Using Technology To Support the Bereaved

Using Technology To Support the Bereaved
Type: Workshop
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Presenter: Angela Scuderi


Modern communication technologies have profoundly influenced social practices and views about death, dying and bereavement. Transcending the limits of space and time, the internet provides us with instant access and often-immediate feedback. This workshop will provide information on the emerging field of 'thanatechnology' and how technology can be enlisted to provide and enhance bereavement support. How can we use technology as a means of providing bereavement support? How does technology provide opportunities to deal with death, dying and bereavement? How can we best deliver bereavement support? What roles do blogs, social media, smartphones and web conferencing platforms play in providing effective bereavement counselling and support? This workshop will also examine the evidence on the effectiveness of telehealth programs and the delivery of bereavement services remotely.


Designed for:

Professionals working with those experiencing grief and bereavement, such as counsellors, therapists, psychologists, social workers and other allied health professionals. This will be of particular interest to practitioners with an interest in providing web based bereavement support.


Learning Outcomes: 

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will have:

  • An enhanced understanding of how thanatechnology, or the use of communication technologies and emerging digital technologies, is dramatically changing social practices and views about death and bereavement.
  • Explored a range of strategies which can be used in providing grief and bereavement support.
  • Considered the implications of these new technologies upon the practice of bereavement support.


Angela Scuderi

BSW(Hons), Grad.Cert. Narrative Th. Grad. Cert. BerCouns & Int, Cert. CCPT, Cert. SPT Grad.Dip. Education, Cert. IV TAE,  Accr. Mem.  AASW, Ass. Mem PTA, CBP

Angela is an Accredited Mental Health Social Workers, a Certified Bereavement practitioner and a Child Centred Play Therapist in private practice based in Melbourne's north. Prior to private practice she worked in the health and community sector for over 17 years holding a range of positions in Bereavement, Grief and Loss, Family work and Mental Health.

As a mental health professional, she has worked with adults, young people, children and families experiencing difficulties with bereavement, relationships, parenting, mental health, violence, abuse and trauma. Her family work inspired her to specialise in Non Directive Child Centered Play Therapy and Sand Play Therapy. Her area of interest is attachment, grief and trauma and is currently completing EMDR training. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Narrative Therapy and is currently completing her Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Aside from counselling, Angela has co-ordinated and co-facilitated groups for young people, children and adults, co-authored a manual for a children's grief group program and presented at conferences. Angela also has over 8 years experience as a TAFE educator, trainer and assessor where she developed and delivered programs in Mental Health, and Community Services work for students and industry.

Angela is an Accredited Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers, a Certified Bereavement Counsellor with ACGB and an Associate Member of Play Therapy Australia.




Cliftons Sydney
Level 13
60 Margaret Street
Sydney  NSW  2000

Thursday, 1st June 2017

9:30 am - 4:30 pm


ACGB member
Non-member price

1/06/2017 9:30 AM - 1/06/2017 4:30 PM
Level 13
60 Margaret Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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