Membership Benefits

Education and Training

Join the peak Australian grief and bereavement organisation and access the latest bereavement resources and information; receive substantial discounts on training and resources; and connect, network and share ideas with other bereavement practitioners through education and other events, or as part of our online community. Benefits of Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB) membership include:

Grief Matters Journal

Learn about state-of-the-art techniques, research, theories and practical applications from leading academics and clinicians in Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement, ACGB’s academic and scholarly journal. Members receive print copies of the journal three times per year. As the only Australian peer-reviewed grief and bereavement journal, this publication provides the latest information on issues of interest to those who support the bereaved.  Learn More >>

Grief Matters Online

Members can access the entire back catalogue of the journal in PDF.  Access over 150 papers covering themes such as suicide bereavement; children and adolescent grief; bereavement and depression; complicated grief and grief in schools.  Learn More >>

Discounts and Benefits

Grief and Bereavement Conference (Biennial) discount 

Every two year the ACGB hosts in bi-ennial Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference. In 2018, the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement travelled to Sydney, Australia and in 2020 it will be hosting the 12th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society. This dynamic professional development opportunity brings together diverse range of well known international keynote speakers alongside local presentations, pre-conference workshops, social networking events and all the fun. Members can access a substantial discount to attend the conference and participate in member only events. Learn More >>

Discounted Training

Receive significant discounts on education and training opportunities. Every year, leading national and international clinicians and educators provide a range of workshops, webinars,  and other professional development events  for ACGB around Australia and internationally. As an ACGB member you’ll enjoy substantial discounts on all of our professional development offerings!  Learn More >>

Research and Resources

Collaborate - the ACGB Online Community

Collaborate, ACGB's private social network, is your platform to connect with your peers and a unique member only benefit. Visit Collaborate and ask and answer key questions in grief and bereavement. Start or join a conversation. Find your peers in ACGB’s interactive Member Directory. Get involved and share your passion for and expertise in grief and bereavement. Access, create and discuss a wealth of resources. Network, gain knowledge and earn visible recognition for your participation. 

EBSCO Online Journals

Membership includes online access to the EBSCO journal database, which provides access to over 1,725 academic journals in full text. Whether you are pursuing serious grief and bereavement research or just satisfying your curiosity, you'll find this wealth of information invaluable. Membership gives you access to three powerful collections of full-text research information: Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Collection; SocINDEX with Full Text; and Social Sciences with Full Text. Please note that due to licensing restrictions this service is not available to members outside of Australia and New Zealand.

Certification in Bereavement Practice

Receive substantial discounts when you apply for the Certified Bereavement Practitioners (CBP) qualification. The CBP recognises bereavement practitioners who meet relevant education, training and experience requirements. Certified Practitioners are listed on a searchable database on the ACGB website and are a referral point for ACGB when clients are seeking the services of a private bereavement practitioner.  Learn More >>

Discounts on Resources

The ACGB Online Bookshop is your go-to destination for grief and bereavement resources. Members save 15% off purchases, including books and multimedia.  Learn More >> 

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