Effective Brief Contact or Single Session Support

Effective Brief Contact or Single Session Support
Type: Workshop
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Presenter: Helen Poynten
Level: Introductory
Audience: Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, pastoral care, nurses, GPs, funeral sector

Registrations are now closed

Workshop Overview: Providing Effective Brief Contact and Single Session Bereavement Support

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 the 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: Helen Poynten

Helen Poynten (Bach. of Social Work / Masts. in Psych) has worked for over 25 years in private practice and human service organisations. Helen currently works for Relationships Austral QLD, and sits management committees for local community service organisations. Helen has presented at over 12 national conferences in the last 8 years, including the annual Australian Grief and Bereavement Conference. Helen is committed to the principles of Social Justice. 

Venue: Karstens Brisbane
Level 24, 215 Adelaide Street
Brisbane, QLD, 4000

Date: Friday 18th October, 2019

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Prices: 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. 

Standard Pricing: 

ACGB member: $340.00
Non-member price: $395.00

Registrations are now closed.

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 Level 24, 215 Adelaide Street Brisbane QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

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