Does Help Really Help?

Does Help Really Help?

Webinar Overview

In this webinar Henk Schut will address the questions whether volunteer and professional help offered to bereaved people is really helpful. Additionally, he will challenge that improvements in terms of grief, mood or general functioning during grief intervention and even satisfaction of bereaved clients say little about the intervention being effective. 

Henk will discuss ways in which we can more accurately and more correctly address and assess which kinds of help are indeed helpful for which bereaved people. Henk will illustrate his line of reasoning by a study he conducted and discuss the value, as well as the pitfalls and weaknesses and the complexity of such a way of working in daily practice.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To have developed a critical approach on grief intervention effects
  2. To appreciate the complexity of finding answers to whether help helps and not go for the easy answers 
  3. To be able to more critically and constructively consider the value of collaboration between bereaved researches and people working in bereavement care
  4. To be able to challenge some of one's own assumptions about grief and bereavement care. 

Presenter Biography

Henk Schut is a clinical psychologist and associate professor of Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Henk is program director of the international master's course Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University. 

His research interests cover processes of coping with loss and the efficacy of bereavement care and grief therapy. Together with Maggie Stroebe, Henk introduced the Dual Process Model of coping with bereavement (DPM). Henk also works as a trainer for professionals (e.g., medical specialists, funeral directors) in dealing with bereaved people and he supervises post-master clinical psychologists in their research projects. 

Henk is coauthor of a number of scientific and professional articles and books on grief, bereavement and death. Henk is one of the editors of Handbook of Bereavement Research (2001), Handbook of Bereavement Research and Practice: Advances in Theory and Intervention (2009), both together with Maggie Stroebe, Wolfgang Stroebe and Bob Hansson and, together with Maggie Stroebe and Jan van den Bout, Complicated Grief: Scientific Foundations for Health Care Professionals (2012). 

Webinar Details


Thursday, 22nd April 2021. 


Victoria: 3.30pm - 5.00pm AEST
New South Wales: 3.30pm - 5.00pm AEST
Tasmania: 3.30pm - 5.00PM AEST
South Australia: 3.00pm - 4.30pm ACST
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.


  • Member $50
  • Non Member $75

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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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22/04/2021 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time

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