How To Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group

How To Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group
Type: Workshop
Location: Mulgrave, Victoria
Presenter: Jackie Tarabay and Jo Baker
Level: Intermediate
Audience: NFP’s/volunteers, counsellors, psychologists, social workers

Workshop Overview:
How to facilitate Bereavement Support Groups

Leading a support group can be a rewarding and a positive growth experience, however, it can also be very challenging. Support groups are among the best and most popular approaches to empowering and connecting people.

This workshop is designed for those working or intending to lead and facilitate support groups for those experiencing grief or loss.

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

  • Gain an overview of groupwork, theory and practice
  • Understand theories and practices that are useful when working with bereaved people
  • Develop skills in how to facilitate bereavement support groups though experiential learning
  • Gain an understanding of how to screen, structure and evaluate the group process

The Presenter: Jackie Tarabay

BCouns; GradCertBerCouns∬ CBP; Cert1VTAE; CBP; Assessment

Jackie Tarabay is a Specialist Bereavement Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor, Trainer and Groups Coordinator at The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB). Jackie providers individual counselling to children, adolescents and adults and coordinates various support groups, including the facilitation of the Kids Grieve Too (KG2) program. Jackie also  develops and delvers workshops, programs and customised trainings.

Jackie has presented talks at the ACGB National Conference, Australasian Cemetery and Crematorium Association (ACCA), and Good Life Good Death Expo and was a member of the focus group for Palliative Care Australia (PCA). Jackie’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Counselling, a Master Practitioner Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP), a Diploma of Shamanic Studies, Clinical Supervision and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Jackie also has studied in a host of other areas including psychotherapy, grief and loss, drama and personal development.

Jackie's philosophy towards grief and loss is that every person is unique and grieves in their own way and their own time. Jackie believes the core qualities of genuineness, empathy and unconditional positive regard are at the heart of supporting the bereaved. Jackie advocates creating a safe compassionate and non-judgemental environment to help people integrate their loss in a way that is both effective and personal.

Workshop Details

Venue: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
253 Wellington Street
Mulgrave VIC 3170

Date: Thursday 13th August, 2020

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Early Bird Pricing: These prices will end two weeks before the date of the workshop. After this date the regular pricing will be applied.

  • ACGB Members: $295.00
  • Non-Members: $340.00

Standard Pricing:

  • ACGB member: $340.00
  • Non-member: $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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