Multiple Losses (free for ACGB members)

Multiple Losses (free for ACGB members)
Type: Webinar
Presenter: Dr William Worden

Webinar Overview

When people experience multiple losses from death in a short period of time, they often experience what Kastenbaum calls “Bereavement Overload.” Their grief may seem overwhelming and become shut down or manifest itself in physical and psychological symptoms. Strategies for helping them jump-start the process in a way that feels safe and enables them to better process their grief will be discussed. Ten cases from the presenter’s practice will illustrate the issues involved and appropriate treatment interventions.

Learning Outcomes

Following this webinar you will:

  • To identify the key issues stemming from multiple losses.
  • To understand how multiple losses may result in “Bereavement Overload.”
  • To learn how to help mourners process multiple losses without getting stuck, or if stuck, how to move forward towards the best adaptation to these losses.
  • To identify the key issues stemming from multiple losses.


Presenter Biography

J. William Worden, PhD, ABPP, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and holds academic appointments at the Harvard Medical School and at the Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology in California. He is also Co-Principal Investigator of the Harvard Child Bereavement Study, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Recipient of 5 major NIH grants, his research and clinical work over 40 years has centered on issues of life-threatening illness and life-threatening behavior.

Dr. Worden has lectured and written on topics related to terminal illness, cancer care, and bereavement. He is the author of Personal Death Awareness; Children & Grief: When a Parent Dies, and is coauthor of Helping Cancer Patients Cope. His book Grief Counseling & Grief Therapy: A Handbook for the Mental Health Practitioner, now in its 5th edition, has been translated into 14 foreign languages and is widely used around the world as the standard reference on the subject. Dr. Worden’s clinical practice is in Laguna Niguel, California.

Webinar Details


11 December, 2019


Victoria: 10:30am - 12:00pm AEDT
New South Wales: 10:30am - 12:00pm AEDT
Tasmania: 10:30am - 12:00pm AEDT
South Australia: 10:00am - 11:30am ACDT
Queensland: 9:30am - 11:00am AEST
Northern Territory: 9:00am - 10:30am ACST
Western Australia: 7:30am - 9:00am AWST

If you're unable to attend at the scheduled time but you would still like to purchase this webinar please register and regardless of attendance at the scheduled time you will be sent a recording of the webinar to view at your leisure. This recording will remain available for three months.


  • Member - Free
  • Non Member $75

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.

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11/12/2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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