Emotional Problems After Traumatic Bereavement

Emotional Problems After Traumatic Bereavement
Type: Webinar
Date: Wednesday, 15th July 2020
Presenter: Dr Paul Boelen
Level: Intermediate to Highly Developed

Webinar Overview: Emotional Problems After Traumatic Bereavement: Nature, Correlates, and Treatment. 

Traumatic bereavement refers to the sudden, unexpected death of a loved one under circumstances that are unnatural and traumatising. Examples are losses due to traffic accidents, terrorist attacks, suicide, and homicide. Traumatic losses can lead to severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and prolonged grief disorder (PGD). In this presentation, Paul Boelen will discuss the nature and prevalence of different types of emotional problems that may follow traumatic bereavement. Secondly, he will discuss risk factors and protective factors involved in the development and persistence of such problems. Finally, psychological interventions that can be used to treat emotional problems following traumatic loss will be discussed, with a specific focus on cognitive behavioural interventions. All these issues will be connected with research on the consequences of homicide, the MH17 plane crash, and traffic accidents that Paul has been involved in.

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

1. To have more clarity about the distinction between uncomplicated/normal and disordered/complicated grief
2. To have more knowledge about the impact of unnatural/traumatic loss events on grief
3. To understand that traumatic grief can be considered as an interplay between separation distress (grief) and traumatic distress
4. To know more about risk factors and protective factors that influence the emotional consequences of unnatural/traumatic losses
5. To know more about interventions that can be used to alleviate disordered/complicated grief following unnatural/traumatic losses

Presenter Bio's: Dr Paul Boelen

Prof. dr. Paul A. Boelen is full professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University. His research focuses on the assessment, understanding, and treatment of emotional distress following loss and psychotrauma. Paul Boelen is also affiliated with ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre and ARQ Centrum’45, where he works as a psychotherapist. He is licensed supervisor and cognitive behavioral therapist with the Dutch Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy, Editor-in-Chief of Gedragstherapie (Dutch Journal for Behaviour Therapy), and vice-head of the postmaster training for Healthcare Psychologist in Utrecht.

Date: Wednesday 15th July 2020

3.30pm - 5.00pm AEST

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$75.00 Non ACGB Members

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