Grief After Mass Loss

Grief After Mass Loss
Type: Webinar Presenter: Laura Takacs Level: Intermediate

Presenter Bio

Laura A. Takacs, LICSW, MPH | Virginia Mason

Laura Takacs is a 2004 graduate of the University of Washington School of Social Work and School of Public Health. Since graduating, Laura has worked both internationally and domestically, focusing on trauma, loss and grief.  Currently, Laura serves as the Clinical Director at Virginia Mason Medical Centre, Grief Services (formerly Separation and Loss Services) where she provides both individual and group therapy to survivors of sudden, traumatic death, utilising the Restorative Retelling model.Prior to her role at Separation and Loss, Laura worked in the Middle East where she utilised Restorative Retelling while working with Syrian and Iraqi refugees and torture survivors.  Laura has provided training on the RR model in the United States, Canada and in the Middle East.

Webinar Overview: 
The trauma and grief felt after mass violence and loss can leave survivors overwhelmed by horrifying images, guilt, anxiety and grief.  Survivors often feel desperate to find help to ease their pain and help support them through their darkest hour.  If not trained to address the combined distress of trauma and grief experienced after such loss, counsellors may also be left feeling anxious, frustrated and challenged without a clear intervention for support.

Laura Takacs, Clinical Director at Virginia Mason, Grief Services, Seattle, WA, will provide a 90 minute presentation on grief and trauma experienced after a mass loss.  Ms. Takacs will illustrate key components of Restorative Retelling, a therapeutic model that addresses both experiences after sudden, traumatic loss, including death.  Ms. Takacs will also demonstrate how this model assists survivors navigate their grief by allowing a space to process the sudden nature of the loss, honouring the life of a lost loved one, and helping to identify sources of support, including the deceased, which can assist clients in the integration of their loss.

To undertake this webinar, you should already have:
- An understanding of the impact of trauma and grief
- Understanding of trauma informed care
- An ability to self sooth when hearing experiences of clients
- Ability to recognise triggers related to personal loss and grief 

Learning Outcomes: at the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

1. To identify additional losses experienced after a mass loss
2. To illustrate disenfranchised grief and ambiguous loss after a mass loss
3. To outline key principles of the Restorative Retelling Model
4. To illustrate clinical techniques when working with survivors of sudden, traumatic death around commemoration and death imagery of the deceased. 

Tuesday, 16th June 2020

10.30am - 12.30pm AEST 

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$50.00 ACGB Members
$75.00 Non ACGB Members

Cancellation 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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16/06/2020 Not specified - 11:00 AM
AUS Eastern Standard Time

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