ritual.