• Date: Friday 9th February 2018
  • Presenter(s): Julian Bond
  • Bookings Closed

Complicated Grief: Theory, Research & Practice


Julian Bond has worked in the hospice movement for over 30 years offering counselling and family work in both pre and post bereavement, whilst also supervising and co-ordinating Volunteer Counsellors and Bereavement Workers in their contracted work with clients. He has post-graduate qualifications in Counselling, Supervision, Social Work and Management in Health and Social Care.

Course Outline

In this one-day workshop, Julian will cover the following topics, using presentations, discussions and illustrated case studies

  • • A historical overview of the psychological and sociological consideration of Complicated Grief (dating back to Freud and Lidermann)

  • •Factors that complicate grief (for adults, children/adolescents/families)

  • •The assessment of complicated grief, including working tools/questionnaires

  • •Recent research and the evidence-base for 'Prolonged Grief Disorder' (a new 'psychiatric' classification)

  • •Practice-based reflections from counsellors and bereavement workers operating outside the medical/psychiatric model

  • •Options for working with clients with Complicated Grief