Providing Effective Bereavement Support: Two Day Workshop

Providing Effective Bereavement Support: Two Day Workshop
Type: Workshop
Location: Mulgrave, Victoria
Presenter: Bianca Lavorgna
Level: Introductory
Audience: Nurses, counsellors, doctors, social workers, teachers, clergy, volunteers and youth workers

Workshop Overview:
Providing Effective Bereavement Support: Two Day Workshop

When working with the bereaved it is important to recognise and understand the broad range of grief reactions and responses. Grief counselling and support is a specialised area which requires responses and strategies which can be tailored to each individual’s needs. This workshop is designed for professionals wanting to broaden their understanding and deepen their knowledge of how to be in this space with the bereaved. Participants will identify and practise a range of skills and strategies appropriate for working with grieving people.

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

Be aware of common grief responses
Identify and describe some theoretical perspectives and useful models
Recognise the needs of grieving people
Identify and implement effective strategies to support grieving individuals
Practice providing effective bereavement support based on this learning.  We will draw on practice-based experience to make this workshop both relevant and practical. Participants are invited to bring de-identified case studies to the workshop.
Presenter: Bianca Lavorgna

Bianca is a Bereavement Counsellor, Educator, Supervisor and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trainer with expertise in the development, delivery and coordination of support services and programs. Bianca also comes with specialist knowledge and experience in working with children and adolescents. She is also the co-authorofThe Yellow Leafa children’s book due for release in 2020, helping children to understand that grief is not linear and that there is no perfect way to grieve.Bianca has as a strong interest in companion animal loss and has recently published research, in which grief severity was investigated and compared between those who have experienced the death of a human and those of an animal. Bianca has Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Australian College of Applied Psychology and a Graduate Qualification in Bereavement Counselling from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

Workshop Details

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

Dates: Thursday 20th August - Friday 21st 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: $590
Non-members: $680

Standard Pricing

ACGB Members: $680
Non-members: $790
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.
20/08/2020 - 21/08/2020
253 Wellington Road Mulgrave VIC 3170 AUSTRALIA
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