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On Women’s Traumatic Grief, Bereavement and Loss: Understanding the Challenges and Introducing New Insights

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1 Hour 15 Minutes
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Nov 19, 2021
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By viewing this session, you will gain new perspectives for your clinical practice of the particular issues bereaved women face. You will learn contemporary theories that support and improve your clinical practice.  



This online program is worth 1.25 hours CPD.



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Julia is a leading UK psychotherapist. At St. Mary's Hospital Paddington, she established the post of psychotherapist for Paediatrics, where her role for 25 years involved seeing families who have children or babies who die, and where she trained and supported the staff.

In 1994, she worked to help launch and establish The Child Bereavement UK and as The Founder Patron was involved and in many aspects of the charities work, having a key role in fundraising, strategy and training. She has stepped back from active involvement now.

In 2016, Julia was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to bereaved children and in 2017 Middlesex University awarded her an Honorary Doctorate.

In 2017, Julia published Grief Works, which was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK and has been published in 17 countries. In March 2020, she published This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings, and it is also a Sunday Times bestseller.

In 2021, Julia produced a 5* rated app for those who grieve, Grief Works - a 28-day course to soothe your pain, build your strength and heal. Available on the App store, who have featured it numerous times as a recommended and trending app.

She also has a private practice where she sees families and individuals for many different issues.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Julia Samuel is the founder of Patron Child Bereavement UK and maintains a private practice. She receives royalties as a published author and is the author for The Times newspaper. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Julia Samuel has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Assess the understanding principles of grief to assist female clients coping with various types of bereavement and loss. 
  2. Apply strategies that incorporate loss and grief mechanisms to help women cope with complicated grief and loss. 
  3. Utilise strategies to help female clients address the trauma that is blocking their grief. 
  4. Analyze the historical and cultural context of how grief is processed societally. 


  • How women experience grief 
    • Do they all experience it the same way? 
    • Guilt as a factor in prolonged grief 
    • Effect of attachment style 
    • Level of trauma with respect to the relationship with the person who died 
  • How women versus men grieve 
  • The most important factor in women’s capacity to accommodate and grow through their loss 

Target Audience

  • Psychotherapists
  • Counsellors
  • IAPT practitioners
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counsellors
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • GPs
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



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