Apr 27, 2020
Dr. Judith McCoyd is an Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Social Work and co-author of Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan, a book that seeks to educate mental health clinicians about how to address the needs of someone experiencing grief and loss. She is also a co-author of Social Work in Health Settings, a comprehensive and insightful casebook of social work practice in health care.
In this podcast, Dr. McCoyd returns to specifically discuss grief and loss within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many individuals are grieving the loss of loved ones and lifestyle due to COVID-19 and the personal and economic changes it has instigated. Dr. McCoyd discusses the theory of Disenfranchised Grief as a framework for understanding many of the losses experienced during this time. She provides suggestions for how we can process grief and loss during these uncertain times, as well as during more typical times of grieving.
Disclaimer: The information shared in this podcast is not a substitute for getting help from a mental health professional.