AACBT WA Masterclass: Breen – Grief

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29 Jul 2023
10:00 am
- 12:30 pm
The Niche at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, 11 Aberdare Road, Nedlands, WA
The Niche, Aberdare Road, Nedlands WA, Australia
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Supporting grieving clients: a lifespan perspective

Presenter: Professor Lauren Breen

Curtin University


Everyone grieves, so we don’t need to learn about it, right? Wrong!

Taking a lifespan perspective, this presentation will dispel some grief myths and include some of the latest information about identifying grief and what helps.


Understanding grief is important background knowledge for clinicians.

This presentation will help clinicians understand grief and feel more confident working with clients experiencing loss and grief. Lauren will debunk some myths, differentiate between “normal” and more problematic forms of grief, and summarise aspects of evidence-based interventions. She will draw on some of her work with children, young people, and adults.


About this event:

This Masterclass will include video demonstration, case exemplars, and didactic content.


Key Learning Objectives

  1. Develop an understanding of grief and loss, support needs, and interventions
  2. Appreciate differences between normal grief and prolonged grief
  3. Increase awareness of grief experiences across the lifespan

This masterclass is designed for those with basic familiarity – attendees will be assumed to have a casual familiarity with topic area (e.g., one client).


Duration & Format / Training Modalities

This workshop has approx. 2 hours CPD, and morning tea is included in your registration.

Doors open prior to the 10am start, and the expected finish is 12:30pm.


References – readings

  1. Breen, L. J., Hall, C. W., & Bryant, R. A. (2017). A clinician’s quick guide of evidence-based approaches: Prolonged grief disorder. Clinical Psychologist, 21, 153-154.
  2. Breen, L. J., & Arnold, C. (2021). Professional practice: The importance of self. In H. Servaty-Seib & H. Chapple (Eds.), Handbook of thanatology (3rd ed., pp. 493-519). Routledge.
  3. Neimeyer, R. A., & Breen, L. J., & Milman, E. (2023). The effectiveness of grief therapy: A meta-analytic perspective. In R. A. Neimeyer, E. Steffen, & E. Milman (Eds.), The handbook of grief therapies (pp. 29-40). Sage.


AACBT members have free tickets, but MUST book to reserve their place.

Non-members can join now and gain all of the other advantages of AACBT Membership!

There are no early bird rates for this event and please note that there are no door sales possible.

Please contact info@aacbt.org.au for more information.


COVID Safety:

Please note, the venue will be following all relevant Public Health Orders and checking delegates as per their obligations. Density, and mask requirements will be in line with relevant government guidelines. As per all events, please do not attend if you are unwell.

If you are required to cancel your attendance owing to a COVID isolation, please contact us for a full refund or ticket transfer.


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