Supporting Those Bereaved By Suicide

Supporting Those Bereaved By Suicide
Type: Workshop
Location: The Rocks, NSW
Presenter: Ione Lewis
Level: Intermediate
Audience: Social workers, counsellors, bereavement counsellors, psychologists

Workshop Overview: Supporting those bereaved by Suicide

The issue of suicide continues to raise feelings of fear, doubt and confusion (among other feelings) in our society. Research indicates that people bereaved through suicide are at greater risk of suicide themselves. In contrast to this, many people bereaved through suicide become the greatest advocates for suicide prevention strategies in our community.

This workshop will lead participants through a brief history of how our society has responded to suicide and consider the ways in which this influences how we respond to the needs of those bereaved through suicide today. The notion of effective grief and bereavement support as a suicide prevention strategy will be explored, with strategies offered to re-enforce this idea. The workshop will engage participants in understanding the particular issues and questions that arise for those bereaved through suicide and the ways in which they can be addressed.

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

Describe the ways in which our society has historically responded to suicide and the influence of these responses on the suicide bereaved,       
Identify and describe the range of issues, questions and experiences that face the suicide bereaved
Identify effective support strategies for, and resources that can be used by, those bereaved through suicide,
Utilise an understanding of suicide and suicide bereavement to inform effective grief and bereavement support and suicide prevention strategies for the suicide bereaved

Presenter Bio: Ione Lewis
PhD, GRAD.DIP. CONT. ED. (ADULT EDUCATION), B.SOC.STUD (SOCIAL WORK), DIP. PSYCHOTHERAPY (ANZAP)

Dr Ione Lewis is a clinical social worker, psychotherapist and artist with 35 years’ experience in helping individuals, families and groups with grief and loss.
She is also a senior academic developing and teaching counselling and human services courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for over 25 years’.
She was bereaved by suicide in 2009 and founded Grief Journeys as a not for profit company after experiencing firsthand the lack of appropriate support services in Australia for people bereaved by suicide.
Grief Journeys provides strength-based client centred services including low cost expressive arts workshops, individual therapy, advocacy, professional development for practitioners and consultation services. 

Workshop Details

Venue: Karstens Sydney
111 Harrington Street
THE ROCKS NSW 2000

Date: Wednesday 6th November, 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 education@grief.org.au 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.
When
6/11/2019
Where
Karstens, Sydney 111 Harrington Street The Rocks NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA

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