Working with Migrants and Refugees Experiencing Grief

 PatlamazoglouThis webinar will explore the experiences of migrants, refugees, and international students, as well as the impact of migratory grief and associated bereavement on the process of migration and cultural adjustment. Evidence-based implications for counselling and psychological practice and professional support will be discussed and suggestions for further research will be noted. The webinar will draw upon recent findings of the relevant research, clinical experience, and existing literature. Topics including disenfranchised grief; migration; refugees; asylum seekers; and resettlement, rehabilitation, and relocation will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

Following this webinar participants will:

  • Develop a strong understanding of migratory grief.
  • Improve their awareness of the impact of bereavement due to migration on general wellbeing and coping.
  • Acquire evidence-based techniques that maximise the effect of work with migrants and refugees, and their families and friends. 
  • Enhance their sensitivity toward the experiences of migrants in order to improve their counselling, clinical and general professional practice.
  • Be able to describe the factors that contribute to disenfranchised grief and its impact on bereavement.
  • Be able to identify the latest research findings and suggestions for further investigation in the area of migratory grief.


Presenter Biography

Lefteris Patlamazoglou is a registered psychologist with experience in the areas of grief and bereavement. He has worked extensively with clients with a variety of mental health, migration, and fertility issues, as well as court-ordered parents and their children. Lefteris is also a lecturer of online, on-campus, and offshore postgraduate counselling and psychology subjects at Monash University. He is an experienced researcher and presenter with particular interest in understanding the bereavement of intimate partners, its impact on romantic relationships, disenfranchised grief, migratory grief, and issues related to diverse genders, sexes, and sexualities.

Webinar Details


2 October, 2019


Victoria: 3:00pm – 4:30pm AEST
New South Wales: 3:00pm – 4:30pm AEST
Tasmania: 3:00pm – 4:30pm AET
South Australia: 2:30pm – 4:00pm ACST
Queensland: 3:00pm – 4:30pm AEST
Northern Territory: 2:30pm – 4:00pm ACST
Western Australia: 1:00pm – 2:30pm AWST

If you’re unable to attend at the scheduled time but you would still like to purchase this webinar please register and regardless of attendance at the scheduled time you will be sent a recording of the webinar to view at your leisure. This recording will remain available for three months.


  • Member $50
  • Non Member $75

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement reserves the right to cancel education programs that do not achieve minimum participation, in which case all fees will be refunded.

Registration cancellations will not be accepted unless made in writing to the centre. Cancellations made more than thirty (30) days prior to the event date will be refunded less 25% of the registration fee to cover administration costs.

No registration refunds will be made after this date. Please note: The full invoiced amount will still be payable in the event of non-attendance on the day.

Terms & Conditions

ACGB’s program and program content is copyrighted. Its use and dissemination is restricted and unauthorised duplication is prohibited. Viewers agree to use the product under the purchase agreement terms, which restrict number of viewers based on registration type. Individual Registration – Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast or DVD for personal viewing. Multi-Viewer Registration – Provides one person, the registrant, access to the webcast for streaming from one computer to a group of people or the DVD for viewing at one location. CE Credits for this program may only be obtained through ACGB. CE instructions will be provided to the registered contact for the organisation (or to the registered individual) prior to the live air date and to attendees at the end of the program.

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