Diversity & Multiculturalism in Grief Support

Diversity & Multiculturalism in Grief Support

Webinar Overview:

Diversity and Multiculturalism in Grief Support: Implications for Inclusive Practice

Grief is profoundly influenced by people’s sociocultural identities. One’s ethnicity, race, language, spirituality, religiosity, gender, age, and sexuality affect the ways people process and express their grief. In this webinar, we will explore the intersections of multiple identities and how they operate as both complicating and protective factors in the experience of grief. Further, we will analyse the role of acculturation strategies in grief. Through culturally inclusive and adapted approaches, practitioners can support grieving individuals in making sense of their loss, developing resilience and finding personal growth through bereavement. Evidence-based implications for grief support and counselling will be discussed. The webinar will draw upon relevant and recent research and clinical experience.

Learning Outcomes
1) Analyse the way intersecting identities influence grief and mourning 
2) Evaluate the role of cultural values and beliefs in grief and mourning
3) Evaluate the role of rituals and rites of passage in grief and mourning
4) Apply culturally inclusive and adapted grief and counselling support

Presenter Bio

Lefteris is a counselling psychologist and lecturer in psychology and counselling at Monash University, Australia. In his counselling practice, teaching and research, Lefteris adopts the framework of intersectionality whereby individuals’ multiple identities intersect to create novel experiences of mental health and illness while operating as both protective and risk factors. As a psychologist, Lefteris has worked extensively with clients with issues related to migration, grief, trauma and LGBTIQ identities. He has also worked with clients with various of mental health issues and illnesses, court-ordered parents and their children, and individuals and couples pursuing artificial reproductive treatment. Lefteris has a particular research interest in the wellbeing, grief and belonging of marginalised populations, especially LGBTIQ youth and adults and migrant populations

Webinar Details


Tuesday, 10th November 2020


Victoria: 3.00pm - 4.30pm AEDT
New South 3.00pm - 4.30pm AEDT
Tasmania: 3.00pm - 4.30pm AEDT
South Australia: 2.30pm - 4.00pm - ACDT
Queensland: 2.00pm - 3.30pm AEST
Northern Territory: 1.30pm - 3.00pm ACST
Western Australia: 12.00pm - 1.30pm 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 $50.00
  • Non Member $75.00

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