Presenter: Dr Brenda Bentley
Recorded: July 25th 2018
Webinar Overview: Supporting Those With Families Transitioning To Aged Care
This webinar provides information and shares knowledge about the psychological processes that are occurring for people who are transitioning to aged care and their families so that clinicians can help to provide emotional and psychosocial support to family members.
This webinar would be useful for those people who provide support for families of people going into aged care.
At the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
- Identify changing roles for family members during aged care transition
- Discuss the changing concept of “home” during aged care transition
- Understand William Bridges model of transition and identify strategies to support family members during each transition stage
- Describe the concept of ambiguous loss and apply this concept to family member support during aged care transitions
- Recognise the importance of supporting the dignity of people going into aged care for the benefit of all family members
- Evaluate strategies for managing family conflict during aged care transitions
- List key factors identified in research that contribute to successful transitions to aged care
Presenter Bio: Dr Brenda Bentley
Dr Brenda Bentley is a counselling psychologist who specialises in providing psychosocial support to people with life-limiting conditions and their family members. She is a senior lecturer at Murdoch University in the postgraduate counselling program where she formerly served as the discipline head. Her research focus is on improving wellbeing for patients and families at the end of life and into bereavement. Brenda is a registered Clinical Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. She is also certified Counselling Supervisor who supports counsellors who work with people and families confronting illness and death.
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