Responding to Complicated Grief (CG) Defining and, therefore, diagnosing complicated grief often leaves practitioners feeling confused and overwhelmed. Whether we call it prolonged grief or complicated grief most practitioners agree that this grief doesn’t budge. Those bereaved and suffering CG often feel stuck in their grief and their therapists frequently feel ‘stuck’ and unable to help their CG affected clients come to terms with the reality and consequences of the death, manage their strong emotions, resolve complications and re-engage with life.
This workshop will introduce participants to theories of complicated grief as well as providing a basic introduction to the theories which inform Complicated Grief Treatment *(CGT), and its aims and strategies. A basic understanding of current grief theories would be an advantage to participants.
*CGT is the best-documented treatment for CG in the world and continues to be extensively researched by Dr M. Kathrine Shear from The Centre for Complicated Grief at Columbia University.
At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Identify current theories and evidence based practice in the field of grief and loss
• Understand the symptoms and clinical presentation of complicated grief
• Determine the differences and similarities between complicated grief, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder
• Recognize and assess for complicated grief
• Appreciate the procedures and processes involved in Complicated Grief Treatment
• Identify and implement the key strategies and some techniques used in Complicated Grief Treatment.
• Determine where and when to refer; who to turn to for support and how to keep yourself and your client safe.
Presenter Bio: Keren Ludski
BA(Psych), VocGradDipCounsSupervision, VocGradCertBerCouns, DipProfCouns, CertIV TAE
Keren Ludski has been counselling since 1998. She established her private practice, Peace of Mind, in 2002. Keren is a qualified and experienced professional educator, counsellor, counselling supervisor, VET trainer and assessor, facilitator and speaker. Within her private practice, Keren specialises in the area of grief and loss. Her passion is providing support to bereaved people and helping them to navigate their way around the grief process. She has a special interest in working with bereaved parents. Keren provides clinical supervision to therapists within her private practice and has experience in facilitating bereavement support groups. She is currently the Clinical Supervisor for the counselling team at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement and is actively involved in the delivery of ACGB’s Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention course. Keren is a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association and is the Treasurer for the International Society of Counselling and Clinical Supervisors.
Venue: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
253 Wellington Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170
Date: Friday October 12th, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
ACGB member: $340.00
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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