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Event Details - Supporting and Communicating with the Bereaved

Title: Supporting and Communicating with the Bereaved
Type of Activity: Workshops & Seminars
Objective of Course / Workshop:

Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, physical health and our relationships with others.

This workshop is designed for anyone encountering bereaved people in their professional lives. It is helpful for anyone who wants to understand the issues surrounding bereavement and how to communicate with clients and customers after someone close to them has died.

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 this workshop, participants will be able to:

• Gain an overview of Grief and Loss theory
• Learn how to communicate effectively and compassionately with bereaved people
• Develop confidence talking about difficult and sensitive matters
• Understand Self-care and its impact

Start/End Date: 13/06/2019 to 13/06/2019
Time: 09:30:00 - 16:30:00
Presenter / Provider: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement: Anne Ogden
Contact Name: Cass Leckie
Contact Phone: 392652100
Contact Email:
Qualifications: B.Beh.Sc., M.Soc.Sc. (Counselling), Grad.Cert. (Grief & Palliative Care Counselling)

Anne is an experienced counsellor who received her training in psychology at the Flinders University of South Australia, then post graduate qualifications at the University of South Australia, and the University of Adelaide.

Anne is a Certified Grief Practitioner with the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, and a Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.  Anne has had extensive experience in the fields of palliative care, loss and grief, and bereavement.  This includes working with children.

Address: International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
Address 2: 19 Young Street
Suburb: Adelaide
State: SA
Postcode: 5000
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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