"Complicated Loss"
A framework to understanding implications and appropriate therapeutic interventions.

**This course has been postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak** contact booking@cpdinstitute.ie for updates

  • 1 Day Course
  • 7 CPD Points
  • Sunday 26th April, 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • The Ardilaun Hotel,Taylors Hill, Galway City
  • Course created and presented by Chris Buckley MSc Clinical Director of the CBT Clinic


Why choose CPD Institute Ireland:


We aim to provide you with insight, learning and skills. Our courses are designed to enhance your clinical practice with take home, evidence based materials, refined by a highly skilled presenter with over 30 years of practice.

Our course atttendees rate us highly and enjoy the approach and presentation style.

We want to bring high quality affordable courses to venues all over Ireland and hope you can join us. Please contact us with any queries.

Aims of the course:


Not all loss is the same and people are unique - we show you how the resilience of the individual is an important feature on how we respond to and cope with loss. Therapeutic interventions using CBT theoretical models will be explained and demonstrated for use in clinical practice. This course explores meaning making and its implications in our response to a wide range of loss situations.
To include-

  • Loss in the context of Separation/Divorce with a particular emphasis on children.
  • Loss as a consequence of Ill health, Disability to include Alzheimer’s/Dementia.
  • A framework to understand the complexities of loss as a consequence of ;
    • Immigration.
    • Bereavement.
    • Traumatic Loss
  • The different approaches to loss such as “Attachment Theory” (Bowlby, 1969),  “The Dual Process Model” of grief response (Stroebe & Schut, 1995)  and “Meaning Reconstruction” (Neimeyer, 2001) will be explained and discussed.


Learning outcomes:

  • To generate understandings of loss, grief and bereavement across the lifespan.
  • To generate an awareness and understanding of the range of responses to loss. How they may be influenced by the nature of the relationship and the circumstances of the loss, as well as the challenges faced by such persons. 
  • To promote the application of psychological and sociological approaches to loss and grief in clinical practice.
  •  To assist the learner to reflect on a variety of aspects of loss and grief including bereavement.
  • To develop the learner’s skill when working with loss and grief. To provide a solid foundation of theoretical understanding to underpin professional practice when working with individuals, families and others.


    When asked for course feedback previous attendees said:


  • "Enjoyable and engaging, looking forward to coming back for more courses"
  • "The overall knowledge shared with us by Chris was very beneficial and relatable"
  • "Templates were useful"
  • "Highlighting hidden losses immigrants could experience. Grief models for carers of Dementia/Alzheimer’s"
  • "I found all aspects were very useful and valuable particularly being reminded that loss does not only apply to a bereavement through death."
  • "I found the idea of the 'pendulum' a very good visualisation both on a personal level and in working with clients. Meaning making will help clients to talk through the affects of any kind of loss in their life and aid with helping them to access their resources in order to help themselves."

Register your interest now for the next presentation of the course by email to booking@cpdinstitute.ie