Masterclass: Effective Brief Contact in a Single Session

Masterclass: Effective Brief Contact in a Single Session
Type: Workshop
Location: Mulgrave, Victoria
Presenter: Anita Hoare
Level: Advanced
Audience: Counsellors, psychologists, social workers, pastoral care, nurses, GPs, funeral sector

Pre-requisite: Must have completed the workshop “Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement: Effective Brief Contact with the bereaved in a Single Session”.

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

Building on skills obtained in our One- day workshop: Effective Brief Contact in a Single Session, participants will fine-tune these previously learned strategies to improve effectiveness with their clients or patients. Participants are invited to bring scenarios which they regularly encounter or which they dread. The trainer will explore with you and the group the relevant skills and approaches that would facilitate effective, yet brief, contact with the bereaved based on these scenarios. To get the most out of this training it is recommended that participants have experience working with the bereaved. 

The participants will leave the training with extensive practise in using these skills and gain insight into the benefits and challenges of such focused work. from the perspective of therapist and client.
Presenter: Anita Hoare

Anita has a Masters in Counselling and Human Services from La Trobe University, a Masters in Social Work from Federation University and a Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, with whom she currently works as a trainer and assessor. She is a Certified Bereavement Practitioner, a registered educator and clinical supervisor. She is training to be a supervisor for Lifeline.  She has experience with individuals using face-to-face, telephone and Skype sessions. Amongst her areas of specialisation are grief and bereavement counselling with specific expertise in Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT).  She trained in CGT with Dr M. Katherine Shear, at the Centre for Complicated Grief, Columbia University in New York. She was there for 3 months in 2016, which provided her with a unique learning experience and higher level of familiarity using this protocol. She is also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy, a 16-session protocol for anxiety and depression. This is an efficacious treatment widely practised in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom. She is a member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), PACFA, AASW and the Loss and Grief Practitioners’ Association.

Workshop Details

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

Date: Thursday, 17 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 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.
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement 253 Wellington Road Mulgrave VIC 3170 AUSTRALIA
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