The Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Processes of Death

Event Date: Tuesday 9 October, 2018
Time:9.30am-4.30pm
Venue:Seminar Room, Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Cost:Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement member $340, non-member price $395
Registration information:Registration is essential as places are limited. Register online at https://www.grief.org.au/Shared_Content/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=WS181009W
Contact Details:For further information contact Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement on 03 9265 2100

Workshop Overview: The physical, psychological and spiritual processes of death

Working with people who are dying can be an incredibly challenging aspect of the role of practitioners. Witnessing people at their most vulnerable can often leave practitioners feeling overwhelmed, helpless and uncomfortable. This workshop focuses on the physical, psychological and spiritual process of dying and the subsequent support needs of both the patient and their loved ones.

The workshop is aimed at all professionals who are working with people who are dying such as counsellors, psychologists, palliative care workers, pastoral care workers, social workers, nurses and doctors.

Learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Understand the physical, psychological and spiritual processes of death and dying
  • Identify and understand the psychological and spiritual needs of the dying
  • Develop psychological, spiritual and practical strategies to better support someone who is dying
  • Gain overall confidence in being able to support the dying

Presenter Bio: Josephine Hudson

Josephine is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, clinical and management supervisor, manager, trainer and educator. She has over 35 years' experience in the health profession and qualifications and training in counselling, clinical supervision, sociology and anthropology, and nursing.

Josephine has worked in Western Australia and the United Kingdom in palliative care/hospice, the community setting, private practice and the university sector; she has extensive clinical experience working with both adults and children.

She has been a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years and combined working in the university sector and private practice for over a decade. Josephine was the Program Director of three university postgraduate programs, including a Master of Counselling program, training counselling clinicians, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and a Graduate Diploma in Coaching for six years (2007 - 2012).

She has extensive clinical experience working with both adults and children working with systems; palliative care; trauma, loss, grief and bereavement; suicide postvention; separation; chronic illness; life-limiting illness; anxiety and depression; stress management; clinical and management supervision.

She has been very active in the profession and has held a number of external portfolios and memberships including Past Chair of the Expert Reference Group for the Suicide Postvention Project (ARBOR) for the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention and the Dept of Health and Ageing in WA; and Past Chair of the Ethics Subcommittee of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of WA.

Information and Online Registraton: For more information and to register please see The Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Processes of Death flyer (565kb) or go to https://www.grief.org.au/Shared_Content/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=WS181009W

Enquiries to Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement on 03 9265 2100 or email education@grief.org.au

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