Disenfranchised Grief (This is free for ACGB members)

Disenfranchised Grief (This is free for ACGB members)

This webinar is free for ACGB members

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 will emphasise the cultural factors that can disenfranchise grief. A strong emphasis of the presentation is on interventive strategies that can enfranchise grief. 

Learning Outcomes

Following this webinar participants will:

  • Define disenfranchised grief, discuss causes of disenfranchisement, and describe five contexts of disenfranchised grief
  • Discuss ways that disenfranchisement complicates the process of mourning
  • Describe interventive strategies that are effective with disenfranchised grievers
  • Discuss the cost of enfranchising disenfranchised grievers


Presenter Biography

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 auther, 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, 01st 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 Member: Free
  • 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.

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- Journal articles
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