Supporting and Communicating With the Bereaved

Supporting and Communicating With the Bereaved
Type: Workshop
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Presenter: Trish Carroll
Level: Introductory
Audience: Funeral and cemetery workers, nurses, palliative care nurses, pastoral care workers, social workers

Workshop Overview: Supporting and Communicating with the Bereaved

Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, physical health and our relationships with others.

This workshop is designed for anyone encountering bereaved people in their professional lives. It is helpful for anyone who wants to understand the issues surrounding bereavement and how to communicate with clients and customers after someone close to them has died.
Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Gain an overview of Grief and Loss theory
Learn how to communicate effectively and compassionately with bereaved people
Develop confidence talking about difficult and sensitive matters
Understand Self-care and its impact

The Presenter: Trish Carroll

BA (Psych), PostGradDipPsych; Master of Counselling

Trish is Principal of Elder Matters, a counselling and consulting practice established in 2010 to provide care and support for the experience of ageing.

Trish provides counselling services for individuals, their families, carers and loved ones who may be experiencing the many and diverse challenges of ageing, including: loss, grief and bereavement, elder care responsibilities, health and capacity challenges, loneliness and isolation, elder abuse, carer stress, diminishing independence and critical life transitions, including the transition to retirement. Complementing this experience is Trish’s role as an EAP provider for employees in a range of industries whose experiences of loss and grief relate to many and varied life circumstances.

Trish has also integrated her personal and professional experience in the field of ageing to develop and deliver education programs in the community to promote health ageing, highlight strategies to navigate through life transitions and promote insight for allied health and other professionals into the uniquely felt experiences of ageing. 

Workshop Details

Venue: Karstens Brisbane
215 Adelaide Street

Date: Thursday 22nd August, 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.
Karstens 215 Adelaide Street Brisbane City QLD 4000 AUSTRALIA

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