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Providing Grief Counselling in the Context of Multiple Losses associated with Refugee Trauma and Resettlement

27 September 2019 | Carramar

Workshop overview

Loss and associated grief are defining characteristics of the refugee experience. This one-day clinical workshop will give participants a greater awareness of the key components of loss and grief counselling when assessing and treating refugee survivors of torture and trauma. It will introduce participants to a model of cross cultural grief treatment and its relevance to the refugee resettlement context associated with the loss of loved ones and homeland, change of social status, and a loss of a sense of belonging, meaning and purpose. It will give participants practical strategies for how to treat grief, including traumatic grief, and assist clients rebuild their lives in Australia.


  • Challenges of working with loss and grief
  • Loss, grief, bereavement and mourning in the context of refugee trauma
  • Stages of grief in the context of refugee experiences
  • Cultural bereavement
  • Mourning across cultures
  • Cross-cultural interventions and practical strategies
  • Transference and countertransference

Nooria Mehraby
Clinican/ Trainer, Master of Counselling

Suitable for clinicians only (psychologists, social workers, counsellors, psychiatrists, etc).

$249 full | $199 concession

The workshop fee includes entrance to the workshop, a certificate of attendance, a printed copy of the PowerPoint slides, and morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

All registrations are online and payment is by credit card. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button above. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically.

STARTTS Carramar
152-168 The Horsley Drive
Carramar NSW 2163

Parking: Some onsite parking available (enter off Mitchell St), free street parking
Train: Fairfield train station is a 20 minute walk, Carramar train station is a 10 minute walk
Bus: 904 or 905 from Fairfield train station

A certificate will be emailed after the event to attendees who signed the attendance sheet.

CPD hours = 6.0

This workshop adheres to the continuing professional development standards of most professional bodies. Please check the CPD policy of your professional body.

Payment of the registration fee is online by credit card and a receipt/confirmation will be automatically emailed to you. An administration fee of $30 applies to all cancellations made more than 14 days before the event. Registration once paid cannot be cancelled 14 days or less before the event, regardless of personal circumstances. Registration can be transferred to another delegate only if STARTTS is informed of the name change. Registration can be transferred to a different workshop only if notice is given to STARTTS 14 days before the date of the original event the delegate registered for. The concession price is for full-time students and pensioners only and a photocopy or pdf of a valid concession card must be forwarded to the STARTTS training team upon registration. Registrations will not be confirmed until full payment is received. The STARTTS Training Team can be contacted at or (02) 9646 6700.

Phone: (02) 9646 6700  Ask for the Training Administration Officer

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