Professional Development

Loss and Grief

Loss and grief is often viewed as “something to get over” to “move on from” as if it’s somehow unusual and problematic. Loss and grief is often talked about in a way that makes us feel uncomfortable and something to avoid. What if I make it worse? What if I say the wrong thing? Why haven’t they moved on? What if we started, as a community, talking about Loss and Grief not so much as a problem to be solved but as a state of being that is in fact a story of love and connection.

This workshop will unpack ideas around loss and grief and ask participants to reflect on their own losses, the way things have been managed and explore ways to talk about loss and grief differently.

It is recommended that workers who have experienced a recent loss NOT attend this workshop.

This workshop will unpack some of the misguided ways loss has commonly been explained, understood and managed. It will be a reflective session where participants will consider their own views of loss, biases and expectations around how loss and grief is managed. It will provide participants with a framework for loss and ways they can build their skills to sit with clients in the midst of their loss

Learning Outcomes:-

  • Increased confidence in approaching and talking about loss with people;
  • Increased knowledge in a framework to underpin experiences of loss’ and
  • Increased capacity to “be with” clients in the midst of loss

Who should attend this workshop?

TEI funded and all other community services


Angharad Candlin is a registered psychologist with over 25 years’ experience working with families. She is currently the Manager of Catholic Care’s Parent Education Program, the immediate past Chair of the Board of the Institute of Group Leaders, an AHPRA Board Authorised Supervisor and Adjunct Supervisor with Macquarie University’s Masters of Professional Psychology as well as having her own private practice.   Angharad has facilitated parenting groups for most of her career and in addition, she trains, supervises and mentors group facilitators, psychologists, social workers and community workers.  She has been the lead author of two externally evaluated and internationally recognised parenting programs; “My Kids and Me” for parents whose children have been removed into Statutory Care and “Keeping Kids in Mind” for parents who are separated or divorced and are engaged in chronic conflict.  Her team have also developed a program for parents to assist their children where bullying is taking place and they are currently working on a new parenting program for refugees and new migrants called Parenting Side by Side in Australia.  It goes without saying that Angharad loves the work she does and is passionately committed to helping parents and group facilitators be the best that they can be.

To participate in this event you must have access to a PC with video capabilities and a reliable internet connection.

More Information

LEAD, ph (02) 9620 6172 or email

Code: NP2142

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Online Workshop


Thursday 27 August 2020


9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

More Info



Online Workshop


Online via Zoom


  • Member: $40.00 + GST
  • Non-Member: $55.00 + GST

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