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Hopeful Loss: Ambiguous Losses of Mental Ill Health
August 28, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Hopeful Voyager: Navigating Your Way through the Ambiguous Losses of Mental Ill Health
SPSW is delighted to present this workshop by Dr Kanthi Perera, a Social Worker in the mental health sector. Kanthi has been the recipient of a number of awards – especially a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship in 2005 to study innovative programs that address loss and grief in the context of mental illness. The focus of which was to minimise the distress and trauma experienced by both the person with the diagnosis and by their family.
By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand the concept of ambiguous loss
- Appreciate how ambiguous loss relates to stress and trauma
- Develop a theoretical framework for understanding the impact of ambiguous loss on a person and his/her family when mental distress joins the family circle
- Identify specific skills of working with people experiencing the trauma and stress of ambiguous loss
- Identify how their own self-awareness will impact on their work with people experiencing ambiguous loss.
Who: Dr Kanthi Perera, BSW, 2005 Churchill Fellow
When: Friday 28th August 2020 8:45 am – registration for 9:00am prompt start – 4:30 pm
Where: North Metropolitan TAFE, Training Room A346 Cnr Richmond and Oxford Sts, Leederville
Morning/Afternoon Tea and Lunch Provided
Note: Government restrictions and social distancing will be observed as required
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