Supporting Disenfranchised Grievers

Supporting Disenfranchised Grievers
Type: Workshop
Location: The Rocks, NSW
Presenter: Louise Friend
Level: Intermediate
Audience: Social workers, counsellors, psychologists, pastoral care, funeral sector

Workshop Overview: Supporting Disenfranchised Grievers

The word ‘disenfranchised’ means to deprive someone of the right to something. With grief, it means being deprived of the right to grieve. Ultimately, disenfranchised grief occurs when the person who is grieving feels unsupported – by friends, family, community, the workplace, society, etc. or feels that their grief is unacknowledged or unworthy.

This workshop is designed for anyone encountering bereaved people in their professional lives and to understand how to support those experiencing disenfranchised grief.
Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Define, and describe the dimensions and contexts of Disenfranchised Grief
Identify and describe the complexity of issues, questions and experiences that a person experiencing disenfranchised grief may face
Describe effective strategies for responding to Disenfranchised Grief
Consider the special role of ritual in responding to Disenfranchised Grief
Consider the relationship between Disenfranchised Grief and self-care
Presenter Bio:
Louise Friend

Louise has over 18 years' experience in counselling in Sydney.  Her previous work areas include family violence, crisis intervention, childhood abuse, chronic and terminal illness.  She currently works in private practice providing counselling for clients who are living with issues such as grief and loss, bereavement, relationship difficulties, life transitions, anxiety and depression.  Louise has a special interest in grief and loss and supports her clients to explore and navigate their individual grief journey and helps them to discover ways to live and cope with loss.

Louise has previously worked for community organisations such as Dementia Australia providing counselling and psycho-education to individuals, couples and families whose lives are affected by different forms of dementia.  She continues to work within the community with carers whose lives are affected by mental health issues, disability and dementia.  

Alongside Louise's counselling work she also teaches at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney.
Louise has a strong commitment to and is passionate about reducing social stigmas within the community, so that people can live free from prejudice, discrimination and exclusion.
Louise's qualifications include Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling), Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling & Interventions and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.  She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and a Certified Bereavement Practitioner with the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement.

Workshop Details

Venue: Karstens Sydney
111 Harrington Street

Date: Wednesday 3rd July, 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, Sydney 111 Harrington Street The Rocks NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
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