This workshop will explore the concept that effective bereavement
support can be offered over the telephone and participants will learn
the different skills required to move from face-to-face support to
Professionals working with clients experiencing grief and
bereavement, such as community support workers, counsellors, therapists,
psychologists, social workers, pastoral care workers, palliative care
workers and other allied health professionals who are offering grief and
loss support to clients over the phone.
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
understand the theoretical principles of telephone counselling,
describe the benefits of telephone counselling in supporting the bereaved,
identify and implement effective strategies to support grieving individuals over the telephone,
offer grief support across a number of sessions over the telephone,
understand when to refer clients to specialist grief and bereavement services for ongoing support.
Anita has a Masters in Counselling and Human Services from La Trobe
University and a Graduate Qualification in Bereavement Counselling from
the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, Anita is also a
registered educator and supervisor.
Anita has extensive experience in private practice working with
families, children and individuals using both face-to-face, telephone
and Skype sessions. Anita's areas of specialisation are grief and
bereavement counselling with specific expertise in Complicated Grief
Therapy (CGT). Anita has recently completed the advanced training in
Complicated Grief Therapy with Dr M. Katherine Shear at Columbia
University in New York, under the supervision of Dr M. Katherine Shear
and Dr. Gorscak - the developers and researchers of CGT. Anita is a
member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and the Loss and
Grief Practitioners' Association.
191 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
Thursday, 3rd August 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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