October intake: Parental Grief

Self-Paced Course Overview

The death of a child has a devastating impact on a parent because a catastrophic event of this scale assaults one's identity, threatens one's view of the world, strains the marital relationship, changes the psychological landscape of the family, and leaves its irreversible mark on the surviving children. While there is a body of research on the unspeakable tragedy of parental bereavement , little attention has been given to the unique challenges, and overwhelming responsibilities parents face whilst addressing their own grief reactions  and in parenting their surviving bereaved children.

This workshop addresses the delicate and complex predicament facing bereaved parents; as they navigate the overwhelming feelings of loss as well as continue to parent their surviving children or subsequent children. The workshop will provide strategies to help the whole family acknowledge the death of a loved family member and create a continuing bond with the deceased.

Learning Outcomes

Module one - Identify special features of parental loss

Module two - Describe the theoretical frameworks that inform the field of loss, grief and bereavement

Module three - Identify and describe a range of online and face to face therapeutic interventions that may be useful when working with bereaved parents and their family including sibling grief

Module four - Primary and secondary losses, navigating social situations, self care of the parents, self care of the therapist

These pre-recorded modules are designed for individuals who want to learn and access professional development in this self-paced format.

They are flexible, affordable and have been designed to be highly engaging and case based.

Breakdown of Self-paced courses - 4 x 1 hour pre-recorded learning modules and 4 multiple choice quizzes. Total hours = 5 hours

Presenter Bio

Clare Robbins, BA Hons in Counselling, ACA Registered Counsellor Level 4

Clare Robbins is one of WA's leading trauma and bereavement specialist. Clare began her interest in the field of grief and loss in 2003 when she trained as a bereavement counsellor for the UK CRUSE organisation. Clare holds a BA (Hons) in Counselling and is an Accredited Bereavement Counsellor for CRUSE and a member of the college of Supervisors with the Australian Counselling Association.

Throughout Clare's career she has specialised in the area of grief and loss with family relationship breakdown at Anglicare WA, has worked as a Suicide bereavement counsellor for Anglicare WA's ARBOR program, as a bereavement specialist with Red Nose WA counselling parents and family members after the sudden loss of a child including perinatal loss and is currently working with those impacted by road trauma and bereavement for Road Trauma Support WA.

Clare has been delivering workshops and training since 2000 both in the UK and Australia. Clare's presentations are filled with her expertise and brought to life with clinical anecdotes and case studies.

Self-Paced Course Details


Course access starts: Monday 26th September 2022

Course access ends: Sunday 23rd October 2022

Registration will remain open until Friday 30th September


  • Member $295.00
  • Non-Member $345.00


Post-Purchase Information 

  • Once you have enrolled, you will receive an automated confirmation email 
  • The Thursday before the course starts, you will receive a welcome email and access to our learning platform along with your credentials. 
  • During the intake period, you will have access to the module and are required to complete the course content and online assessment before the end date. 
  • For any further information, please get in touch with [email protected] 


Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case ACGB will refund all fees.

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the Centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days before the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs.

No registration refunds will be made after this date. Please note: The total invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.

Terms and Conditions 

1. Intellectual Property 

ACGB's program and program content are copyrighted. Its use and dissemination are restricted and unauthorised duplication is prohibited. A copy of the course presentation will be available after the course and is for personal/non-commercial use only. The content is not to be modified or republished in any way without the prior consent of ACGB and the presenter. Any breach of copyright, including the recording of the presentation or any unauthorised use of the material, may lead to legal action. 

2. Links and Material From the Course

Course's and the follow up email may contain links that lead to external websites to ACGB. ACGB have no control of these websites and ACGB makes no representations about the accuracy of the information contained on these websites. ACGB is not liable for the content on these websites. The presenter may also provide further reference materials for your use after the course. These may include (but are not limited to):

- A copy of the course slides
- Journal articles
- Templates or other documents

All course-related materials remain copyrighted of ACGB and the presenter. They must not be distributed to any third party at any time or in any form without written permission from ACGB. 

3. Registration

Viewers agree to use the product under the purchase agreement terms, which restrict number of viewers based on registration type. 
Individual Registration:
Provides one person, the registrant, access to the course or recording for personal viewing only. 

Multi-viewer (Group) Registration
To organise multi-viewer registration, you must contact the Centre via email: [email protected] or phone 03 9265 2100. Groups purchasing multi-viewer and individual registration will need to provide first and last name and an email address of all those who will be participating in the course. 

26/09/2022 9:00 AM - 23/10/2022 11:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
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