Providing Effective Bereavement Support: Two Day Workshop

Providing Effective Bereavement Support: Two Day Workshop
Type: Workshop
Location: Sydney, NSW
Presenter: Mary Bryant
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: Mary Bryant

Mary Bryant has worked as a social worker, lecturer and counsellor for thirty years. Mary is currently the Manager of a Bereavement Counselling Service at a leading Sydney Hospital. In other roles Mary has worked  with people who have been diagnosed with cancer, people with a dementia diagnosis and their carers, people who experienced significant health challenges , as well as those in palliative care , supporting people who were dying and their families. . Mary is passionate about normalising reactions to grief which are too often misdiagnosed as anxiety disorders. Mary hopes to educate in a way that reduces fear and builds confidence in anyone that has an experience of grief or loss. She believes the human spirit is capable of extraordinary things when it is supported to be its truest self.

Workshop Details

Venue: Karstens Sydney
Level 1, 111 Harrington Street
Sydney, NSW

Dates: Thursday 3 September - Friday 4 September 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.
3/09/2020 - 4/09/2020
Level 1, 111 Harrington Street Sydney NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
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