Grief and Trauma Sydney

Working with sudden, unexpected loss

Facilitator: 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.

Across the 2 days you will be invited to consider:

  • How our individual experience of life events can become traumatic
  • Attachment styles and their influence on grief and trauma
  • Avoiding the perpetuation of trauma while working with grief experiences
  • Post-traumatic growth as both a concept and experience
  • The importance of relationship and ‘being with’ in grief and trauma therapy 

You will leave this 2-day workshop with:

  • A deeper understanding of the relationship between grief, trauma and existential crisis 
  • Safe and effective existential approaches for working with sudden and/or unexpected change, loss and death
  • An enhanced capacity to support and manage an authentic therapeutic relationship with clients experiencing grief and trauma
  • Practical ways to assist clients with the integration of traumatic loss experiences 

Greg Roberts PhD, BSW (Hons), MAASW
Greg 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.

$560 or Early Bird $480 (Early Bird by 7 March 2019)

NOTE* Event will be also held in Melbourne in June 2019
Date: Thursday 13 and Friday 14 June 2019
Time: 9.30am to 4.30 pm
Location: 29 College Crescent Parkville VIC 3052 see map
Cost: $560 or Early Bird $480 (Early Bird by 23 May 2019)

CPD Hours: 
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.

28/03/2019 - 29/03/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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