New Cruse Masterclass announced with Robert Neimeyer | Cruse Bereavement Care

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Cruse Bereavement Care is pleased to announce a new date for our Cruse masterclass selection. On November 12th Dr Robert A Neimeyer will lead the masterclass Raids on the Unspeakable: Creative Techniques in Grief Therapy.

This workshop is one of Cruse's new masterclass selection delivered by eminent bereavement specialists. They will be hosted by Dr Colin Murray Parkes and the other speakers are Dr Lois Tonkin (26th May) and Ted Bowman (20th September) who will each be delivering a full day to you in their specific field.

The cost to attend a Masterclass is £299 inclusive. We are offering an Early Bird discount until the end of April 2016. Book now and pay just £240. Or book for all three masterclasses for a further discount.

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About the workshop

Every bereaved person recognises that there is much in the experience that words cannot literally convey, and that simple empathic listening and practical advice may not be able to address. This workshop is designed to offer a selection of creative tools which can be used by counsellors and bereavement supporters to help grieving people break free into a place of fresh meaning and possibility. The workshop will draw on a range of narrative, visual and performative procedures to animate bereavement counseling and brief therapy, whether contact with the counselor is limited to a single session or extended to therapies that span many weeks or months. There will be ample opportunity to both experiment with and reflect upon each of the methods introduced and  participants should leave with a replenished toolbox of techniques for deepening and transforming clients' stories of loss in healing and life-affirming directions.


Robert A Neimeyer, PhD is Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Memphis, where he also maintains an active clinical practice. Since completing his doctoral training at the University of Nebraska in 1982, he has published 30 books, including Techniques of Grief Therapy:  Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved and Grief and the Expressive Arts:  Practices for Creating Meaning, the latter with Barbara Thompson, and serves as Editor of the journal Death Studies. The author of nearly 500 articles and book chapters, he is currently working to advance a more adequate theory of grieving as a meaning-making process, both in his published work and through his frequent professional workshops for national and international audiences.  Neimeyer served as President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), and Chair of the International Work Group for Death, Dying, & Bereavement. In recognition of his scholarly contributions, he has been granted the Eminent Faculty Award by the University of Memphis, made a Fellow of the Clinical Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association, and given Lifetime Achievement Awards by both the Association for Death Education and Counseling and the International Network on Personal Meaning.