Have You Experienced the Loss of an Adult Child with Intellectual Disability?

NUI Galway

The death of a child, regardless of their age, is devastating for parents. Parental grief is profound and complex. The grief process contains similar elements for all bereaved parents, but for those whose adult child with an Intellectual Disability has died, there may be additional factors that affect their grief.

My name is Emma Victoria Conway. I am completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).

I am looking for parents to participate in research, which aims to understand the experience of grief following the loss of an adult child with an Intellectual Disability.

This involves talking to me about your experience of loss.

If you are a parent who is bereaved I would be interested in talking to you about the research in greater detail.

Please contact me on 0874114961 or e.conway8@nuigalway.ie

This research has received ethical approval from the Research Ethics Committee at NUIG and is supervised by Dr. Padraig MacNeela (School of Psychology, NUIG) and Dr. John McEvoy (Principal Clinical Psychologist Prosper Meath/School of Psychology UCD).

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

National University of Ireland, Galway



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