Grieving the Loss of An Animal

Grieving the Loss of An Animal
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Bianca Lavorgna

Human-animal loss experience may result in the bereaved individuals being highly vulnerable to insufficient societal support and unresolved grief. This webinar aims to explore the phenomena of grieving after the death of a companion animal and provide ideas and strategies that can be effective in offering support to those who are grieving.

This is an Introductory level webinar designed for anyone working with those who have experienced the death of a companion animal, such as veterinarians, vet nurses, counsellors, teachers, therapists, psychologists and other allied health professionals.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1. Describe and understand the significance of having a companion animal die through current grief, trauma and bereavement theory
2. Acknowledge and validate the death appropriately and respond to the needs of the companion animal owner over time
3. Identify a range of strategies that can be used to support people and families who have experienced the death of a companion animal
4. Care for themselves as a support person who may also have a companion animal

The Presenter- Bianca Lavorgna

Bianca is a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement with responsibilities for support groups, provision of supervision to volunteers, and delivery of education and training. She has extensive counselling, group work and educational experience, with expertise in the development, delivery and coordination of support services and programs. Bianca also comes with specialist knowledge and experience in working with children and adolescents with an interest in companion animal loss. Bianca has Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Australian College of Applied Psychology and a Graduate Qualification in Bereavement Counselling from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.




27th of March 2018
Victoria                      3.00- 4.30pm AEDT
New South Wales     3.00- 4.30pm AEDT
Tasmania                 3:00 - 4:30pm AEDT
South Australia         2:30 - 4:00pm ACDT
Queensland          2:00 - 3:30pm AEST
Northern Territory  1:30 - 3:00pm ACST
Western Australia  12:00 - 1:30pm AWST


Member $50
Non Member $75

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 all fees will be refunded.
Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to 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 full invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.

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for up to 30 days after the webinar has concluded.


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