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New! For final detailed program please click here (updated 09/07/2017).


July 12th
09:00 - 12:00 Pre-Conference Workshops*
13:00 - 17:00
17:00 - 17:30 Cocktail reception
17:30 - 20:00 Opening Ceremony
Panel A Tribute to Colin Murray Parkes
António Barbosa, Amy Chow, Maria Helena Franco, Christopher Hall, Robert Neimeyer, Debbie Kerslake

Opening lecture: Memories from a Lifetime with Love and Loss
Colin Murray Parkes
July 13th
08:00 - 09:30 Symposium 1 Symposium 2 Oral Communication 1 Oral Communication 2 Oral Communication 3 Practice Presentation 1 Practice Presentation 2 Experiential Presentation 1 Practice Presentation 3
09:30 - 11:00 Plenary Lectures**
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break - Poster Discussion
11:30 - 13:00 Symposium 3 Symposium 4 Symposium 5 Practice Presentation 4 Oral Communication 4 Clinical Presentation 1 Experiential Presentation 2 Movie 1
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Plenary Lectures**
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break - Poster discussion
16:00 - 17:00 Symposium 6 Symposium 7 Symposium 8 Symposium 9 Oral Communication 5 Oral Communication 6 Experiential Presentation 3 Practice Presentation 5 Oral Communication 7
July 14th
08:00 - 09:30 Oral Communication 8 Oral Communication 9 Oral Communication 10 Oral Communication 11 Oral Communication 12 Oral Communication 13 Practice Presentation 6 Experiential Presentation 4 Movie 2
09:30 - 11:00 Plenary Lectures**
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break - Poster discussion
11:30 - 13:00 Symposium 10 Symposium 11 Symposium 12 Symposium 13 Oral Communication 14 Oral Communication 15 Oral Communication 16 Clinical Presentation 2 Practice Presentation 7
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 Plenary Lectures
16:00 - 17:00 Closing ceremony
17:00 - 22:30 Social Program – Monumental Lisbon Tour and Conference Dinner
July 15th
08:00 - 12:00 Post-Conference Workshops*
13:00 - 17:00

*Pre-conference workshops, July 12th *Post-conference workshops, July 15th
1 – William Worden
Bereavement Overload: The Challenge of Grieving Multiple Losses
6 – Christopher Hall
Best Practice Bereavement Care in the Palliative Care Service
2 – Robert Neimeyer
Techniques of Grief Therapy: Creative Practices for Counseling the Bereaved
7 – Thomas Attig
Catching your breath in grief: A Workshop for Theorists and Caregivers
3 – Simon Rubin / Ruth Malkinson
Clinical Applications of the Continuing Bonds with the Deceased
8 – Alba Payàs Puigarnau
Guilt in Bereavement: Function and Therapeutic Intervention
4 – Cecilia Chan / Lai Ping Yuen
Empowerment Exercises for Grief
9 - Andy H. Y. Ho / Geraldine Tan-Ho
A one-day experiential workshop on Mindful-Compassion Art Therapy (MCAT))
5 - Maria Helena Franco
Bereavement and Disasters: Clinical Interventions
10 - Maarten Eisma
Exposure and Behavioral Activation for Complicated Grief

**Plenary Lectures
July 13th July 14th
09:30 - 10:00 1 – Robert Neimeyer
Finding Meaning in Loss: An Orientation
7 – Christopher Hall
Bereavement Following Disaster
10:00 - 10:30 2 – Amy Chow
Multifacet of Grief, Multifacet of Coping: The ADAPTS Model
8 – José Eduardo Rebelo
The Historical Perspective of Bereavement Counselling in Portugal, and the Vivential Model of Healthy Grieving
10:30 - 11:00 3 – Alexandra Coelho / António Barbosa
The Caregiver’s Bereavement: Integrative Grief Therapy in Palliative Care
9 – Andy H. Y. Ho
Caring for Caregivers: Processing Loss and Building Sustained Resilience via Mindful-Compassion Art Therapy (MCAT

14:00 - 14:30 4 – J. William Worden
Parental Loss: Comparing Death and Divorce
10 – Andreas Maercker
Prolonged Grief Disorder - Devised for the ICD-11 by the World Mental Health Organization
14:30 - 15:00 5 – Simon Shimson Rubin
The Two-Track Model of Bereavement: The Changing Relationship to the Deceased as a Life-Long Process
11 – Thomas Attig
Is Evidence-Based Practice an Appropriate Model for Grief Counselling?
15:00 - 15:30 6 – Maarten Eisma
Rumination after Bereavement
12 – Alba Payàs Puigarnau
Unfolding Meaning from Memories: An Integrative Meaning Reconstruction Method for Counseling the Bereaved
15:30 - 16:00
13 – Clara Saraiva
From New York to Guinea: Death and Grief in a Cross-cultural Perspective