ABSCo & BEF Conference 2019

Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th July 2019-07-11

Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5HD

Tuesday 23rdJuly 2019       10:00 – 4:45 (registration from 9:00)

ABSCo & BEF join forces to provide a one day conference focusing on developing effective assessment and evaluation within the bereavement services. The conference will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of assessments to evaluate the best delivery needed in both bereaved adults and children, along with analysing the different tools available and how they can be implemented.

Aims of the day:

  • Your understanding of the relevance and values of assessment and evaluation to the service you provide is improved
  • You are more confident in choosing the best fit for purpose approach in your service
  • Your able to provide evidence of the effectiveness of the bereavement care you offer to your bereavement service recipients
  • Improve your networking with colleagues facing similar challenges so you can support one another.


Day two Wednesday 24thJuly 2019       9:15 – 3:15
Provides workshops for you to participate in, focusing on the different aspects of clinical practice.

9:15 – 10:30          ABSCo AGM
10:30 – 11:00        Coffee
11:00 – 12:30        Choice of 4 workshops
12:30 – 1:30          Lunch & networking
1:30 – 3:00             Choice of 4 workshops
3:00 – 3:15             Final plenary and close

Four workshops will be offered twice throughout the day so you will be able to attend two.

How Do you Solve a Problem Like Bereavement? – Bereavement Help Points 
Paul Parsons and Ian Leech
This workshop provides information, support and advice for setting a Bereavement Help Point for community support in your area

To be Met as a Person in Grief: exploring the dynamics of adult attachment
 Jane Cato
This workshop explores the base and practice of working with people who are dying, as well as them whom are bereaved.

When the personal and the professional collide: exploring the impact of personal loss on our therapeutic practice
 Jeanne Broadbent
This workshop will enable you to explore and reflect on the ways your own personal losses have affected the way you work with your clients. How they coped and what kind of support you gave them.

A model of Pluralistic Counselling for Bereavement: Theory and Practice
John Wilson and Professor Lynne Gabriel
This workshop researches case studies to demonstrate how pluralistic counselling theory can put the bereaved client’s needs at the centre of the support they receive.


Ticket Prices:
Day One Only- £88 includes refreshments and cold buffet lunch

Day One & Two – £195 includes B&B on campus, refreshments, cold buffet lunch for both days, hot evening meal and bar

Day Two Only – £50 includes refreshments and cold buffet lunch

B&B on campus – £45 (per night) available 22nd, 23rd and 24th



Tickets available at http://www.absco.org.uk/event-3257604/Registration