Discussion group – by Zoom

Men and Loss, how do we cope?

Presenter: Bryan Petheram

Bryan is currently conducting research into in what way grief counselling can be engaging for men and, if it is, how effective can we make it? How do men fit with our models such as Dual Process and Worden's Four Tasks? What does the research say about gendered differences in grief styles?

Bryan has experience working with men over an extended period, many of whom have experienced significant loss, including living losses related to family breakdown, incarceration and estrangement from children. He has witnessed their grief responses impact their social place including in families, occupations and broader communities. 

Bryan has been with Griefline since early in 2021 when he started volunteering. He worked across the Helpline and Policeline programs before joining the counselling team early in 2022. He now works across both the Policeline and Integrating Grief Programs as well as facilitating support groups.  

Bryan has a longstanding interest in working in the grief and loss space and views sharing in the stories of our clients as a genuine honour and privilege. He approaches his work in this space from a person-centred perspective meaning that the client is the centre of all that we do. In addition to the person-centred way of working,

Bryan is interested in a range of counselling modalities and how these might be applied and be effective with clients in grief. He is particularly interested in how our thoughts, beliefs and behaviours influence our lives. Bryan is committed to life-long learning and is currently studying cognitive behavioural approaches to counselling. 

The Details

When: Tuesday 12 September, 2023, 7pm

Where: Zoom - Will be sent out on the day of the event to all who have registered.

Members Free: RSVP by email lgpa@jss.org.au

Non-Members $10

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