Trainer Qualifications

Beth's Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma of Meaning-Centred Therapy (Logotherapy) Studies
  • Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Existential and Humanistic Pastoral Care
  • Seasons of Growth Children and Young People’s program facilitator
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Managing Wellbeing and Recognising Vicarious Trauma – Blue Knot Foundation
  • Gabor Mate – International Childhood Trauma lectures
  • Bessel van der Kolk conference- Trauma, Neuroscience and the evolving therapy of traumatised children and Adults
  • Moving beyond theory: Practical counselling skills for working with children – Child Aware Group
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Living Hope suicide bereavement training program
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy workshops with Dr Russell Harris
End Of Life Care
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Existential and Humanistic Pastoral Care
  • International Death Doula Training, Quality of Life Care
  • End of Life Doula Professional Certificate – University of Vermont
  • Mindfulness and awareness in end-of-life care – Authentic Presence, Ireland
  • Cultivating compassionate presence – Authentic Presence – Ireland
  • Doulagivers End of Life Training with Suzanne O’Brien
  • Understanding Dementia (University of Tasmania) Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
  • Midwifing Death – Michael and Ann Barbato, and Judith Hunt
  • Dignity Therapist
  • Stillbirthday Doula (USA)
  • Foundation for Infant Loss Training (UK)
  • the physical, psychologocial and spiritual processes of death (ACGB)
  • Meeting Death and Dying Consciously (Brisbane)
  • Deathwalking Training – Natural Death Care Centre by Zenith Virago
  • End of Life Law for Clinicians
  • A Practitioner’s guide to care of the dying by  Dr Louis A Gamino (ACGB)
Spiritual and Pastoral Care
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Existential and Humanistic Pastoral Care (NSPC- UK)
  • Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy Certificate – USA
  • Pediatric Death Course – USA
  • Certified Grief Educator – David Kessler
  • Clinical Pastoral  Education (Humanist) – Queensland Institute of Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Guest speaker at Queensland Institute of Pastoral Education, the topic was “End of Life conversations for the not so religious”.
  • PD Health Care Ethics – Applied Ethics, Multifaith Academy
  • Reiki I
  • Guiding clients through palliative care (ACGB)
  • Holistic counselling for meditation teachers
  • induced after death communication: a powerful and innovative tool for grief therapy (ACGB)
  • Mindfulness, spirituality and transilience in the context of bereavement support (ACGB)
Death Education
  • Internationally Certified Thanatologist  – Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement”.  This is an international accreditation with The Association for Death Education and Counseling. One of the 16 Certified Thantaologists in Australia.
  • Die Wise – Making Meaning of the Ending of Days – Stephen Jenkinson
  • Eldership ( 5 day immersion) – Stephen Jenkinson
  • Death Café Facilitator (Brisbane)
  • Deathwalking Training – Natural Death Care Centre by Zenith Virago
  • Mortals: How the fear of death shaped human society Dr Rachel Menzies
  • Greening the funeral
  • Writing the Soul Home workshop
  • Carnival of Life and Death – Natural Death Centre Australia
Other Qualifications
  • Owner of celebrant training company Australian Celebrations Training
  • Owner of End of Life Planning
  • Master of Business (Marketing) QUT
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) Griffith University
  • Post graduate certificate in Educational Marketing (Southhampton University)
  • Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant (Australia)
  • Certificate IV in Celebrancy (marriage and funeral)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management
  • Rotary Scholar GSE 2001
In Grief And Loss
  • Bereavement Counselling (Summer School) Bereavement Care Centre, with Mal and Dianne McKissock
  • Seasons of Growth TM facilitator (Good Grief) Australia (childrens’ program)
  • Grief Recovery Specialist® Grief Recovery Institute
  • Certified Creative Grief Support ®  Creative Grief Studio
  • Author of animal companion celebrant and animal end of life companion training
  • Grief Resilience Skills Training
  • Author of Animal Companion Celebrant Course and Animal Companion Doula course
  • Palliative Care Training Program Hopewell Centre
  • International Funeral Celebrant Trainer
  • Grief Educator
  • The physical, psychological and spiritual processes of death
  • Loss and Grief Relating To Ability, Ageing and Dementia
  • Helping Grieving Children and Adolescents
  • Grief and Loss in palliative care settings
In Grief And Loss Cont’d
  • Supporting and Communicating with the bereaved
  • Understanding and responding to prolonged grief disorder
  • An integrative person-centred approach to counselling for Grief and Loss, Dr Dale Larson
  • Helping grieving children and adolescents
  • Strategies for supporting bereaved and grieving adults
  • Exploring the many facets of grief following the death of a parent
  • Engaging in effective brief contact or single-session grief and bereavement support
  • Grief and Loss across the lifespan
  • Techniques of Grief Therapy: Accessing the Back Story of the relationship by Dr Robert Neimeyer
  • Techniques of Grief Therapy: Processing the Event Story of the Death by Dr Robert Neimeyer
  • Iceberg Theory: Counselling below the surface presented by Benjamin Wolfe
  • A Practitioner’s Guide to Care of the Dying presented by
    Dr Louis A Gamino
  • Counselling Clients with Complicated Grief presented by
    Dr Louis A Gamino
  • Therapeutic self, mindfulness and self care in bereavement support
Infant Loss
  • Reproductive Grief Care Certificate
  • Perinatal Loss and Bereavement Workshop – Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Pediatric Death USA
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Existential and Humanistic Pastoral Care (NSPC- UK)
  • Stillbirth Doula (USA)
  • Holding Space for pregnancy loss (Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death)
  • Foundation for Infant Loss Training (UK)
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (Aus)
  • Paediatric Palliative Care
  • Perinatal Loss (ACGB)
  • Pediatric Death – Conscious Dying Institute
  • The Paediatric Path: the End of Life doula approach for grief and bereavement
Supporting Children
  • Seasons of Growth Children and Young People’s program facilitator
  • Helping grieving children and adolescents (ACGB)
  • Good Grief, This Hurts, supporting children and young people to manage the impact of death on their lives (QLD health dept)
  • supporting children, teens and young adults who are grieving – Dougy Centre
  • Since 2003 owner and trainer of Australian Celebrations Training (
  • Approved contractor for professional development for celebrants by the Attorney-General’s Department of Australia
  • Author of 2 Certificate IV Qualifications – nationally recognised – Celebrancy and Small Business management
  • Author of 97 E-Books on professional development for celebrants
  • Author of course – Directing Life’s Ceremonies
  • Author of Funeral Celebrancy qualification – nationally recognised

Meet The End Of Life Planning Team

Team members