Grief and Bereavement Counselling
Every person experiences grief and bereavement at some time in their lives. Grief affects people in different ways. While some are able to process loss in a healthy manner and move on with their lives, others remain trapped in the grief cycle without being able to make a healthy transition to the new reality. Grief counselling can help uncover unresolved emotions and process complicated feelings.
All you need to complete the course is a willing and open mind. The course includes detailed written content and an easy-to-understand video script.
What you will learn:
- Introduction to grief, loss, bereavement and attachment
- Different aspects of the grief experience
- The different stages of grief according to the Kubler-Ross model
- How negative emotions like denial, anger and depression unfold during the grieving process
- The tasks of mourning and how they provide a sense of control
- How grief counselling helps and the different techniques you can use during counselling sessions
- The companionship model and dual model of grieving theories
- Factors that affect the mediation process
Benefits of Taking the Course:
- Understand the relevant techniques to help clients process their feelings of grief and loss
- You will be able to explore and identify the different stages of grief and the corresponding tasks that need to be resolved
- You will be able to help someone going through the different stages of the grief experience, including denial, anger, depression and acceptance
- You will be able to recognise signs of unprocessed grief and help the person work through relevant mourning tasks
- The myths regarding grief
- Why grief counselling is important
- The five stages of grief
- Insights into the grieving process
- The mourning process
- The four main tasks of mourning
- Important factors that affect the grieving process
- The goals of grief counselling
- Grief counselling principles
- Useful techniques to use in grief counselling sessions
- Factors that may hinder the grieving process
- About complicated or unresolved grief
- Attributes of a grief counsellor
Who can take the Grief and Bereavement Counselling Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 5 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 5 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 5 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Grief and Bereavement Counselling Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 4 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.