Complicated grief masterclass

September 24, 2018 9:30 am
24/09/2018 - 25/09/2018
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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This masterclass is now fully booked and we are operating a reserve list. If you would like to be added to this list, please email conferences@childbereavementuk.org with your details. You can also sign-up to our mailing list to receive updates on training we are offering across the country.


Child Bereavement UK is delighted to be hosting this two-day masterclass, facilitated by Dr Kathy Shear, Director of the Center for Complicated Grief in New York, and Dr Susan Delaney from the Irish Hospice Foundation.

This masterclass aims to provide a foundation for beginning to use complicated grief treatment (CGT) with bereaved adult clients.

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • understand the attachment-based model of acute, integrated and complicated grief.
  • recognise the clinical syndrome of CG and its differential diagnosis.
  • learn and practice techniques based on the core themes and principles of CGT.
  • be introduced to the specific evidence-based treatment techniques of CGT.
  • be introduced to some simple, practical ways to begin using these techniques in your practice.

Who should attend?

This masterclass is aimed at bereavement practitioners, including psychotherapists, counsellors, health and social care workers and any professionals who provide bereavement support to adults.

Please note that complicated grief treatment is not recommended as a treatment for children and young people.

An understanding of the general principles of complicated grief theory, together with some knowledge of attachment and loss theory would be an advantage.

Facilitators

Dr Kathy Shear – Facilitator

Dr Kathy Shear is the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She is also the Director of the Center for Complicated Grief.  Dr Shear has spent decades conducting clinical research in anxiety, depression and related disorders. She has conducted studies and provided mentorship for research using a wide range of different psychotherapy methods and has developed a composite therapy for the treatment of complicated grief, known as complicated grief treatment (CGT). The treatment is strength-based and incorporates methods from other proven efficacious psychotherapies, to provide a short-term, focused approach to fostering adaptation to loss.

Dr Shear is widely recognised for her work in bereavement and is author or co-author of more than 200 publications. She is a frequent presenter at national and international meetings.

Dr Susan Delaney – Facilitator

Dr Susan Delaney is a clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher. She is the bereavement consultant for the Irish Hospice Foundation where she runs the complicated grief programme and the master’s in grief studies counselling module. She has taught, trained and practiced in the area of bereavement counselling for over 20 years and trained in complicated grief therapy with Dr Shear at Columbia University.

In 2015 Susan gave a TED talk entitled ‘Grief, it’s complicated….10% of the time’. Susan also guest presented at Child Bereavement UK’s Complicated Grief study day in 2017.

Location


Riverbank House
2 Swan Lane
London
EC4R 3TT

Thanks to Fieldfisher for providing the training venue for this masterclass.

Fee

£275 per delegate. Fees include refreshments, a light lunch and access to learning materials. This is a non-residential course and delegates must be able to attend both days.

Book your place

This masterclass is now fully booked and we are operating a reserve list. If you would like to be added to this list, please email conferences@childbereavementuk.org with your details. You can also sign-up to our mailing list to receive updates on training we are offering across the country.

We encourage prospective participants to consider their own experience of loss and how it might affect them during training. Generally speaking, our training is not usually suited to anyone who has suffered a recent, significant personal loss or bereavement.

For further information please email the Training Department or call us on 01494 568909.

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