Effective Brief Contact in a Single Session

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

Workshop Overview: Effective Brief Contact in a Single Session

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 Bio: 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 VIC 3170

Date: Thursday 12th November, 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: $295
Non-members: $340

Standard Pricing

ACGB Members: $340
Non-members: $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.
When
12/11/2020
Where
253 Wellington Road Mulgrave VIC 3170 AUSTRALIA
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