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Event Details - How to facilitate Bereavement Support Groups in Partnership with the Cancer Council WA

Title: How to facilitate Bereavement Support Groups in Partnership with the Cancer Council WA
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Leading a support group can be a rewarding and a positive growth experience, however, it can also be very challenging. Support groups are among the best and most popular approaches to empowering and connecting people. 

This workshop is designed for those working or intending to lead and facilitate support groups for those experiencing grief or loss.

Course / Workshop Outline:

7 Hour Workshop

9:30am – Workshop commences

11:00am – Morning Tea Break

12:30pm – Lunch Break

2:30pm – Afternoon Tea Break

4:30pm – Workshop concludes

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Gain an overview of group work, theory and practice
• Understand theories and practices that are useful when working with bereaved people
• Develop skills in how to facilitate bereavement support groups though experimental learning 
• Gain an understanding of how to screen, structure and evaluate the group process

Start/End Date: 14/08/2019 to 14/08/2019
Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement: Rosemary Watkins
Contact Name: Cass Leckie
Contact Phone: 392652100
Contact Email:
Qualifications: MA Human Services; Grad Dip Human Sevice,Counselling; Grad Dip Relationship Therapy; Cert Marital & Family Therapy; Background as an RN

Rosemary is an experienced therapist, trainer and group facilitator who has worked with individuals, couples and families for over twenty three years.  She holds a Master’s degree in Human Services; has extensive training in Couples and Family Therapy, including a nationally accredited Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling; has a Cert IV in workplace training and assessment and is a registered clinical supervisor with PACFA and AAFT.
Rosemary is a member of the training team at the William Street Family Therapy Centre in Mount Lawley, Western Australia, providing training and supervision to the Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy trainees. 

The main focuses of her practice are relationships, and loss and grief. Rosemary has provided training workshops for professionals in London, Ireland,  Singapore and The Netherlands in addition to tertiary and private settings in Perth. She also offers courses in Meditation/Mindfulness/Relaxation practices and runs Residential Workshop/Retreats for Therapists and other health professionals. 

Address: Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA
Address 2: 15 Bedbrook Place
Suburb: Shenton Park
State: WA
Postcode: 6008
Parking: Free
Is there disability parking and entry? Yes
Are meals included with this event? Yes
If yes, what meals? Morning / Afternoon Tea & Lunch
Registration URL:
Cost ($): 395.00
Registration Instruction (if applicable):


  • ACGB member: $340.00
  • Non-member price: $395.00

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