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Loss and Grief: Sitting with a grieving client.

 

One of the biggest challenges for any therapist can be sitting with a heavily grieving client. There can be a strong impulse to try to help, to try to ‘’ímprove’’ or some way attempt to ‘fix’’ an unfixable situation. We live in a culture of ‘moving on’, which can isolate the grieving person even further, sometimes with catastrophic consequences.

 

Grieving, is a process. Whether it be the loss of a home, a marriage, the striking finality of death, or even an addiction, loss can be the most difficult emotion for a therapist to sit with. One of the main frustrations is around knowing whether or not we are being in anyway effective.

Course Details

Venue: Belfast

Next Start Date: 30th March 2019

Time: 10am-5pm 

 

Fees:
Workshop: €100
PCI College Student: €80

Eligibility:
  Qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy and students currently in professional training. Entry is by online application form.

 

This one day workshop will look at some contemporary theorists and how their work can be applied in a clinical setting, as well as taking some time to look at the therapists own relationship with grief and the grieving process.

Antoinette Stanbridge

B.A. (Hons) Psychology (U.C.D); H.Dip. Counselling (U.C.C.) 
Middlesex University - Link Tutor


Antoinette is a full-time faculty lecturer at PCI College since March 2011 and has lectured extensively for other Colleges. She lectures across all modules and has a particular interest in Mental Health. Antoinette is a published writer in a range of publications and is a regular contributor to our college articles and Reflections magazine. Antoinette has been in private practise since 2001 and has worked under contract for the H.S.E., Barnardos and Co. Waterford V.E.C. Antoinette is also currently a member of the Éisteach editorial board.





 

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