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Disenfranchised Grief: Healing from Within

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Date Published

October 7, 2019


UT School of Social Work


Clinical Social Work, Disenfranchised Grief, Grief, Social Work, Therapy


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While not a new concept, disenfranchised grief is rarely included in the assessment and treatment of clients who are grieving from death-related and non-death related losses. Disenfranchised grief occurs across the lifespan, and can be a significant barrier for many people in seeking help and in receiving appropriate care. This presentation will provide assessment techniques, therapeutic information and opportunity for discussion around this very personal, and often silent, grief.

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Dede Sparks, LMSW
Clinical Associate Professor - Steve Hicks School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin

Dede Sparks, LMSW, is a Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Health Affairs at the Steve Hicks School of... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Disenfranchised Grief: Healing from Within - Video
Disenfranchised Grief: Healing from Within - Paper
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If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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How to Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

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