Workshop Overview: Understanding and Communicating with the Bereaved
Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, physical health and our relationships with others.
This workshop is designed for anyone encountering bereaved people in their professional lives. It is helpful for anyone who wants to understand the issues surrounding bereavement and how to communicate with clients and customers after someone close to them has died.
Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Gain an overview of Grief and Loss theory
- Learn how to communicate effectively and compassionately with bereaved people
- Develop confidence talking about difficult and sensitive matters
- Understand Self-care and its impact
Presenter Bio: 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.
Venue: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
253 Wellington Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170
Date: Thursday 28th May, 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.