Effective Brief Contact or Single Session Support

Effective Brief Contact or Single Session Support
Type: Workshop
Location: Shenton Park, WA
Presenter: Rosemary Watkins
Level: Introductory
Audience: Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, pastoral care, nurses, GPs, funeral sector



Workshop Overview:
Providing Effective Brief Contact and Single Session Bereavement Support in Partnership with the Cancer Council WA

Many community support and health care professionals may only have brief contact, or sometimes just a single session, with individuals experiencing grief or bereavement. Research tells us that a large percentage of bereaved individuals will be able to live with their grief with minimal support from professionals. However, it is acknowledged that complications and difficulties may occur over time if the bereaved individual has not had timely access to sound, basic information about the nature of grief, and how to identify when to be concerned for the wellbeing of themselves and others.

Effective bereavement support can be offered or initiated via brief contact or a single session, without compromising the quality of the support given. This workshop is aimed at community support staff and health care workers who have contact with bereaved and grieving individuals, even though their primary role may not be in the field of grief and bereavement. The workshop will offer a simple framework and strategies that can be used to ensure effective bereavement support when only having brief contact with bereaved or grieving individuals.

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

Describe the lived experience of grief and bereavement for individuals using contemporary grief and bereavement theories/models
Offer basic grief education to individuals by identifying common grief reactions, behaviours and when to be concerned
Identify strategies and resources that can assist people who are grieving
Understand when to refer to specialist grief and bereavement services for ongoing support

Presenter Bio: Rosemary Watkins

Rosemary is an experienced therapist, trainer and group facilitator who has worked with individuals, couples and families for over twenty three years.  She holds a Master’s degree in Human Services; has extensive training in Couples and Family Therapy, including a nationally accredited Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling; has a Cert IV in workplace training and assessment and is a registered clinical supervisor with PACFA and AAFT.
Rosemary is a member of the training team at the William Street Family Therapy Centre in Mount Lawley, Western Australia, providing training and supervision to the Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy trainees.

The main focuses of her practice are relationships, and loss and grief. Rosemary has provided training workshops for professionals in London, Ireland,  Singapore and The Netherlands in addition to tertiary and private settings in Perth. She also offers courses in Meditation/Mindfulness/Relaxation practices and runs Residential Workshop/Retreats for Therapists and other health professionals.

Workshop Details

Venue: Cancer Council, Seminar Room
15 Bedbrook Place
SHENTON PARK WA 6008

Date: Wednesday 20th February, 2019

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Prices

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.
When
20/02/2019
Where
Cancer Council WA 15 Bedbrook Place Shenton Park WA 6008 AUSTRALIA

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