Understanding and Communicating With the Bereaved

Understanding and Communicating With the Bereaved
Type: Workshop
Location: Shenton Park, WA
Presenter:  Kristin Tovey
Level: Introductory
Audience: Funeral and cemetery workers, nurses, palliative care nurses, pastoral care workers, social workers

Workshop Overview: "Understanding and Communicating with the Bereaved" in Partnership with the Cancer Council WA

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 the 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: Kristin Tovey

Kristin is a Mental Health Accredited Senior Social Worker, who has been working in community palliative care for the past 8 years, where she has developed a passion for grief and bereavement and end of life work.  Kristin is part of the Palliative Care Social Workers’ of WA Practice Group, as well as becoming a co-facilitator with Lionheart Camp for Kids, who provide education and support for bereaved children between the ages of 5 & 12 years and their caregiver.

Workshop Details

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

Date: Thursday 27th 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 member: $295
Non-member price: $340

Standard Pricing: 

ACGB member: $340
Non-member price: $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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