Effective Brief Contact in a Single Session

Effective Brief Contact in a Single Session
Type: Workshop
Location: Shenton Park, WA
Presenter: To be confirmed
Level: Introductory
Audience: Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, pastoral care, nurses, GPs, funeral sector

Workshop Overview: "Effective Brief Contact in a Single Session"  in Partnership with the Cancer Council WA

Many community support and health care professionals may only have brief contact, or sometimes just a single session, with individuals experiencing grief or bereavement. Research tells us that a large percentage of bereaved individuals will be able to live with their grief with minimal support from professionals. However, it is acknowledged that complications and difficulties may occur over time if the bereaved individual has not had timely access to sound, basic information about the nature of grief, and how to identify when to be concerned for the wellbeing of themselves and others. Effective bereavement support can be offered or initiated via brief contact or a single session, without compromising the quality of the support given. This workshop is aimed at community support staff and health care workers who have contact with bereaved and grieving individuals, even though their primary role may not be in the field of grief and bereavement. The workshop will offer a simple framework and strategies that can be used to ensure effective bereavement support when only having brief contact with bereaved or grieving individuals.

Learning Outcomes: at the conclusion of this workshops, participants will be able to:

Explore the grief experience for individuals using contemporary grief and bereavement theories/models.
Understand basic grief education to individuals by identifying common grief reactions, possible behaviours and when to be concerned.
Identify strategies and resources that can assist people who are grieving.
Understand when to refer to specialist grief and bereavement services for ongoing support.
Be familiar with skills and strategies to provide brief support to bereaved clients.
Practise delivering these in a focused manner through experiential learning

Presenter: To be confirmed

Workshop Details

Venue: Cancer Council, Seminar Room
15 Bedbrook Place
Shenton Park WA 6008

Date: Friday 12th June, 2020

Times: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Early Bird Prices: These prices will be available up until two weeks prior to the workshop. After this time, Standard Prices will apply.

ACGB member: $295
Non-member: $340

Standard Prices: 

ACGB member: $340
Non-member: $395

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.
Cancer Council WA, Seminar Room 15 Bedbrook Place Shenton Park WA 6008 AUSTRALIA
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