€80

Beyond Phases, Stages & Tasks

Actions and Detail Panel

€80

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

The Family Centre.

Upper Chapel Street

Castlebar

Ireland

View Map

Event description
Working with newer theories on grief in the therapeutic space

About this event

By the end of the workshop, participants will have greater knowledge of the current thinking on grief and its impact on individuals. In addition, they will be able to:

1.apply the principles of contemporary theory to practice

2.establish whether the client’s grief is disenfranchised and how to support it in therapy

3. identify the grieving style of their client(s) and the appropriate support required establish whether the client may be at risk of Prolonged Grief Disorder/Complicated Grief.

The aims of this workshop are as follows -

To enhance the theoretical knowledge of participants when working with grief beyond the phase, stage, and task models . To gain a working knowledge of more modern theories such as The Dual Process Model (Stroebe & Schut), Continuing Bonds (Klass & Silverman), Meaning Making (Neimeyer) as well as the defining and working with Disenfranchised Grief (Doka) which is often presented in therapy. To identify the adaptive grieving styles that may present and to provide the appropriate support to clients according to the needs of these styles. To provide information on when grief is at risk of becoming problematic and/or when a client may have developed a Prolonged Grief Disorder/Complicated Grief.

This workshop will initially briefly review the approaches of the Stage Model (Kübler Ross) and other phase, stage, and task models (Bowlby, Rando, and Worden). The Dual Process Model (Stroebe & Schut), Continuing Bonds (Klass & Silverman), Meaning Making (Neimeyer) will be outlined as well as defining and working with Disenfranchised Grief (Doka) which is often presented in individual and couple therapy. Attig (2004) emphasises the right of a person to grieve in a manner that is free from interference from others and without obligation to do so in a particular way. How someone grieves becomes disenfranchised when their style of grieving clashes with the expectations of others. Moreover, disenfranchisement could be viewed as a failure of empathy (Neimeyer & Jordan, 2002). This raises concern from an ethical perspective for psychotherapists in Ireland whose code of ethics includes a clause outlining an ethical responsibility to do no harm (IACP, 2005; IAHIP, 2005). 26 loss and bereavement . Unfortunately, there is still a western bias in counselling/ psychotherapy to value affective expressiveness as inherently more therapeutic than cognitive or behavioral responses (Martin & Doka, 2010). This identifies a risk factor for disenfranchising clients if the psychotherapist does not recognise other adaptive styles.

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

The Family Centre.

Upper Chapel Street

Castlebar

Ireland

View Map

{ _('Organizer Image')}

Organiser Lisa O’Hara

Organiser of Beyond Phases, Stages & Tasks

Save This Event

Event Saved