Physical, Psychological & Spiritual Processes of Death (WA)

Physical, Psychological & Spiritual Processes of Death (WA)
Type: Workshop
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Presenter: Josephine Hudson

Workshop Overview: The physical, psychological and spiritual processes of death

Working with people who are dying can be an incredibly challenging aspect of the role of practitioners. Witnessing people at their most vulnerable can often leave practitioners feeling overwhelmed, helpless and uncomfortable. This workshop focuses on the physical, psychological and spiritual process of dying and the subsequent support needs of both the patient and their loved ones.

The workshop is aimed at all professionals who are working with people who are dying such as counsellors, psychologists, palliative care workers, pastoral care workers, social workers, nurses and doctors.

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the physical, psychological and spiritual processes of death and dying
  • Identify and understand the psychological and spiritual needs of the dying
  • Develop psychological, spiritual and practical strategies to better support someone who is dying
  • Gain overall confidence in being able to support the dying

Presenter Bio: Josephine Hudson

Josephine is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, clinical and management supervisor, manager, trainer and educator. She has over 35 years' experience in the health profession and qualifications and training in counselling, clinical supervision, sociology and anthropology, and nursing.

Josephine has worked in Western Australia and the United Kingdom in palliative care/hospice, the community setting, private practice and the university sector; she has extensive clinical experience working with both adults and children.

She has been a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years and combined working in the university sector and private practice for over a decade. Josephine was the Program Director of three university postgraduate programs, including a Master of Counselling program, training counselling clinicians, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Graduate Diploma in Coaching for six years (2007 - 2012).

She has extensive clinical experience working with both adults and children working with systems; palliative care; trauma, loss, grief and bereavement; suicide postvention; separation; chronic illness; life-limiting illness; anxiety and depression; stress management; clinical and management supervision.

She has been very active in the profession and has held a number of external portfolios and memberships including Past Chair of the Expert Reference Group for the Suicide Postvention Project (ARBOR) for the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention and the Dept of Health and Ageing in WA; and Past Chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of WA.

Workshop Details

Venue: Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA
15 Bedbrook Place
Shenton Park WA 6008

Date: Tuesday October 9th, 2018

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm


  • ACGB member: $340.00
  • Non-members: $395.00

Cancellation and Refund 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.

Registrations Close: October 5th at 12:01pm
Cancer Council WA Seminar Room 15 Bedbrook Place Shenton Park WA 6008

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