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Professional Development

Event Details - Grief and Trauma

Title: Grief and Trauma
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Drawing on existential frames of reference, this workshop will engage you with a unique blend of grief and trauma theory, experiential learning and opportunities to explore effective and embodied ways of working with clients living with grief and trauma.

2 day workhop offered as stand alone OPD or may be taken as one of a series of 5 2-day workshops which will meet training requirements for accreditation with peak bodies in Grief, Loss and Bereavement*

* For accreditation there may be requirements for additional supervised practice hours and/or an exam




Course / Workshop Outline:

Exploration of:

How our individual experience of life events can become traumatic

Attachment styles and their influence on grief and trauma

Avoiding the perpetuation of trauma while working with grief experiences

Post-traumatic growth as both a concept and experience

The importance of relationship and ‘being with’ in grief and trauma therapy




OPD points: 10
Course / Workshop content:

Workshop encompasses:

Facilitation of a deeper understanding of the relationship between grief, trauma and existential crisis 

Safe and effective existential approaches for working with sudden and/or unexpected change, loss and death

Ways to support and manage an authentic therapeutic relationship with clients experiencing grief and trauma

Practical ways to assist clients with the integration of traumatic loss experiences 



Start/End Date: 20/02/2020 to 21/02/2020
Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Dr Greg Roberts for Centre for Existential Practice
Contact Name: Alison Strasser
Contact Phone: 0431 401 659
Contact Email:
Qualifications: PhD, BSW (Hons), MAASW

Greg is a Doctor of Philosophy (Grief and Bereavement) and an accredited Social Worker with specialisation in the field of grief, bereavement and trauma. Currently Clinical Operations Manager for SIDS and Kids, Greg has also been an adult educator for over 25 years 

Address: Centre for Theology & Ministry
Address 2: 29 College Cresc
Suburb: Parkville
State: VIC
Postcode: 3052
Parking: Street
Is there disability parking and entry? No
Are meals included with this event? No
If yes, what meals?
Registration URL:
Cost ($): $560
Registration Instruction (if applicable):

Early Bird $480 by 30 January 2020

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