Disenfranchised Grief in the Courtroom: A New Way of Understanding Families
Grief refers to one’s experience of loss and the emotional, cognitive and behavioral responses to such loss. Disenfranchised grief is a silenced grief not recognized by society, impacting/impeding one’s ability to openly experience one’s emotional reaction to loss, consequently influencing one’s cognition of self and others, as well as one’s behaviors. This workshop explores the disenfranchised grief encountered by families in the court system, found in matters of domestic violence, divorce, adoption, and parenting among other matters. The purpose of this presentation is to shine a light on the shrouded symptoms of disenfranchised grief that in.
This presentation was created in collaboration with Dr. Silvia P. Reyes, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and National Board Certified Counselor.