This webinar is for any clinician, therapist or mental health professional wanting to know more about grief & bereavement in a clinical setting and how to begin to work therapeutically with clients.
Whether you are completely new to grief therapy or simply wanting a refresher, this webinar will offer something to those wanting to expand their clinical work with a grief focus. Dr Gemma Gladstone will present an overview of what grief is and some of the models used to conceptualize the human experience of bereavement, with a particular focus on Attachment Therapy Approaches and the need to explore a client’s history of past loss and trauma.
She will also cover what it means to “grow around grief” (rather than resolve or complete grief) and what this actually means for our clients. The webinar also introduces Experiential Interventions as powerful and healing therapeutic tools clinicians can use when working with many different expressions of grief and loss. Examples of experiential methods will be given with a special focus on the introduction to chair work, its specific aims and the steps involved.
In the second part of the webinar there will be a focus on complicated grief, how to identify it and how to use grief-focused interventions to assists those suffering from ‘prolonged’ grief reactions.
Dr Gemma Gladstone will present an overview of the factors and conditions which lead to complicated grief, including the role that early abandonments and inhibited grief from childhood bereavements play in adjustments to subsequent adult losses.
Adult clients with complicated grief often present with layers of grief. There will be a focus both on processing bereavements from childhood and those experienced in adulthood. Both imaginal interventions and chair-work interventions will be covered.
- The webinar will be conducted using the Zoom Webinar platform.
- You will be sent a link approximately 1 week prior to the webinar.
- Participants who pay and register for the live event, will also have access to the recording for a specified period.
- Prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.