Grief and Trauma: Uncomfortable Bedfellows

Grief and Trauma: Uncomfortable Bedfellows
Type: Workshop
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Presenter: Judith Murray
Level: Intermediate

Workshop Overview: Grief and Trauma: Uncomfortable Bedfellows

In many situations grief is born in the context of traumatic circumstances. For others their grief is carried within the existing burden of their lifelong lived experience of trauma. The two are completely intertwined and yet they live uncomfortably together. Understanding the differences and similarities of these two uneasy bedfellows can assist us in offering effective care. This workshop will consider both grief and different types of trauma theoretically and neurobiologically and in so doing consider how they affect people facing traumatic loss and trauma in their lives. Understanding will help gain a greater understanding of the elements of effective care. 

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants will be able:

 To define and distinguish loss, grief and trauma
To distinguish to types of trauma
To understand the neurobiology underlying grief and trauma
To determine the similarities and differences between grief and trauma
To determine the implications of both grief and trauma in the care of people facing such difficult losses

The Presenter:

Judith Murray  BA(HonsI) BEdSt PhD BNurs

Judith is currently an Associate Professor in Counselling and Counselling Psychology at The University of Queensland Australia. She is a qualified secondary school teacher, counselling psychologist, and registered nurse. Judith is both the Director of the Master of Counselling Program and the Master of Psychology Program at UQ.  She has also worked part time from 2010-2016 as a nurse in Haematology and Oncology at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland.  Previously she was responsible for the establishment of a Loss and Grief Unit in the Centre for Primary Health Care in the School of Population Health at UQ. Judith has worked consistently to further the use of loss as an integrative concept within the health, welfare and education sectors which is articulated in the book “Understanding Loss: A Guide for Caring for Those Facing Adversity” (Routledge).

Workshop Details

Venue: Karstens Brisbane
215 Adelaide Street

Date: Thursday 30th May, 2019

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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.
Karstens 215 Adelaide Street Brisbane City QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

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