How To Facilitate Bereavement Support Groups

How To Facilitate Bereavement Support Groups
Type: Workshop
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Presenter: Monika Wilson
Level: Intermediate
Audience: NFP’s/volunteers, counsellors, psychologists, social workers

Workshop Overview: How to facilitate Bereavement Support Groups

Leading a support group can be a rewarding and a positive growth experience, however, it can also be very challenging. Support groups are among the best and most popular approaches to empowering and connecting people. 

This workshop is designed for those working or intending to lead and facilitate support groups for those experiencing grief or loss.

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

Gain an overview of groupwork, theory and practice
Understand theories and practices that are useful when working with bereaved people
Develop skills in how to facilitate bereavement support groups though experimental learning 
Gain an understanding of how to screen, structure and evaluate the group process
Presenter Bio: Monika Wilson

Monika Wilson, as a researcher, teacher and counsellor, has specialised in the areas of grief, bereavement and palliative care for twenty years. This has included teaching grief and palliative care in academic settings and palliative care organisations.
Her training combines up to date research, practical skills development, and a heartfelt and honest approach which resonates with peoples’ lived experience of loss and suffering.  

Community education about grief through funeral homes, local libraries and community centres has also featured in Monika’s vocational life. Whilst working in a community hospice, Monika successfully carried out a project in - Building Supportive Communities: Providing education, information and support for the grief and spiritual needs of dying people and their families.   Another government grant enabled the Confident Caring Project – caring for people with Motor Neurone Disease, where Monika worked for MNDA and MND Qld for several years, supporting people and families living with MND.

She was named the recipient of the Ian Maddocks Palliative Care Award for the youngest researcher in palliative care. 

For the last eight years, in her private practice - ReConnections, she offers services to people experiencing loss, illness and the end of life, and holds several contracts with local community organisations and aged care settings. 

Workshop Details

Venue: Karstens Brisbane
215 Adelaide Street

Date: Wednesday 26th June, 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 Brisbane 215 Adelaide Street Brisbane City QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA
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