Workshop Overview: Expanding the Therapist Toolkit and Creative Interventions in Partnership with the Cancer Council WA
Grief has the capacity to affect an individual psychologically, physically, spiritually, cognitively and emotionally. Sometimes traditional ‘talk’ therapy is not enough. This workshop will provide you with an experiential sampling of different therapeutic interventions that you can use in your work with clients.
By experimenting in a safe learning environment with truly innovative approaches to grief and loss therapy, professionals will gain new-found confidence to experiment with different strategies that can then be added to their therapeutic toolkit. This will further help them to develop individualised programs for their clients; therefore, helping their clients to gain perspective on their loss and the ability to move forward with their grief journey.
Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Identify and describe a range of ‘non-traditional’ therapeutic interventions that may be useful when working with the bereaved.
• Work in a more creative way with clients.
• Work with increased confidence with clients using a broader range of interventions.
• Develop an understanding of when and with which clients to implement different creative strategies.
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.
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Enquiries: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement - Freecall: 1800 642 066 or Email: email@example.com