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

Workshop overview

Loss and associated grief are defining characteristics of the refugee experience. This 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
Senior Clinician/ Trainer, Master of Counselling

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

This workshop is available upon request. Please go to the Request Training‘ page for further information about workshop fees and how to make a request for your workplace. Please note that requests need to be made and confirmed at least 6-8 weeks in advance as we do get booked up.

For workshops delivered by request in your workplace, a certificate for the workshop can be emailed to the participants after the event if the organisation supplies an Excel sheet with the First Name, Last Name and Email address of every participant listed.

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

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

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