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Counselling Clients with a terminal illness

11 Mar 2017 - 13 May 2017 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


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Continuing professional development for qualified counselling professionals

Dates:        11 March, 12 March  and 13 May 2017

Time:         10am – 4pm

Venue:       University of Northampton

30 hours CPD



Session 1 – 11 March 2017

Understanding the experience of living with a terminal illness

The biology of motor neurone disease

The patient and the carers’ experience, including being alone

Thinking beyond stages of bereavement

How people cope with stress

Support after-death

Understanding the intersection of the physical, emotional and social level


Session 2 – 12 March 2017

Working therapeutically with people with a terminal illness, their carers and family:

Family life cycle and illness process

Developing family resilience

End of life dilemma

Self-care and burn-out prevention

Use of supervision

Communication professional-patient-carers


Session 3 – 13 May 2017

Follow up

Bring case material – small group discussion

Building and enhancing family resilience after death


Course tutors

Dr Lisa Fellin                                                                                        Professor Jane Callaghan

Systemic Therapist                                                                                     Professor in Psychology

Research Director                                                                                       University of Northampton

Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology

University of East London


Book your place online:

This is a pilot scheme and is free to 10 participants on a first come first served basis.  Place must be pre-booked via

If this number is exceeded a waiting list will be created anticipating the launch of the course. Programme is subject to change

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