Workshop Overview: Understanding and Responding to Prolonged Grief Disorder
Prolonged grief is generally defined as intense grief which lasts for more than six months. This intense feeling of grief can have serious negative health consequences.
This workshop will provide an understanding of the presentation of PGD and to implement interventions to support those with PGD. The workshop is aimed at practitioners who currently work within grief and bereavement counselling.
Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand the symptoms and clinical presentation of Prolonged Grief Disorder (PGD)
- Describe the proposed mechanisms thought to underpin PGD
- Determine the differences and similarities between PGD, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder
- Identify and implement tailored interventions designed specifically for treatment of PGD
Presenter Bio: Anita Hoare
Anita has a Masters in Counselling and Human Services from La Trobe University, a Masters in Social Work from Federation University and a Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, with whom she currently works as a trainer and assessor. She is a Certified Bereavement Practitioner, a registered educator and clinical supervisor. She is training to be a supervisor for Lifeline. She has experience with individuals using face-to-face, telephone and Skype sessions.
Amongst her areas of specialisation are grief and bereavement counselling with specific expertise in Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT). She trained in CGT with Dr M. Katherine Shear, at the Centre for Complicated Grief, Columbia University in New York. She was there for 3 months in 2016, which provided her with a unique learning experience and higher level of familiarity using this protocol.
She is also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, a 16-session protocol for anxiety and depression. This is an efficacious treatment widely practised in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.
She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), PACFA, AASW and the Loss and Grief Practitioners’ Association.
Venue: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
253 Wellington Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170
Date: Thursday 26th March, 2020
Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Early Bird Pricing: Early Bird Pricing will be available up until 2 weeks prior the workshop. After this date, the standard price will apply.
- ACGB member: $295.00
- Non-member price: $340.00
- 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.