The programme is being delivered online during the Covid19 pandemic and is designed to provide valuable learning and skills to practitioners from any modality.

Both courses will:

  • enhance knowledge, understanding, skills
  • help participants feel more confident and emotionally available in their professional roles.

Method and Content– The programme will include theoretical input, experiential learning with opportunities to self-reflect, skills practice, discussion and process, in a safe and supportive environment.

The courses explore:

  • Bereavement as a social issue
  • Key bereavement theories
  • Bereavement and loss in the specific context of the current COVID19 pandemic
  • Explore social and cultural factors that influence bereavement
  • Practical advice/case studies on how to work with bereavement

Tutor Urtzi Cristobal is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, a supervisor and a tutor at the Gestalt Centre. He has over 10 years’ experience in palliative care and supervises therapists and doctors who work in the field. He teaches internationally to healthcare professionals in palliative care as well as professionals from the funeral sector.

Programme Modules:

An Introduction to Working with Bereavement

This two-day module is for practitioners from all modalities wanting to increase their experience and improve their skills for working with people who have suffered loss or been bereaved.  It is designed to enhance understanding of the emotional and psychological journey involved as well as skills and confidence when working with such experiences. The material covered will include social and cultural aspects of bereavement, main theories and practical advice and support.

Dates: 2 x days – to be announced
Times: 10am to 5pm with regular breaks
Fee: £250
Delivery: Online

Therapy with Bereaved Clients 

This one-day module complements the first and progresses from it. It is designed for counsellors and psychotherapists who are working with bereaved clients.

The workshop is a stand-alone day and attendance at the earlier two-day course is not an essential entry requirement.  It does, however, require participants to have some existing understanding of bereavement and loss and so attending the two day course is recommended.

This workshop explores in-depth, relevant therapeutic matters through case studies, experiential activities and role-plays and provides participants with opportunities to practice acquired knowledge and skills.

Date: 1 x day – to be announced
Times: 10am-5pm with regular breaks
Fee: £150
Delivery: Online

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