This 40 minute eCPD tutorial will help you understand pet bereavement counselling within veterinary practice. It introduces key terms within loss and grief and provides deeper understanding of the psychology of pet-person relationships – what is often termed the human-companion animal relationship (HCAR).

Models for understanding grief are introduced, with practical case study examples, highlighting how these can be applied to enrich bereavement care in practice. How to identify potentially vulnerable clients and key counselling skills are introduced, with discussion of how reflective listening is the heart of sensitive, safe and ethical bereavement counselling within veterinary practice.

This CPD tutorial is worth 40 minutes towards your RCVS requirements.

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