This course provides a sound basis for understanding and working with people who are experiencing grief. Develop your understanding of appropriate practices and procedures for Grief Counselling. Topics covered include: Nature and Scope of Grief, Stages of Grief, Grief and different age groups, Adjustment to Bereavement, Abnormal Grief, Preparing for Bereavement, Long-term Grief and more.
This course is suitable for anyone in the situation of providing support to those who are grieving and anyone wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the grieving process.
- Describe the nature and scope of grief and bereavement counselling and individuals’ attitudes to grief.
- To identify through continuing exploration, the meaning and responses of a wide range of loss situations, taking cultural variations into account.
- To describe the different ways that children may respond to grief and to develop appropriate strategies for helping them to cope.
- Determine the different ways that adolescents may respond to grief and to examine how these perspectives have translated into counselling practice
- Describe the different means through which individuals are able to adjust to loss and to consider other options available to them.
- Describe when an individual’s response to grief may be considered abnormal and to discuss methods of assisting such individuals.
- Define the different ways of preparing for grief and bereavement and to consider social, cultural and psychological perspectives.
- Describe separation, loneliness, the effects of long-term grief and long-term counselling support strategies.