- Does the death of that special person still hurt you?
- Are you still angry, sad and missing?
- Do you feel misunderstood and / or can’t talk to anyone around you?
- Would you like to forgive the person who left but you can’t?
- Can’t you forget?
We want to help you, and as part of the research, we offer you 3 FREE online psychotherapy sessions with no obligation on your part. In this way you will help the advancement of research on this topic and at the same time we will try to help you as much as possible. If you think you may be interested, please continue reading.
Next we go on to detail the relevant information about this research work.
How do I know if I can participate?
If you meet these criteria, in addition to others valued in the questionnaires, you will be able to participate. The criteria are: the deceased person must have died a year or more ago, you have to have a computer with a camera or tablet and you have to be satisfied with the recordings.
What does my participation consist of?
In a simple way, participation consists of 3 sessions, a previous interview and a series of questionnaires. All in online and free format.
Previous online interview.
Destined to assess the possible participation. In this interview, the objective of the study and its structure will be explained to you. Said meeting will be recorded to facilitate the assessment of the criteria for the possible collaboration of the person in question. In this session they will be informed of their rights regarding the investigation and what will be done with the generated material. You will be given a series of questionnaires regarding grief and symptoms. It will be in online videoconference format.
Three online sessions.
If you meet the criteria, the therapist will be randomly assigned to start the sessions. All therapists are highly trained and experienced, and we believe they will be able to help you.
This intervention consists of three one-hour sessions , with different objectives and techniques. The first session is intended for a first contact and an evaluation focused on the problem of grief and unresolved issues with the deceased person.
In the next session, the understanding regarding the problem of grief and unresolved issues will be shared. In this session, the empty chair task will also be performed for unresolved issues. This intervention consists of imagining the deceased person and having a dialogue with him in order to express different emotions and experiences, with the aim that there is an emotional processing that helps to resolve the grief, and that helps to be better with all this.
The last session is intended to close the process. All these sessions will be recorded and after each session a questionnaire must be completed online.
You will be asked to complete a series of online questionnaires when the intervention has finished. It will be at two different times (a week and two months).
What if I feel bad after the three sessions or I want to continue with the process?
After the 3 sessions, the person can be offered, as long as they want, to continue with the process in some way, that is, they would seek resources to continue with the therapy.
What about the recorded material?
The recorded material will be encrypted, so no one can see the video. It will also be kept at the Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid and can only be used for this research.
Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.