October Intake: Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group

October Intake: Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group
Type: Online Short Course
Trainer: Jackie Tarabay and Jo Baker
Level: Intermediate
Audience: NFP’s/volunteers, counsellors, psychologists, social workers and nurses
Length: 7 hours of education consisting of four pre-recorded modules and one Live Zoom Q&A
Duration: Students will have one month to complete the 7 hours
Intake Start Date: Monday October 4th, 2021

Online Short Course Overview: How to Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group

Leading a support group can be a rewarding and a positive growth experience, however, it can also be very challenging. Support groups are among the best and most popular approaches to empowering and connecting people. 

This Online Short Course is designed for those working or intending to lead and facilitate support groups for those experiencing grief or loss.

Learning Modules: at the Conclusion of this Online Short Course, participants should be able to:

Understand theories and practices that are useful when working with bereaved people
Gain an overview of group work, theory and practice
Analyse the framework for setting up a bereavement support group
Review a structured template to run effective bereavement support groups using grief theories and models

Course Structure:

The structure of this online short course is self-paced learning.

Within the course, you will find four pre-recorded modules that go for roughly an hour each.
These are to be watched in your own time within the four week period.
The only set time which forms part of the course is the one-hour live Zoom Q&A in the last week of the course.
The timing of this will be provided upon course commencement.
More information including your login for LearnBook (online course platform) will be sent a few days prior to the course starting.
You will then have access to the platform, so you can make yourself familiar with it, ready for the modules to launch on the course commencement date.


Students will need to engage with each module and complete the learning opportunities along the way. Whilst no formal assessment is required to complete the course, students will be required to score an average of 80% or above in the multiple-choice quizzes to receive a certificate of completion to claim the 10 OPD points offered by the ACA.

You will be required to complete the end of course survey to receive your Certificate of Completion.
Trainer Bio: Jackie Tarabay

Jackie is a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and Groups Coordinator at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB). Jackie provides individual counselling to children, adolescents and adults and coordinates various support groups, including the facilitation of the Kids Grieve Too (KG2) program. Jackie also develops and delivers workshops, programs and customised trainings. Her philosophy toward grief and loss is that every person is unique and grieves in their own way and their own time. Jackie believes the core qualities of genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of supporting the bereaved. Jackie advocates creating a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental environment to help people integrate their loss in a way that is both effective and personal. Jackie has presented talks at the ACGB National Conference, Australian Cemetery and crematorium Association (ACCA), and Good Life Good Death Expo and was a member of the focus group for Palliative Care Australia (PCA).

Jackie's educational background includes a Bachelor of Counselling, a Master Practitioner Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Diploma of Shamanic Studies, Clinical Supervision and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Jackie has also studied in a host of other areas including psychotherapy, grief and loss, drama and personal development.

Trainer Bio: 

Jo Baker is a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor and Support Group Coordinator at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement. She is also a Registered Nurse and Midwife. Jo’s current experience is with face to face and telehealth bereavement counselling and as a telephone intake worker. She also coordinates and facilitates online bereavement support groups.

Previously Jo volunteered at PANDA (the Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Association) in Melbourne and has experience in the areas of Women’s health and Community Education.

Jo’s philosophy around grief and bereavement is that the client is the expert of their own world and that each individual has the resources to adapt to their loss in their own time and way. Jo has particular interests in meaning reconstruction and the assumptive world and perinatal loss and has attended courses on grief and Acceptance Commitment therapy (ACT) and Internal Family System’s therapy.
Jo is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).

The current Bereavement Support Group’s Jo facilitates through ACGB are Death of a Parent and Younger Bereaved Partners.
 Course Cost: an all inclusive cost of:

Members: $295
Non-Members: $345

Extensions and Intake Transfers

Extensions and Intake Transfers will not be granted to students that cannot complete their course before the conclusion date. If the course is not completed, students will forgo their registration fee in full.

Extensions beyond the course conclusion date will only be granted to those who can provide a medical certificate stating that they were medically unfit to complete the course.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: Participants must agree to this policy prior to commencing the course:

A refund may be given if:

The student is enrolled in a course and the course is cancelled due to insufficient student numbers.
The student advises the ACGB in writing that they are withdrawing from the course 14 days prior to course commencing.
If a refund is requested less than 14 days before course commencement, a full refund, less a $50 administration fee will be paid.
No refund is available to a student who leaves the course before finishing it.
4/10/2021 - 31/10/2021

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