Supporting Grieving People With An Intellectual Disability

Supporting Grieving People With An Intellectual Disability
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Dr. Kerim Munir

Webinar Overview

The presentation will describe the topography of traumatic grief in children, adolescents as well as adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It will emphasize the need to screen for attachment, loss, separation and grief related regressions that may occur in individuals with IDD that may otherwise go unidentified. It will present clinical vignettes and interventions that align with them. 

Presenter Bio

Dr. Kerim Munir is Director of Psychiatry in the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Oliver Wendell Holmes Society Fellow in Global Health, Harvard Medical School, Boston USA. He is the Principal Investigator of the Fogarty International Center Non-Communicative Diseases (NCD) Across the LIFESPAN Global Mental Health and Developmental Disorders; and the Fogarty International Center Research Bioethics initiatives funded by the National Institutes of Health promoting interdisciplinary research and education for postdoctoral/doctoral trainees at the intersection of developmental medicine, global mental health, public health as well as bioethics. He is the recipient of various national and international awards.

Learning Outcomes

Following this webinar:

- Participants will learn about early identification of grief response in individuals with developmental disabilities
- Participants will learn how to distinguish normative v. traumatic grief response
- Participants will learn about the importance of screening for traumatic grief in individuals with developmental disabilities who present with unusual regressions, depression and unsafe behaviours

Webinar Details


Thursday, 22nd of August


Victoria: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AEST
New South Wales: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AEST
Tasmania: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AET
South Australia: 2:30pm - 4:00pm ACST
Queensland: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AEST
Northern Territory: 2:30pm - 4:00pm ACST
Western Australia: 1:00pm - 2:30pm AWST

If you're unable to attend at the scheduled time but you would still like to purchase this webinar please register and regardless of attendance at the scheduled time you will be sent a recording of the webinar to view at your leisure. This recording will remain available for three months.


  • Member $50
  • Non Member $75

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded.

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs.

No registration refunds will be made after this date. Please note: The full invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.

Terms & Conditions

ACGB's program and program content is copyrighted. Its use and dissemination is restricted and unauthorised duplication is prohibited. Viewers agree to use the product under the purchase agreement terms, which restrict number of viewers based on registration type. Individual Registration - Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast or DVD for personal viewing. Multi-Viewer Registration - Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast for streaming from one computer to a group of people or the DVD for viewing at one location. CE Credits for this program may only be obtained through ACGB. CE instructions will be provided to the registered contact for the organisation (or to the registered individual) prior to the live air date and to attendees at the end of the program.

22/08/2019 3:00 PM - 23/08/2019 8:00 AM

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