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The ACGB Online Bookshop enables you to review and purchase a wide range of grief and bereavement resources. Orders will be shipped once payment has been received. For purchase and delivery-related enquires please contact the Centre on (03) 9265 2100 or contact us via email.

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1.5 hr Live Webinar – 20 participants ( 15.Feb.23 )
2020 e-Conference Webinar Package
Presenter: Dr Robert Neimeyer, Dr Phyllis Kosminsky, Dr Paul Boelen, Dr Sheldon Solomon and Dr Emmy van Deurzen

Recorded: Monday 13th July – Friday 17th July 2020

Webinar Overviews

Intervening in Meaning: New Directions in Grief Therapy: Viewed from a constructivist perspective, a central process in grieving is the attempt to reaffirm or reconstruct a world of meaning that ... Details

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery
Trauma recovery is tricky; however, there are several key principles that can help make the process safe and effective. 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing gives self help readers, therapy clients, and therapists alike the skills to understand and implement eight keys to successful trauma healing.

Author: Babette Rothschild
ISBN: 9780393706055
Theme: Therapy, Practice, Self Care, Self... Details
About Grief Information Sheet (x 10)
Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, physical health and our relationships with others.

This double-sided, A4-sized information sheet is designed to provide general information about grief, including ways you can support yourself when grieving.

Author: Australian Centre for Grief and... Details
After a Murder: A Workbook for Grieving Kids
Through the stories, thoughts and feelings of other kids who have experienced a murder, this hands-on workbook allows children to see that they are not alone in their feelings and experiences. The workbook includes drawing activities, puzzles and word games to help explain confusing elements specific to a murder, such as the police, media and legal system.

Author: The Dougy Center
ISBN: 9781890534073
Theme: Children, Parenting, Murder,... Details
After Life, After You
Based around a series of conversations and reflections, After Life, After You: True Stories of Love, Grief and Hope is the story of three men and seven women who have faced the untimely or unexpected death of their partner. This book is an exploration of their love for their partners, the experience of rebuilding their shattered lives, and the process of learning to cope with their grief in order to develop the capacity to experience joy once again.

Author: ... Details
After Suicide Loss: Coping with your Grief 2nd Edition
A 156-page book for people whose loved one has died from suicide. It is a gentle guide through events and reactions that often occur during the first year and beyond following suicide. Suicide touches the lives of thousands of people who must deal with the agony and mystery of this tragic phenomenon. In After Suicide Loss, Jordan and Baugher share their vast knowledge and wisdom regarding suicide bereavement. You are guided from the moment of personal impact through the first year... Details
Aging, Ageism and Care: Exploring the Needs of Families and
Presenter: Dr Darcy Harris

Recorded: 10th March 2020

Webinar Overview: Ageing, Ageism and Care: Exploring the Needs of Families and Elders

Ageing, Ageism and Care: Exploring the Needs of Families and Elders. Identify the unique needs and issues of an ageing population upon clinicians, health care, and families. This webinar will be beneficial for people who support elders... Details

Alcohol and Other Drugs - Why a Person May Choose To Use
Presenter: Tony Johannsen

Recorded: February 21st, 2018

Webinar Overview: Alcohol and Other Drugs - Why a Person May Choose To Use

This webinar aims to; dispel some of the myths around substance use and substance users, to explore the underlying factors that may contribute to a person’s choice to use substances, to analyse the affects that different types of... Details

An Expressive Arts Approach to Healing Loss and Grief
Presenter: Dr Irene Renzenbrink

Recorded: 26th August 2021

Webinar Overview: An Expressive Arts Approach to Healing Loss and Grief

This webinar will introduce core concepts and practices of Expressive Arts Therapy. This approach uses 'all of the arts' and 'artistic retellings' in helping people to discover imaginative and artistic resources that promote resilience in loss... Details

Approaches to Self Care
Presenter: Kylie Duncan

Recorded: May 23rd, 2018

Webinar Overview: Approaches to Self Care for those working in the field of Grief and Bereavement

The webinar aims to teach listeners about the importance of self care and the impact of Vicarious Traumatisation/Compassion Fatigue in the context of working with grief and bereavement. It will go through a practical understanding... Details

Attachment and Loss: From Practice to Theory and Back Again
Presenter: Dr Phyllis Kosminsky

Recorded: 14th July 2020

Webinar Overview: Attachment and Loss: From Practice to theory and back again.

