Understanding loss and bereavement

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Course will be held online via Zoom
Length and time
9:00 - 17:00
Course information
Course start date is passed
Course will be held online via Zoom
Length and time
9:00 - 17:00
About bereavement and loss training

This half-day interactive masterclass will help you develop your skills in supporting bereaved people, noting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Delivered by experts from Cruse Bereavement Care, the course will cover models of grief and how to best support people through their grieving process. Strategies for self-care when working with bereavement will also be discussed.

Course programme

The following topics will be covered during this bereavement and loss training course:

  • Modern theories and models of grief
  • Sudden or traumatic death
  • The impact of Covid-19 on bereavement
  • 'Normal' death happening during the pandemic
  • When grief becomes 'complicated'
  • Supporting others and caring for yourself during the pandemic
  • Personal strategies for self-care when working with those who are bereaved
  • External organisations and resources.
Learning objectives

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Meet the needs of bereaved people more effectively in your practice
  • Describe key current models of loss and bereavement and consider how they can be applied in practice
  • Reflect on the additional challenges that may arise when working with clients bereaved during a pandemic
  • Maintain boundaries and self-care while working with bereaved people.
Why study this course?

Learn from the experts

We work closely with researchers from King’s College London. Not only that, Maudsley Learning is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) – the provider of the most extensive portfolio of mental health services in the UK. This means you’ll be receiving training from qualified professionals who have extensive experience in their chosen fields.

Advance your knowledge

Whether you’re a healthcare professional, psychologist or non-professional looking to learn more about the topic, you’ll be able to deepen your knowledge of bereavement and loss. You’ll learn about different theories and models of grief, plus ways you can support others – and yourself – who are experiencing grief.

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Target audience
Assistant psychologist, Attending as a non-professional, Clinical psychologist, Clinical support worker, Doctors, Health visitor, Non-healthcare professionals, Nurses, Obstetricians, Occupational therapist, Other, Paramedic, Pharmacist, Psychotherapist, Student
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We are able to offer custom-made programs, whether digital or face to face, to meet the education and training needs of your organisation in the UK or internationally. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements and develop a proposal.

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Let our team complete a full Training Needs Analysis for a department, directorate, or the whole hospital! We can work to complete this ourselves or work collaboratively with your own staff. Our standard outcome measures assess learner progress and produce a full report looking at wider impact of training using a range of tested assessment methodologies.

Frequently asked questions

What is bereavement training?

Bereavement training helps participants to better understand theories surrounding bereavement and loss, particularly from a healthcare perspective. Not only that, it equips attendees with tools and techniques to be able to support grieving people – whether they’re patients, co-workers or loved ones.

What qualifications do you need to be a bereavement counsellor?

If you’re looking to start a career as a bereavement counsellor, you’ll need a counselling qualification at diploma level. You’ll also need (or be working towards) a qualification in clinical supervision. Many bereavement counsellors also have relevant degrees in fields such as psychology and counselling.

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