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12th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society

Event Details
Date: 13-17 July 2020
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
CPD hrs: Up to 27 hours
Cost:

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Organiser: Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement

On behalf of the 12th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society Scientific and organising committees, we warmly invite you to the 12th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia from 13-17 July 2020.

Every three years, the International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society meets in order to foster international and multidisciplinary collaboration in research and clinical practice, across cultural and geographical boundaries in order to enhance grief and bereavement care.

This conference will bring together over 600 delegates from around the world to learn from leading researchers and practitioners by engaging in interactive workshops, world-class keynote lectures, exciting symposia and to network with colleagues in the grief and bereavement fields.

This event will bring together leaders and representatives from peak bodies in Australia and internationally. Opportunities for professional development will be available to counsellors, social workers, psychologists, palliative care practitioners, those who work in pastoral care, funeral directors and celebrants in order to enhance their professional skills. This conference provides the opportunity to network with like minded professionals within the field.

Home to one of the most culturally diverse societies in the world, Melbourne is the fastest growing and most diverse state in Australia. A city of culture, coffee, colour and contrasts, Melbourne is widely regarded as one of the best all round cities not only in Australia, but on the global stage. It's an urban metropolis that still retains something of a small town feel, with an emphasis on artistic, quality dining and plenty of history architecture to explore. The conference will provide opportunity to experience the many riches of the Australian culture.

Learning objectives

Participants will

  • Learn about current practices, models and interventions in grief and bereavement
  • Hear and learn about recent research and studies in grief and bereavement
  • Listen to world renound key note speakers about grief and bereavement in contemporary society
  • Network and liaise with industry experts
  • Explore indigenous healing after loss and learn about culturally appropriate Aboriginal designed models called the Seven phases to Integrating Loss and Grief that integrates into a non Aboriginal loss and grief model
  • Build on current bereavement counselling skills and explore different models and interventions

Keynote presenters

Please review the Conference website for further details

  • Dr Paul Boelen
  • Dr Emmy Van Deurzen
  • Dr Phyllis Kosminsky
  • Dr Robert A. Neimayer
  • Dr Sheldon Solomon

Location and dates

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

13-17 July 2020

8:00am - 4:00pm

Cost

Registration type Early bird Standard
Non member $1150 $1350
ACGB member * $900 $1100
Student $680 $880

Registration

Visit https://eventsbeyond.eventsair.com/aust-grief-bereavement-conf-july-2020/registration

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