Facilitating Resilience and Life After Loss

Facilitating Resilience and Life After Loss

Webinar Overview

Facilitating Resilience and Life After Loss: Using the Twin Lenses of Two-Track Model of Bereavement (TTMB) in Clinical Work.

The loss of a close family member has the potential to be a catalytic and / or cataclysmic, life-changing event. In this webinar, our focus will be on understanding this model and its applications and utility in working with the bereaved. The early formulations of the Two-Track Model of Bereavement (Rubin, 1981, 1999), sought to clarify and chart a pathway to make sense of the tremendous variation in response to loss. 

The passage of time has added clinical and research data underscoring the importance of maintaining a bifocal approach for the examination of response to loss across the life-cycle (Rubin, Malkinson & Witztum, 2012, 2020). The first track of the response to loss addresses the biopyschosocial response to loss over time. The Track I domain focusses on response to traumatic and extremely stressful life events. 

All such events require adaption, change and integration, and all can result in variable mixtures of positive, neutral and negative influences on those affected. The second track, focuses most powerfully on the nuances of the relationship to the deceased. Track II places the preloss experience of the relationship, and the post loss bond to the deceased, at the centre of attention. Together with the Death Story, understanding the nature of the bond with the deceased both prior to and following the loss are critical to understanding the challenges of working with the bereaved. In this webinar, I will present new insights and perspectives based on the model, its evolution over time, and some of its relevance for those working in the field today.  

We shall consider this model's relevance for focussing assessment and interventions related to continuing bonds, traumatic and non-traumatic loss, and overall resilience. To do so, we shall use art, film and clinical material along with theory and research data in our meeting. 

This webinar is designed to engage clinicians, researches, the bereaved and those who support them, in our shared quest to facilitate resilience following loss and bereavement. 

Learning Outcomes

What can participants expect to have learned after attending this webinar:

  • A clear understanding of the Two-Track Model of Bereavement (TTMB) and its implications for theory and practice. 
  • A paradigm for applying the insights of the model in assessment and intervention and suggestions for deciding how to balance and when to prioritise Track I, Track II, or both tracks of the TTMB.
  • How to interplay between subjective and objective elements of how loss impacts the bereavement experience in "traumatic bereavement" and how to use the TTMB to assist in assessment and intervention. 
  • Presentation of several intervention strategies and techniques and their connection to particular elements of the TTMB with the goal of fostering resilience in the bereaved. 


Presenter Biography

Simon Shimshon Rubin, Ph.D. is Director of the International Laboratory for the Study of Loss, Bereavement and Human Resilience and Chairman of the Postgraduate Psychotherapy Program at the University of Haifa in Israel. A Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Haifa, he is also active as Professor at the Academic College of Emek Yezreel. Professor Rubin is a clinical psychologist and maintains an active clinical practice. He has lectured and published extensively on matters related to bereavement, the field of psychotherapy training and practice, and bio- and professional ethics. Dr Rubin is a graduate of Boston University and has held visiting appointments as Professor at the Harvard University and Northwestern University Medical Schools. His most recent books, authored with Dr. Ruth Malkinson and Professor Eliezer Witzum are Working with the Bereaved: Multiple Lenses on Loss and Mourning (2012) and the Hebrew volume The Many Faces of Loss and Bereavement: Theory and Therapy (2016). His website can be found at https://sites.hevra.haifa.ac.il/rubin/ 

Webinar Details


Thursday, 25th February 2021. 


Victoria: 4.30pm - 6.00pm AEDT
New South Wales: 4.30pm - 6.00pm AEDT
Tasmania: 4.30pm - 6.00pm AEDT
South Australia: 4.00pm - 5.30pm ACDT
Queensland: 3.30pm - 5.00pm AEST
Northern Territory: 3.00pm - 4.30pm ACST
Western Australia: 1.30pm - 3.00pm 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.


  • ACGB Member: $50.00
  • Non Member $75.00

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25/02/2021 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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