Grief and Family Work

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Daughter comforting a crying mother. Gain conceptual knowledge of frameworks for understanding and working with families experiencing loss and grief as well as explore ideas for tasks that can contribute to relational work in this area. Aside from bereavement grief, this live stream workshop, presented by The Bouverie Centre, explores the impact on families of 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.

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Date:
Friday 03 December 2021 09:30 am until Friday 03 December 2021 04:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
The Bouverie Centre
bouverie.training@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Franca Butera-Prinzi and Greg U'Ren, The Bouverie Centre
Type of Event:
Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public
Cost:
$210 (GST incl)

This live-stream 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 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. 

Aside from bereavement grief, this workshop also explores the impact on families 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.

Suitable for

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

Course Benefits

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
What You Can Expect
  • Demonstrations and small group activities to ensure the workshop material is relevant to you and to your specific work context
  • Filmed case examples
  • Implementation guides to help you put your knowledge to practice
  • A collection of relevant readings
  • Passionate and experienced presenters
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