Disenfranchised Grief and COVID-19

On-Demand Webinar
1.5 Complimentary CE Credit Hours Available

Disenfranchised grief refers to losses that are not publicly acknowledged, socially supported, and openly mourned. In the COVID-19 pandemic such losses are myriad—complicating grief. In this webinar we review the unique aspects of the pandemic that contribute to disenfranchising grief both before and after death. We also offer interventive strategies that can assist disenfranchised grievers as they cope with dying, death, and grief.
1.5 CE hours are available from a variety of boards until 4/28/21. Instructions for obtaining your certificate will be provided at the end of the program.

Click here for Board Approvals List.
Click here for Program Information Sheet.
Click here to dowload the slides.

Continuing Education available through 4/28/21
Instructions for obtaining your CE certificate:
1. Go to https://educate.hospicefoundation.org (if this is your first HFA certificate, click “Create a new account”)
2. Enter the CE Code (the code is provided at the end of the program)
3. Complete the exam (you must pass at 80% or above and may retake the exam as many times as needed)
4. Choose your board category and board
5. Complete the program evaluation
6. Print your certificate

Please email educate@hospicefoundation.org if you have any questions.

Doka.jpgKenneth Doka, PhD, MDiv, is Senior Bereavement Consultant to HFA and the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). A prolific author and editor, Dr. Doka serves as editor of HFA’s Living with Grief® book series, its Journeys newsletter, and numerous other books and publications. He is a past president of ADEC, a former board member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement, and is the recipient of The International Work Group on Dying, Death, and Bereavement’s prestigious Herman Feifel Award and ADEC’s Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Death Education.

hfa-Gary-Fink-pic.jpgMaria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT, is Director of the Bereavement Services Department at Calvary Hospital. She is responsible for 32 bereavement support groups in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan that serve hundreds of adults, children and teenagers each year; leads a team of 7 bereavement counselors, and spearheads Calvary’s efforts to expand the Hospital’s professional learning programs in the New York area. Prior to Calvary, Ms. Georgopoulos worked in the mental health profession in other settings including The American Red Cross of Greater New York as a Caseworker after 9/11. In addition to her work in bereavement, Ms. Georgopoulos is a licensed mental health counselor with a private practice in NYC and provides counseling for diverse populations of people with varying difficulties.

This program and continuing education are complimentary.
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