Grief and Family Work

Considering the implications of grief in its various forms

With a combination of theoretical input, filmed examples, and interactive exercises, this one-day workshop looks at individual and family response to grief not just limited to bereavement.

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Location Live Online via Zoom
Date/s3rd December 2021
Time/s 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Duration 1 day
Registrations close The day before the commencement of the course
Prerequisites/s There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certification Certificate of Attendance
Fee/s 1 Day Live Stream $210.00 (GST Inc.)

This one-day workshop utilises a combination of theoretical input, filmed examples, and interactive exercises in considering the implications of grief in its various forms for family members and for family functioning generally.

The family therapy literature (with a very few exceptions) has not attended well to issues of loss and grief, while the grief literature is, by and large, focused on the individual. This workshop seeks to bring together information and understanding from both.

This is not just about bereavement grief, but the impact of families of the grief associated with experiences such as mental illness, disability such as acquired brain injury, chronic illness, and the many other life events which lead to non-finite (disenfranchised) grief.

Course content

On completion of this course, you will be able to"

  • gain a conceptual knowledge of frameworks for understanding and working with families experiencing loss and grief;
  • develop an understanding of the concepts of disenfranchised grief and ambiguous loss;
  • form ideas for tasks that can contribute to relational work in the area of loss and grief;
  • develop a sense of what one brings to this work and of how to sustain oneself.

Who should attend

Health and welfare professionals who engage with families and/ or are interested in working relationally with loss and grief.

Additional requirements

  1. Broadband internet access and an active email address that can be accessed during the workshop.
  2. A webcam, mic and headset/speaker is required.  All workshops are conducted in small groups and are interactive.

Further information


T: 03 8481 4800