Working with Death and Loss in the Therapeutic Space An online webinar with Aviva Keren Barnett Online Webinar, 17 May 2017 (Wednesday) 6:00pm - 9:00pm
At any point of time, our clients may be struggling with a wide variety of losses – they may be challenged by the prospect of their own demise, combating suicidal thoughts or grieving the loss of a loved one. Equally, a client may be trying to cope with the illness or death of his / her previous therapist. At this practical and engaging webinar by Aviva Keren Barnett, we draw on an existential approach and specifically focus on death and loss in the therapeutic space. Through case studies and discussions, we look at: How can we work effectively with the abrupt deepening of anxiety, stress and depression that is concomitant with bereavement? The specific manifestations when a client is experiencing bereavement through a sudden, unexpected demise (for example through a fire or accident) Working therapeutically when our client is feeling overwhelmed with feelings of heightened insecurity, vulnerability and fragility Working with suicidal thoughts Preparing for imminent loss Unique challenges for therapeutic endings in relation to loss The role of religion in bereavement and how religious beliefs can impact the grieving journey How unexpected losses can impact our psychological functioning Our role as therapists and the importance of supervision About the speaker Mrs Aviva Keren Barnett is accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as a registered existential psychotherapist and counsellor. Aviva’s Masters dissertation was titled: ‘Death: The gateway to life’ in which she focused on death awareness. Aviva specializes in working with clients affected by illness, bereavement and loss. She trained at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital in the Palliative Care Department where she was responsible for counselling individuals and couples affected by anticipatory loss and bereavement and then went on to facilitate bereavement support groups in her private practice. Webinar Schedule 5:45AM: Registration 6:00PM: Session 1: A look at death in the therapeutic space 6:45PM: Session 2: Meaning and suffering: can anticipating death help us to live more fully? 7:30PM: Break 7:45PM: Session 3: Our role as therapists 9:00PM: Close

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