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Professional Development

Event Details - Acute Grief Management

Title: Acute Grief Management
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

This workshop targets professionals working with those experiencing grief and bereavement, such as counsellors, nurses, pastoral care workers, therapists, psychologists, social workers, teachers and other allied health professionals.

Learning Outcomes

This workshop will provide participants with the understanding and skills to:

• Identify acute grief symptomatology
• Differentiate between acute and ‘normal’ grief
• Implement effective support strategies for working with people who are experiencing acute grief

Course / Workshop Outline:

7 Hour Workshop

9:00am: Registrations
9:30am: Workshop Starts
11:00am: Morning Tea
12:30pm: Lunch
2:30pm: Afternoon Tea
4:30pm: End of Workshop

OPD points: 5
Course / Workshop content:

Although death may be inevitable and perceived as a normal part of the life cycle, people’s reactions to grief often feel quite abnormal and overwhelming. Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to the death of someone we are connected to and it can affect every part of our life. It is highly individual and affects people in different ways. Acute grief may be experienced at times of sudden, unexpected and traumatic death and has its own set of symptomatology, which may differ to that of ‘normal’ grief.

Start/End Date: 07/12/2018 to 07/12/2018
Time: 00:00:00 - 00:00:00
Presenter / Provider: Keren Ludski
Contact Name: Annie Ryan
Contact Phone: 03 9265 2100
Contact Email:
Qualifications: BA(Psych), VocGradDipCounsSupervision, VocGradCertBerCouns, DipProfCouns, CertIV TAE

Keren Ludski has been counselling since 1998. She established her private practice, Peace of Mind, in 2002. Keren is a qualified and experienced professional educator, counsellor, counselling supervisor, VET trainer and assessor, facilitator and speaker. Within her private practice, Keren specialises in the area of grief and loss. Her passion is providing support to bereaved people and helping them to navigate their way around the grief process. She has a special interest in working with bereaved parents. Keren provides clinical supervision to therapists within her private practice and has experience in facilitating bereavement support groups. She is currently the Clinical Supervisor for the counselling team at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement and is actively involved in the delivery of ACGB’s Graduate Certificate in Bereavement Counselling and Intervention course. Keren is a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association and is the Treasurer for the International Society of Counselling and Clinical Supervisors.

Address: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Address 2: 253 Wellington Road
Suburb: Mulgrave
State: VIC
Postcode: 3190
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):

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