Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement present Supporting and Communicating With the Bereaved

Event Date: Wednesday 11 September, 2019
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost:Early Bird Pricing: $295.00 for ACGB Members $340.00 for non members *These prices end two weeks prior to the date of the workshop. After this date regular pricing will be applied. Standard Pricing: ACGB member: $340.00 or Non-member price: $395
Target Audience:Funeral and cemetery workers, nurses, palliative care nurses, pastoral care workers, social workers
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Contact Details:Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement - Freecall: 1800 642 066 or Email:

Workshop Overview: Supporting and Communicating with the Bereaved in Partnership with the Cancer Council WA

Grief is our response to loss. It is the normal, natural and inevitable response to loss, and it can affect every part of our life, including our thoughts, behaviours, beliefs, feelings, physical health and our relationships with others.

This workshop is designed for anyone encountering bereaved people in their professional lives. It is helpful for anyone who wants to understand the issues surrounding bereavement and how to communicate with clients and customers after someone close to them has died.

Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Gain an overview of Grief and Loss theory

Learn how to communicate effectively and compassionately with bereaved people

Develop confidence talking about difficult and sensitive matters

Understand Self-care and its impact

Presenter Bio: Dr Brenda Bentley

Dr Brenda Bentley is a registered clinical counsellor who specialises in providing psychosocial support to people with life-limiting conditions and their family members. She is a senior lecturer at Murdoch University in the postgraduate counselling program where she formerly served as the discipline head. Her research focus is on improving wellbeing for patients and families at the end of life and into bereavement.  Brenda is a registered Clinical Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.  She is also certified Counselling Supervisor who supports counsellors who work with people and families confronting illness and death.  

Information and Online Registraton: For more information visit here 

Enquiries: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement - Freecall: 1800 642 066 or Email:

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