Grief and Trauma: working with sudden, unexpected loss
Centre for Existential Practice (CEP)
Online via zoom – offered nationally across 4 half-days
Thur 9 & Fri 10 and Thur 16 & Fri 17 SEPT 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*
Certain types of loss – violent, sudden, preventable, untimely, multiple – are more likely to be experienced as traumatic, leaving an individual feeling overwhelmed emotionally, cognitively and physically. Yet the experience of trauma in these cases is not always a given. It is equally true that all losses have the capacity to overwhelm, shock and shatter. Indeed, it has been suggested that each grief experience contains trauma and each traumatic experience contains grief.
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.
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 9 & Fri 10 SEPT and Thur 16 & Fri 17 SEPT 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.