Expanding the Therapists Toolkit and Creative Interventions

Expanding the Therapists Toolkit and Creative Interventions
Type: Workshop
Location: The Rocks, NSW
Presenter: Christopher Hall
Level: Advanced
Audience: Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, bereavement counsellors

Workshop Overview: Expanding the Therapist Toolkit: Effective Techniques and Strategies

Grief has the capacity to affect an individual psychologically, physically, spiritually, cognitively and emotionally. How do we respond effectively to the needs of clients. How can we enlist effective strategies to support our work with bereaved clients? This workshop will explore a range of therapeutic strategies that you can use in your work with bereaved clients.

Starting from an exploration of the work of master therapists, this workshop will consider the role of techniques alongside the role fo developing and maintaining a strong therapeutic relationship with our clients. We will examine a range strategies that can then be added to the clinicians therapeutic toolkit. This will further help them to develop individualised programs for their clients; therefore, helping their clients to gain perspective on their loss and the ability to move forward with their grief journey.

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

Identify and describe the features of master therapists and how change can be effected.
Explore a range of techniques which address specific concerns of clients, such as the continuing bond with the deceased; working with emotion and reconstructing the self of the client following loss.
Work with increased confidence with clients using a broader range of interventions.
Develop an understanding of when and with which clients to implement different therapeutic strategies.

Presenter Bio: Christopher Hall
MA, GradDipAdol&ChPsych, BEd, CertIVTAE, MAPS, FAIM, MAICD

For the past 23 years Christopher Hall has held the position of Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement. He is a psychologist specialising in grief and bereavement. Christopher was elected President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling in 2015. In 2007, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Work Group on Dying, Death and Bereavement and served as chair from 2010-2013. He currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the work group. The Association for Death Education and Counseling in 2018 awarded him the ADEC Service Award for his commitment to the field and advancing the study of dying, death and bereavement. 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 is a former Associate Editor of Death Studies. In 2010 Christopher was appointed to the Coronial Council of Victoria. 

Workshop Details

Venue: Karstens, Sydney
111 Harrington Street

Date: Thursday, 21st 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.
Karstens Sydney 111 Harrington Street The Rocks NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA

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