Effective Brief Contact or Single Session Support

Effective Brief Contact or Single Session Support
Type: Workshop
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Presenter: Christopher Hall
Level: Introductory
Audience: Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, pastoral care, nurses, GPs, funeral sector

Workshop Overview: Effective Brief Contact or 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: Christopher Hall
MA, GradDipAdol&ChPsych, Bed, CertIVTAE, MAPS, MACE, FAIM

For the past 21 years Christopher Hall has held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, a government funded specialist bereavement service, which is based in Melbourne, Victoria. He is a psychologist who has developed a specialisation in the field of grief and bereavement over the past 25 years. Chris has trained many health and education professionals in grief theory and interventions both in Australia and internationally. He has a strong interest in complex bereavement experiences, the organisational impact of grief and loss and bridging research and practice. In 1999 he was elected to the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement (IWG) and has served as Chair of the organisation. He is currently Secretary/Treasurer of the IWG. He is a Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counselling, one of the oldest interdisciplinary organisations in the field of dying, death and bereavement with over 2,000 members. A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, Christopher is also an Honorary Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne. He serves as the Editor of the journal Grief Matters: The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement and Associate Editor of Death Studies. In 2010 Christopher was appointed to the Coronial Council of Victoria.
 
Workshop Details

Venue: 1 Macquarie Street
HOBART TAS 7000

Date: Tuesday 27th August, 2019

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Prices

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.
When
27/08/2019
Where
1 Maquarie Street Hobart TAS 7000 AUSTRALIA

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