Grief Across the Lifespan
Centre for Existential Practice (CEP)
Working with clients at different stages of life
Online via zoom – offered nationally across 4 half-days
Thur 11 & Fri 12 and Thur 25 & Fri 26 NOVEMBER 2021
Presenter: Dr Greg Roberts
This 2 day existentially-informed workshop may be taken as stand-alone CPD or as part of an accreditation pathway*
Grief and loss in childhood are experienced in a markedly different context to what is experienced later in life. Perspectives on loss and change shift as our experiences of life and the world around us change from infancy through to older age. While it may seem obvious that grief and bereavement experienced in childhood happens in a different context to that of a person aged over seventy, it’s important for therapists, counsellors and support workers to consider these shifts in order to work effectively and empathically with grieving people at every age and stage of life.
Drawing on existential frames of reference and the theme of impermanence, this workshop will engage you with a unique blend of grief and developmental theories. It will offer you experiential learning and plenty of opportunity to explore effective and embodied ways to counsel, support and ‘be with’ clients at different points across the lifespan.
About the presenter
Greg Roberts is a Doctor of Philosophy (Grief and Bereavement) and an accredited Counsellor and Social Worker with specialisation in the field of grief, bereavement and trauma. He founded a suicide bereavement support group in 2004 and co-founded the Suicide Prevention Awareness Network (SPAN) in Victoria. Greg is the Manager of Client Care Volunteers for Peninsula Home Hospice and the Founder and Director of the Grief & Trauma Support service in Frankston, Victoria.
Date: Thur 11 & Fri 12 NOV and Thur 25 & Fri 26 NOV 2021
Location: online via zoom (registrants will receive an invitation to participate and all the details they require in advance of the date)
Cost: $480 (Early Bird flat rate)
This event counts as 12 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements
For full details regarding the event please go to the website.