Support Before and After a Death

Support Before and After a Death
Type: Workshop
Location: Adelaide, SA
Presenter: Alison Kirk
Level: Introductory
Audience: Palliative care nurses, nurses, social workers, aged care workers, counsellors

Workshop Overview:
Support before and after a death

While we are aware that ‘death and loss come to all of us’, humans spend most of their time focused on living life. When confronted with the certainty of an impending death or the news of an illness that is certain to bring death, life takes on a very different focus.

This workshop pays attention to supporting those living with death or loss on their immediate horizon and introduces the concept of ‘living into loss’, which involves giving acknowledgement to both the grief or losses as they occur and finding ways to embrace the parts of life that still exist. Consideration will be given to the impact of working with the dying on support professionals themselves. Ways to assist people to prepare for the death or loss when it occurs will also be covered in this workshop.

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

Describe what is meant by anticipatory grief, in light of current theory and practice in the field of grief counselling
Identify a range of strategies that can be used to support people before and after death
Apply the concept of ‘living into loss’ when working with grieving individuals
Be aware of how anticipatory grief can impact on professionals working in the field

Presenter Bio: Alison Kirk

Alison Kirk is a counsellor, teacher and educator based in Adelaide. Following a nursing pathway and many years working in the health and accounting related industries Alison gained her qualifications and training in counselling.

Alison has a developing private practice. Clients range from people living with complex grief, loss, depression, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma and cancer.  She is a Bereavement Counsellor for clients referred by the Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide.

Alison is a teacher at the Australian College of Applied Psychology where she teaches in the Diploma of Counselling program. She teachers in the Professional Year Program for post master international students at Internship and Employment, Navitas Professional. The internship program includes a Certificate 1V of Business Studies.  

Alison is a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Australia. She is on the PACFA SA Leadership Group committee, who are responsible for organising speakers and running events for the continuing professional development (CPD) of South Australia members. Alison has a passionate interest for accredited Counsellors being recognised and included into positions within government agencies, health providers and the general community.
Workshop Details

Venue: International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street

Date: Thursday 12th September, 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.
International Visualisation Centre (IVC) 19 Young Street Adelaide SA 5000

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