Presentations like this one offer abundant opportunities to learn, to share, and to reflect on what we have come to understand about grief, loss, and the work of providing support to those affected by painful life changes. They also provide... Details

Bereavement and Trauma
Presenter: Fiona Maccallum
Recorded: June 19th, 2019

Webinar Overview:

This webinar aims to provide an overview of developments in conceptualising and treating complex and prolonged grief reactions including:
1) assessment of prolonged grief and trauma reactions
2) case formulation
3) treatment strategies

Presenter... Details

Bereavement Care in the Coronial Setting
Presenter: Danny Nugus

Recorded: 20th November 2019

Webinar Overview: Bereavement Care in a Coronial Setting

How well do you understand families' current or past experiences of the systems they come in contact with following an unexpected or unexplained death reported to the Coroner? How confident would you be in helping someone to navigate an unfamiliar, confusing, and... Details

Bereavement in the Workplace Information Sheet (x10)
Most people spend a good part of their day at work and, as a result, the people they work with can become like a close
extended family.

When a colleague dies, or when someone in the workplace is grieving a death, the impact on co-workers can significantly affect the workplace.

Each person’s experience of loss is unique; however, there are some common responses to loss. These include; sadness, anxiety, fear, mistrust, betrayal, irritability, guilt,... Details
Bereavement of Same-Sex Partners: Implications for Practice
Presenter: Lefteris Patlamazoglou

Recorded: September 5th, 2018

Webinar Overview: Bereavement of Same-Sex Partners: Implications for Practice

The increasing legal acknowledgement, visibility and sociocultural inclusivity on a global scale has seen an growing number of LGBTIG-identifying individuals seeking counselling and psychological support. This webinar will provide an... Details

Bereavement: Studies of Grief in Adult Life, 4th Edition
Bereavement: Studies of Grief in Adult Life, 4th Edition recognises that there is no single solution to the problems of bereavement, but that an understanding of grief can help the bereaved to realise that they are not alone in their experience. Long recognised as the authoritative work of its kind, this new edition has been revised and extended to take into account recent research findings on both sides of the Atlantic, including traumatic loss, disasters and complicated... Details
Book Mark - Self Care Tips (x 10)
Book Mark - Self Care Tips (x 10)
Caregiver Stress and Staff Support
Caregiver Stress and Staff Support in Illness, Dying, and Bereavement discusses the challenge of finding a balance between the support needs of patients, families and staff, and the resources available. With contributions from practitioners and researchers from around the world, this book recognises that palliative care today is being provided in many different settings and that there may be wide variations in the way individuals and organisations identify and manage the... Details
Children & Grief (Pre-School) Information Sheet (x10)
Following the death of someone close, parents are often concerned about how to best support and meet the needs of their children. Like adults, children experience, express and process grief in a variety of ways depending on their age, stage of development, personality, family culture, understanding of death, past experiences of loss and the context of their bereavement. When considering how best to provide support, the child’s unique grieving needs should also be... Details
Cognitive Grief Therapy
In successful grief therapy, a healthy psyche copes with the stress of loss by maintaining high functioning in day-to-day life while constructing a positive inner relationship with the deceased. In Cognitive Grief Therapy: Constructing Meaning in Life Following a Loss Malkinson shows professionals how to achieve these aims in the context of brief cognitive therapy with individuals, couples and families.

Author: Ruth Malkinson
ISBN:... Details
Coloring Your Grief
Grieving for someone you love can be exhausting, and many people who grieve wish that they could find a way to take a breather and quiet their minds. This book was created with that purpose in mind. In its pages you will find images and words collected by three experienced grief therapists - images that you can make your own using whatever colouring tools you like. Research on healing from loss suggests that grievers benefit from being able to move back and forth between focusing on... Details
Compassion: The Essence of Palliative Care
Compassion: The Essence of Palliative Care and End of Life Care is focused on exploring aspects of the lived experience of compassion through the narrative accounts of some of the most inspirational clinicians working in palliative care globally. Chapters utilise case examples and first-hand experiences to explore the historical and contemporary discourse surrounding the concept of compassion in palliative medicine. This book is relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of... Details
Complicated Grief
How can complicated grief be defined? How does it differ from normal patterns of grief and grieving? Who among the bereaved is particularly at risk? Can clinical intervention reduce complications? Complicated Grief: Scientific Foundations for Health Professionals provides a balanced, up-to-date, state-of- the-art account of the scientific foundations surrounding the topic of complicated grief. In this book, Stroebe, Schut and van den Bout address the basic questions about the ... Details
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