In this online workshop you will develop a comprehensive understanding of the essential theories of grief and become equipped with strategies to help you analyse the grief experiences of others close to you. You will also work collaboratively with the presenter and other participants in order to learn how best to evaluate the impact of losses.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- develop a comprehensive understanding of essential theories of grief
- analyse the grief experiences of family members and partners
- evaluate the impact of losses associated with the separation of families and couples
- apply evidence-based techniques to support clients experiencing grief.
Staff in a range of workplaces including the community, education, health and business sectors who may need to support colleagues or clients.
About the presenter
Lefteris Patlamazoglou is a counselling psychologist and lecturer in psychology and counselling at Monash University. In his counselling practice, teaching and research, Lefteris adopts the framework of intersectionality whereby people's multiple identities intersect to create novel experiences of mental health and illness while operating as both protective and risk factors. As a psychologist, Lefteris has worked extensively with clients with issues relating to migration, grief, trauma and LGBTQI+ identities. He has also worked with clients with a variety of mental health issues, court-ordered parents and their children, and individuals and couples pursuing artificial reproductive treatment. Lefteris has a particular research interest in the wellbeing, grief and belonging of LGBTQI+ young people and adults and migrant populations.