Module 5: Dealing with Disenfranchised Grief

Death, Dying and Grief Certificate alternates with Spiritual Formation Certificate. The Spiritual Formation Certificate will start up again in Fall 2019.

This module will explore the nature of disenfranchised grief by understanding the language of grief and those situations where grief is difficult to express because of the nature of the loss. Disenfranchised grief can include suicide, traumatic death, and other losses that are challenging to process because they are unacknowledged, avoided, or not legitimized. The second part of this module will provide training in setting up a support recovery group. This will include guidelines for groups, intake forms, the content of a good group, and learning to be a facilitator.

Learning outcomes:

  • You will understand the various types of disenfranchised losses in their contextual setting.
  • You will learn various interventions and techniques to use in addressing disenfranchised loss
  • You will know how to establish grief support groups
  • Guidelines to care for the care giver

Dr. Keith TaylorFacilitator: Dr. Keith Taylor B.Th., M.Div., D. Min.

Keith is the director of Genesis Bereavement Resource Center and Chaplain for Palliative Care Southlake Regional Health Center. He is the minister of the Church of the Nazarene Newmarket.


March 22-23, 2019


Each module is $195.00.  There is a full-time Tyndale student, alumni and staff 10% discount.  You will need to email the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre at tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: Promo%20Code) to receive a discount code before registering online in order to receive this discount.

Register for this Module