Physical, Psychological & Spiritual Processes of Death (SA)

Physical, Psychological & Spiritual Processes of Death (SA)
Type: Workshop
Location: Adelaide, SA
Presenter: Alison Kirk

Workshop Outline:
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: Alison Kirk

Alison Kirk is a counsellor, teacher and educator based in Adelaide. Following a nursing pathway and many years working in the health and accounting related industries Alison gained her qualifications and training in counselling.
Alison has a developing private practice. Clients range from people living with complex grief, loss, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma and cancer.  She is a Bereavement Counsellor for clients referred by the Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide.
Alison is a teacher at the Australian College of Applied Psychology where she teaches in the Diploma of Counselling program. She teachers in the Professional Year Program for post master international students at Internship and Employment, Navitas Professional. The internship program includes a Certificate 1V of Business Studies.  
Alison is a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Australia. She is on the PACFA SA Leadership Group committee, who are responsible for organising speakers and running events for the continuing professional development (CPD) of South Australia members. Alison has a passionate interest for accredited Counsellors being recognised and included into positions within government agencies, health providers and the general community.

Venue:  International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Date: Tuesday 27th November, 2018

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm


ACGB member: $340.00
Non-member price: $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: 20th November at 11:59pm
International Visualisation Centre (IVC) 19 Young Street Adelaide SA 5000
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