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Working with Families after Loss Seminar with Nigel Latta 15 May 2012

Death Sucks! – Talking in the Aftermath of Loss

  • Tuesday 15 May 2012
  • 3-5pm
  • Ellerslie Convention Centre, Greenlane, Auckland

There is no greater trial a family faces than the loss of a loved one. Death sometimes brings with it turmoil on every level and trying to talk with and work with family members who have only just begun the process of grieving can sometimes be fraught with difficulties.

This seminar will examine the issue of working with bereaved families in the immediate aftermath of loss. The session will address the difference in the grief process for children, teenagers, and adults, and will focus on how to more effectively engage with family members when they are most likely at their most distressed.

A gentle warning… this presentation may include some language which may offend, and a picture of a very angry cat.

Presenter – Nigel Latta
Renowned author, speaker, psychologist and presenter of the TV shows
‘The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show’ and ‘Beyond the Darklands’

Entry by ticket only
$25.00 per person
Contact Kathy Fransham 

  • Phone 09 415 8720
  • Email kathy@dils.co.nz

About the Presenter—Nigel Latta: Nigel Latta is a registered clinical psychologist and author. He was born and raised in Oamaru and spent his high school years at Waitaki Boys High School. He then went on to Otago University, where he completed an MSc in Marine Science. Upon completion of his master’s degree at Otago, he relocated to Auckland where he trained as a clinical psychologist at Auckland University and worked there for a period of some seventeen years in a number of agencies—Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation, Sex Offender Treatment Programmes, Family Therapy agencies, Child Youth and Family, Probation Services, as well as in private practice. Nigel recently returned to Auckland with his wife and 2 children, after having spent the past 6 years in Dunedin. He currently works as a clinical psychologist in private practice and continues to consult with organisations and agencies throughout the country working mainly with children and young people, as well as adult forensic work. He lectures on a number of senior courses at the NZ Police College and is a frequently requested speaker at conferences and events for schools and organisations.
In addition to psychology, Nigel has written a number of books which have been published in over ten countries and in several different languages.
These publications include a novel, followed by a nonfiction book published in 2004 about his work as a forensic psychologist called ‘Into the Darklands’ which was the inspiration for a critically acclaimed television documentary series ‘Beyond the Darklands’ which screens in both New Zealand and Australia. In March 2006 he published ‘Before Your Kids Drive You Crazy Read This’ (retitled: Politically Incorrect Parenting) which became a bestseller in its first week on sale and is now being published in eight countries and six languages. It also serves as the inspiration for a television series called ‘The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show’ which screened on TV1 in July and August 2009. Nigel has also written another parenting book titled ‘How to Have Kids and Stay Sane’ (June 2007). His third parenting book was released in June 2008—this time, about parenting teenagers and entitled ‘Before Your Teenagers Drive You Crazy, Read This’ (Retitled: ‘Politically Incorrect Guide to Teenagers’)—now a TV series, as the teenage follow up to ‘The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show’. He released ‘Mothers Raising Sons’ (July 2009) which has been followed up by ‘Fathers Raising Daughters’ (March 2010). He is a regular contributor to radio on the Nine to Noon slot on National Radio, as well as television, and parenting magazines such as ‘Littlies’. Nigel is currently in the midst of filming two new shows—another series of ‘Beyond the Darklands’ and the next Politically Incorrect Show—‘Politically Incorrect Guide to Grown Ups’ due to screen on TVNZ this year.

Brought to you by the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand Auckland District

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