Supporting Disenfranchised Grievers

Supporting Disenfranchised Grievers
Type: Workshop
Location: Mulgrave, Victoria
Presenter: Anita Hoare
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: Anita Hoare

Anita has a Masters in Counselling and Human Services from La Trobe University, a Masters in Social Work from Federation University and a Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, with whom she currently works as a trainer and assessor. She is a Certified Bereavement Practitioner, a registered educator and clinical supervisor. She is training to be a supervisor for Lifeline.  She has experience with individuals using face-to-face, telephone and Skype sessions.

Amongst her areas of specialisation are grief and bereavement counselling with specific expertise in Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT).  She trained in CGT with Dr M. Katherine Shear, at the Centre for Complicated Grief, Columbia University in New York. She was there for 3 months in 2016, which provided her with a unique learning experience and higher level of familiarity using this protocol.

She is also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, a 16-session protocol for anxiety and depression. This is an efficacious treatment widely practised in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.

She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), PACFA, AASW and the Loss and Grief Practitioners’ Association.
Workshop Details

Venue: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
253 Wellington Street

Date: Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Prices - Early Bird Pricing Announced 

ACGB is pleased to announce that we now have an early bird price point available for our remaining workshops in 2019. We have decided to introduce early bird pricing to make our workshops more accessible for those in the industry. 

Early Bird Pricing: 

  • $295.00 for ACGB Members 
  • $340.00 for non members

*These prices will end two weeks before the date of the workshop. After this date the regular pricing will be applied. 
For further information, please email or call 03 9265 2100. 

Standard Pricing: 
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.
253 Wellington Road Mulgrave VIC 3170 AUSTRALIA
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