Grand Rounds: Prolonged Grief Disorder from the Lens of Mind and Brain

Wed, 01/05/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us via Zoom, password: 704823, or use this streaming link. Presentations qualify for CME credit, and the attendance code is shared during the presentation. To obtain your CME credit, you will need to use the CAMS system.

Prolonged Grief Disorder from the Lens of Mind and BrainMary-Frances O’Connor, PhD

Mary-Frances O’Connor, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychology
Director, Clinical Training

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize symptoms of prolonged grief disorder, and distinguish it from depression, acute grief and resilience.
  2. Compare the neurobiology of separation in pair-bonded voles to the neurobiology of grief in humans.
  3. Explain how grieving is a form of learning, and why pandemic circumstances and cognitive aspects of aging might affect its trajectory.

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting us at 520-874-4148. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

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