March Intake: Expanding the Therapists Toolkit

Live Short Course Overview

Grief has the capacity to affect an individual psychologically, physically, spiritually, cognitively and emotionally. Sometimes traditional ‘talk’ therapy is not enough. This workshop will provide you with an experiential sampling of different therapeutic interventions that you can use in your work with clients.

By experimenting in a safe learning environment with innovative approaches to grief and loss therapy, professionals will gain new-found confidence to experiment with different strategies that can then be added to their therapeutic toolkit. This will further help them to develop individualised programs for their clients; therefore, helping their clients to gain perspective on their loss and the ability to move forward with their grief journey.

This course is designed at an intermediate level and is designed for Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers and Bereavement Counsellors

Learning Outcomes

Following this workshop, participants will:

At the Conclusion of this Online Short Course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the theoretical frameworks that inform the field of loss, grief and bereavement
  • Identify and describe a range of ‘non-traditional’ therapeutic interventions that may be useful when working with the bereaved.
  • Work in a more creative way with clients.
  • Work with increased confidence with clients using a broader range of interventions.
  • Develop an understanding of when and with which clients to implement different creative strategies
  • Identify and implement a range of personal and professional self-care strategies

Presenter Bio

Presenter Name: Bianca Lavorgna

Bianca is a Bereavement Counsellor, Educator, Supervisor and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer with expertise in the development, delivery and coordination of support services and programs. Bianca comes with specialist knowledge and experience in working with companion animal loss, children and adolescents. She is the co-author of The Yellow Leaf, a children's book that aims to help families to understand that grief is not linear and that there is no perfect way to grieve. Bianca is passionate about providing bereavement support, advocacy and education within the community. She holds a Master's in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Australian College of Applied Psychology with a Graduate Qualification in Bereavement Counselling from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement. 

Live Short Course Details


Session one: Tuesday 1st March 2022

Session two: Tuesday 8th March 2022

Session three: Tuesday 15th March 2022

Session four: Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Registration closes: Thursday 24th February 2022, please ensure you register before then.  


Sessions One - Four:  

Victoria: 9.30am - 11.30am AEDT
New South Wales: 9.30am - 11.30am AEDT
Tasmania: 9.30am - 11.30am AEDT
South Australia: 9.00am - 11.00am ACDT
Queensland: 8.30am - 10.30am AEST
Northern Territory: 8.00am - 10.00am ACST
Western Australia: 6.30am - 8.30am AWST


  • Member $475.00
  • Non-Member $600.00

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. 
  • The email address that you register with, is the email address that will be registered for the zoom sessions.
  • The sessions will not be recorded and it is essential that you attend live. You will need access to a strong internet connection, a microphone and a camera. 
  • 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 has 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 by 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. 

Online Via Zoom
1/03/2022 - 22/03/2022
Live Short Course
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