The Dual Process Model of Grief

In this Grief School session, we are joined by Professor Margaret Stroebe, a world-leading bereavement researcher based in the Netherlands. Professor Stroebe discusses 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 outlines 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 is 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.



Facilitator Professor Margaret Stroebe

Professor Margaret Stroebe

Dr Lucy Selman, c Artur Tixiliski

Dr Lucy Selman