Using Technology To Support the Bereaved

Using Technology To Support the Bereaved
Type: Workshop
Location: Mulgrave, Victoria
Presenter: Christopher Hall
Level: Introductory
Audience: Bereavement counsellors, volunteers, NFP’s, nurses, palliative care nurses

Workshop Overview:
Leveraging Technology to Support the Bereaved

Modern communication technologies have profoundly influenced social practices and views about death, dying and bereavement. Transcending the limits of space and time, the internet provides us with instant access and often-immediate feedback. This workshop will provide information on the emerging field of 'thanatechnology' and how technology can be enlisted to provide and enhance bereavement support. How can we use technology as a means of providing bereavement support? How does technology provide opportunities to deal with death, dying and bereavement? How can we best deliver bereavement support? What roles do blogs, social media, smartphones and web conferencing platforms play in providing effective bereavement counselling and support? This workshop will also examine the evidence on the effectiveness of telehealth programs and the delivery of bereavement services remotely.

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this workshop participants will have:

An enhanced understanding of how technology, or the use of communication technologies and emerging digital technologies, is dramatically changing social practices and views about death and bereavement
Explored a range of strategies which can be used in providing grief and bereavement support
Considered the implications of these new technologies upon the practice of bereavement 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: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
253 Wellington Road

Date: Tuesday 8th October, 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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