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Practical and Theoretical Approaches to Working with the Bereaved 9 August 2012

Workshop: Grief and bereavement – Practical and theoretical approaches to working with the bereaved
Presenters: Andrew Thompson, Maureen Frayling and Jay Marlowe
Date: Thursday 9 August 2012
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Centre for Psychology, Massey University, 3rd Floor North Shore Library Building, Albany Village, Auckland

This seminar will appeal to psychologists, social workers, counsellors and other health professionals working with grief. Andrew Thompson will open the day with an overview of the key grief theorists and how they have influenced his practice with bereaved parents. Maureen Frayling will explore the role and function of groups and and ways of storying loss and re-membering with adults. Jay Marlowe will explore narrative perspectives to working with children living through experiences of loss and trauma.

Agenda

  • 9.15 – 10.45 Holding on or letting go – an exploration of grief theory and its application to work with bereaved parents and adults. Presented by Andrew Thompson
  • 10.45 -11.00 Break
  • 11.00 -12.30 Working with groups – new theories on working with grief and narrative ways of storying loss and re-membering with adults. Presented by Maureen Frayling
  • 12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
  • 1.30 – 2.45 Narrative perspectives to working with children living through experiences of loss and trauma. Presented by Dr. Jay Marlowe
  • 2.45 – 3.00 Break
  • 3.00 – 4.00 Open session to discuss points of interest arising from the day. Evaluation

Cost
$250 for professionals
$230 early bird registration
$125 for students

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided and included in the fee. Certificates of attendance are provided to all attendees who complete the workshop.

Numbers are limited and places will be allocated in order of receipt of registration.

How to Register
Please contact Helen McMaster to request a registration form

  • Centre for Psychology, Massey University, Private Bag 102904, North Shore Mail Centre, Auckland
  • Fax : 09 443 9732
  • Email : H.McMaster@massey.ac.nz