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Adaptation of Meaning-centered Grief Therapy for Parents Bereaved by Suicide

2022 Distinguished Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $125,000
Focus Area: Loss Survivor Studies

Wendy Lichtenthal, Ph.D.

Wendy Lichtenthal, Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Inside the Research

Parents bereaved by suicide often struggle to finding meaning in their loss and their lives. This study will adapt Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy (MCGT) using expert feedback from 12 bereaved parents and mental health providers to maximize the sensitivity and impact of MCGT for survivors of suicide loss (MCGT-SSL). Next, a small open trial of MCGT-SSL with 10 parents bereaved by suicide will be conducted to determine the preliminary feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy of MCGT-SSL.