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Loss as an integrating concept in adversity: Assisting Case Formulation and Client Care


Presenter: Judith Murray

Counselling in common with other mental health professions is being confronted with challenges to single theories with associated manualized empirically supported treatments. We are being forced to find means to consider the reality of complexity in clients, levels of mental health care and a broader consideration of evidence beyond RCTs. New frameworks and models are being proposed to try to guide care.

This presentation will consider this challenging issue in counselling and will show how loss can be applied as an integrating concept for many areas of adversity in terms of theory, assessment, formulation and intervention.

Presenter: Judith is currently an Associate Professor in Counselling and Counselling Psychology at The University of Queensland. She is a qualified secondary school teacher, endorsed counselling psychologist, and registered nurse. Judith is both the Director of the Master of Counselling Program and the Master of Psychology Program at UQ. She has also worked part time from 2010-2016 in Haematology and Oncology at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane. Previously she was responsible for the establishment of a Loss and Grief Unit in the Centre for Primary Health Care in the School of Population Health at UQ.

Judith is the author of numerous papers, and resource packages and books. She has served on a number of national consultations for bereavement, postvention and children’s grief and has involvement with both the national aid organization ALWS and international organization, the ACT Alliance. Judith has worked consistently to further the use of loss as an integrative concept within the health, welfare and education sectors which is articulated in the book “Understanding Loss: A Guide for Caring for Those Facing Adversity” (Routledge).

Booking: www.trybooking.com/507823

Contact: Ros Turner
Email: qca@qca.asn.au

This event counts as 1.5 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.


Date
06/09/2019
Time
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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