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Responding Therapeutically to Bereavement and Grief

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Venue: University of NSW - Central Lecture Block CLB 4 (Near Morven Brown Building)
State: NSW
CPD hrs: 1.5


Organiser: UNSW & AASW NSW
Further information

02 9615 4005

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1.5 CPD hours

The session will explore social work practice with clients experiencing complex bereavement related loss. Such bereavement related loss is a core issue for many social workers regardless of the contexts of their practice. Taking a case study approach the session will unpack some of the issues and challenges of working therapeutically with bereaved clients.

Learning outcomes from the session include:

  • An orientation to current theories and frameworks informing bereavement
  • Social Work counselling practices in bereavement
  • Working with profound pain
  • Therapeutic principles and methods of social work practice in bereavement
The Master of Counselling Social Work at UNSW is currently taking applications for 2019. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the program after the session as well.


Dr Jane Mowll – BSW & PhD Social Work (AMHSW)

Senior Lecturer – Master of Counselling Social Work & BA of Social Work (Hons.) at School of Social Sciences, UNSW

Dr Jane Mowll convenes the Master of Counselling Social Work, and Bachelor of Social Work (Hons.) programs at UNSW. She is an accredited mental health social worker and is a practising therapist, seeing clients for complex grief or mental health issues. She has extensive experience in social work practice, including over 12 years leading a team of social workers at the Department of Forensic Medicine, NSW - Sydney, providing support & counselling to families bereaved by sudden/traumatic death reported to the NSW State Coroner. Jane is involved in several on-going research projects with a particular focus on experiences of grief, and aspects of support, for individuals and families.

Registrations close 8th October 2018.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers