Developments in Bereavement Care: Advanced Skills & Practice

Developments in Bereavement Care: Advanced Skills & Practice
Type: Workshop
Location: Mulgrave, Victoria
Presenter: Christopher Hall
Level: Advanced
Audience: Researchers, academics, conference attendees and psychologists

Workshop Overview: Recent Developments in Bereavement Care: Advanced Skills and Practice

While loss and grief are fundamental to human life, the course and consequences of bereavement will vary for each individual. How can a practitioner apply contemporary research evidence in order to provide best quality bereavement care?

It has been calculated that it takes an average of 17 years for research evidence to reach clinical practice. Over the past few decades the field of grief and bereavement has undergone transformational change in terms of how the human experience of loss is understood and how the goals and outcomes of grief therapy are conceptualised. We now know a great deal about what is effective in the provision of bereavement care. There has been a lot of discussion on evidence informed practice and practice informed evidence. 

This workshop will provide a broad overview of recent developments and trends in the field of adult bereavement. Issues such as complicated or prolonged grief, matching clients’ needs and preferences to interventions and how do we go about measuring the impact of our work with clients will also be considered.

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

Describe the recent developments and research findings in the area of grief and bereavement
Analyse the pros and cons, and potential consequences of emerging theoretical frameworks within grief and bereavement
Considered the implications of these frameworks upon the delivery of evidence informed bereavement interventions
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 Counseling, 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: Thursday 31st 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.
253 Wellington Road Mulgrave VIC 3170 AUSTRALIA

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