Good Grief Event

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Grief School: The Dual Process Model of Grief

In this Grief School session, we are delighted to be joined by Professor Margaret Stroebe, a world-leading bereavement researcher based in the Netherlands. Professor Stroebe will be discussing the Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement (DPM), a framework to help understand reactions to the death of a loved one.

Are the patterns of grief and grieving described in the DPM applicable in other cultural settings? How might our understanding of the nature of grief be enhanced by considering cultural differences, for example regarding the meaning of loss? In her talk, Professor Stroebe will outline the parameters of the DPM research, providing insight into questions of cultural relevance and answering questions from the floor.

Originally conceptualised by Professors Margaret Stroebe and Henk Schut (both researchers schooled in Western traditions) in 1999, the DPM framework has since been further developed, applied and tested by other researchers internationally.

Professor Stroebe will be introduced and interviewed by Dr Lucy Selman, founder of the Good Grief Festival and co-lead of the University of Bristol’s Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group.

Good Grief online events are free to attend. All Grief School events will be available to view from 09:00 on Friday, October 30th until 19:00 on Sunday, November 1st. You’ll receive a reminder email to tune in 24hrs beforehand.


Facilitator Professor Margaret Stroebe

Professor Margaret Stroebe

Dr Lucy Selman