Event: Engaging in Effective Brief Contact or Single-Session Grief and Bereavement Support  
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement
Organisation: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement  
Description: There are times when community support and health-care professionals might only have brief contact or sometimes just a single-session with individuals regarding grief or bereavement. Research tells us that a large percentage of bereaved individuals will be able to live with their grief with minimal support from professionals. However, practitioners in the field acknowledge that complications and difficulties may occur over time if the bereaved individual has not had timely access to sound basic information about the nature of grief and how to identify when to be concerned for the well-being of themselves and others.

This one day workshop will explore the idea that effective bereavement support can be offered or initiated via brief contact or a single-session. The workshop is aimed at community support staff and health-care workers who have contact with bereaved and grieving individuals, even though their primary role may not be in the field of grief and bereavement. The workshop will offer a simple framework and strategies that can be used to ensure effective bereavement support, when only having brief contact with bereaved or grieving individuals.

The registration form can be downloaded via the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement website. Registration is essential.
Telephone: (03) 9265 2171  
Email: b.thurling@grief.org.au  
Location: McCulloch House
Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Road, Clayton
Cost: $220  
Date: 07/03/2012