Responding To Complicated Grief

Responding To Complicated Grief
Type: Workshop
Location: East Perth, Western Australia
Presenter: Josephine Hudson



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), 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:
  

  •     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: Josephine Hudson
BA(SocSc), MHlthCouns, Cert.Global Mental Health (Harvard) 

MPACFA Reg. Clinical 20876; PACFA Accredited Clinical Supervisor; PACFA Mental Health Practitioner Register 

Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Training and Education Consultant, Clinical Supervisor 

Nature of Clientele: Adults, Adolescents, Children

Work Setting: Private Practice and Academic 

Josephine is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, clinical and management supervisor, manager, trainer and educator.  She has over 35 years’ experience in the health profession and qualifications and training in counselling, clinical supervision, sociology and anthropology, and nursing.

Josephine has worked in Western Australia and the United Kingdom in palliative care/hospice, the community setting, private pracitce and the university sector; she has extensive clinical experience working with both adults and children.

She has been a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years and combined working in the university sector and private practice for over a decade.  Josephine was the Program Director of three university postgraduate programs, including a Master of Counselling program, training counselling clinicians, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Graduate Diploma in Coaching for six years (2007 – 2012).

She has extensive clinical experience working with both adults and children working with systems; palliative care; trauma; loss, grief and bereavement; suicide postvention; separation; chronic illness; life-limiting illness; anxiety and depression; stress management; clinical and management supervision.

She has been very active in the profession and has held a number of external portfolios and memberships including Past Chair of the Expert Reference Group for the Suicide Postvention Project (ARBOR) for the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention and the Dept of Health and Ageing in WA; and Past Chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of WA.

 


Venue

Date

Times 

Crowne Plaza
54 Terrace Rd,
East Perth WA 6004

Monday 7th of May 2018

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Prices

ACGB member

$290.00

Non-member price

$345.00



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.






Venue

Date

Times 

Crowne Plaza
54 Terrace Rd,
East Perth WA 6004

Tuesday 8th of May 2018

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Prices

ACGB member

$290.00

Non-member price

$345.00



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.


When
8/05/2018 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where
Perth WA

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