Working with Grief and Complicated Grief
“Good Grief – somebody’s died! Working therapeutically with grief and complicated grief”
1-day in-person CPD workshop
Saturday 25th November 2023 – 10.00 – 16.00 GMT
Who is it aimed at?
Trainees/qualified counsellors and psychotherapists at all career stages
The key themes to be covered include:
- Death as part of the human condition and our own relationship with it
- The stages of grief
- Difference in types of bereavement (sudden vs. anticipated) their different levels of complexity, and how these might inform our work in the room
- What might be the factors that contribute to clients’ responses to death? –
- Some “goals” of therapy and what these might look like”
- How we might work creatively (using skills and tools)
- Reasons for living
To gain an understanding of the complexity of the different types of grief with its “typical” stages, and how to best work with it, using myriad creative skills/tools, whilst keeping ourselves safe as therapists
- To gain an awareness of death as part of the human condition and knowing how to support our bereaved clients most effectively
- How to take care of ourselves as therapists when working with this difficult and often complex presenting issue
- This one day workshop will be interactive and experiential and interactive, and will include small group work and plenary discussion
- Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences, including clinical work
£102 inc VAT (Early Bird Rate until 14th October)
£132 inc VAT (Full Rate)
Jennifer Pitt has worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist for nearly 2 decades, working mainly, though not exclusively, in educational settings. Alongside this, she has also been managing a growing bereavement counselling service.
These days, in addition to writing therapy-based articles and delivering workshops/webinars, she runs a private practice – a lot of her work is with clients of all ages and genders who have either suffered a major bereavement or bereavements or are anticipating one.