Disenfranchised Grief (Free for 2020-2021 Members)

Disenfranchised Grief (Free for 2020-2021 Members)
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Dr Kenneth Doka
This webinar will be free for our 2020 ACGB Members. Purchase your 2020 - 2021 ACGB membership and receive this webinar free from 1st July 2020.

Webinar Overview

This presentation describes disenfranchised grief as grief that is not openly acknowledged, socially sanctioned, or publicly mourned.  The presentation explores the contexts and causes of disenfranchised grief as well as complications arising from disenfranchisement.  The webinar emphasises the cultural factors that can disenfranchise grief.  A strong emphasis of the presentation is on interventive strategies that can enfranchise grief.

Learning Outcomes:  
1. Define disenfranchised grief, discuss causes of disenfranchisement, and describe five contexts of disenfranchised grief
2. Discuss ways that disenfranchisement complicates the process of mourning
3. Describe interventive strategies that are effective with disenfranchised grievers
4. Discuss the cost of enfranchising disenfranchised grievers

Presenter Bio: 

Dr. Kenneth J. Doka is a Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and Senior Consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America.  A prolific author, Dr. Doka has authored or edited over 40 books and over 100 articles and book chapters.  Dr. Doka is editor of both Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying and Journeys: A Newsletter to Help in Bereavement. He has authored two books on disenfranchised grief.

Webinar Details


Tuesday, 1st December 2020


Victoria: 10.30am - 12.00pm AEDT
New South Wales: 10.30am -12.00pm AEDT
Tasmania: 10.30am - 12.00pm AEDT
South Australia: 10.00am - 11.30am ACDT
Queensland: 9.30am - 11.00am AEST
Northern Territory: 9.00am - 10.30am ACST
Western Australia: 7.30am - 9.00am 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.


  • ACGB 2020-2021 Member - Free from July 1st 2020
  • Current ACGB Member - $50.00
  • Non Member $75

ACA Recognised Training

This webinar is an ACA recognised training. In order to qualify for OPD points with the ACA, participants must complete an online assessment within one-month of the live webinar date. The pass needed is 100%. Please note, any assessments submitted after this date will not qualify for a certificate. Certificates will only be generated for the person registered. 

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.

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