Webinar: Adult Siblings as Disenfranchised Grievers

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar June 12, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:30 PM Eastern
Course Available | CE Credits available until June 11, 2021

Adult surviving siblings are often disenfranchised, and as a result, their grieving process remains private, intensifying the grieving process. Disenfranchised grief is one in which society does not recognize the validity of the loss, accept the mourner's grieving style, or stigmatizes the type of loss and/or reasons for the death (i.e., suicide, overdose, homicide, etc.). When the griever is disenfranchised, he or she may withdraw from others or question his or her own grieving process, may not acknowledge the reality of the loss and its implications, or adapt to the loss in healthy ways.

Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar with Dr. Christina Zampitella, aims to educate the participants about the grief experiences by adults whose siblings have died and provide insights on how to reduce the risk of disenfranchising their loss and grieving process.



Christina Zampitella
Christina Zampitella, PsyD, FTDr. Zampitella is the owner of The Center for Grief Therapy and Education, co-owner and director of clinical services at Integrative Psychology Group, professor/faculty member, and a professional national trainer. She works as an adjunct professor at Goldey-Beacom College, National University, and Marian University, focusing her research and teaching on Bereavement Studies and Integrative Psychology. She is the lead developer and faculty of the Bereavement courses at National University. She served as the chair for the Continuing Education Committee for the San Diego Psychological Association from 2007-2009 and the Delaware Psychological Association from 2018-2019. Dr. Zampitella specializes in death, loss, and grief, integrative psychology, spirituality, and nature-based therapy.


Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Continuing education (1.5 hours) is available for a variety of boards through the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® for $25 per certificate. More information is available on the program information and board approvals list (PDF). Instructions for obtaining your certificate will be provided at the end of the webinar.


About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®

The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.