Centreofexcellence – Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course
What Will You Learn?
Loss and grief are inevitable yet still immensely challenging aspects of life. When a bereavement happens, no matter whether it was predicted or unexpected, it can be incredibly difficult to process. The Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course acquaints you with the grieving process and explains how to support someone going through it, exploring the various types of bereavement and advising the specifics of how to help in each situation.
The course opens by discussing the concepts of grief and bereavement, providing a basic overview of how an individual might experience them.
You’ll explore and identify specific counselling skills used with individuals coping with grief and bereavement. You’ll learn the skills needed to help babies, toddlers, children, adolescents and adults through bereavement, along with how to help someone with diagnosed mental health difficulties to work through bereavement.
The Grief and Bereavement Counselling Course delves into counselling for sudden bereavement, including loss through suicide. You’ll gain an overview of how an individual may respond and techniques that can help someone through sudden bereavement and violent bereavement. You will also learn ways to counsel an individual through terminal illness bereavement, including, but not limited to, cancer and dementia, and you will look at end of life care and how to prepare an individual for this.
Children cope with death in different ways depending on their age. You’ll explore how children of various age groups may respond to a death, how to help them through bereavement and the common symptoms/behaviours that may be apparent. You’ll also learn how to help parents who have lost a child, including loss through miscarriage and stillbirth.
The Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course details other specific forms of bereavement. You’ll explore techniques to help an individual who is going through pet bereavement and how an individual may be impacted, how someone may be impacted by a sibling bereavement, how an individual may react after a partner/spouse has died, and how a counsellor can help themselves through vicarious bereavement and why they should practice self-care.
The course concludes by discussing alternative treatments that may be beneficial to help someone through a bereavement.
What will I learn on the course?
Module 1 – Introduction to Grief and Bereavement
Module 2 – Counselling Skills for Grief and Bereavement
Module 3 – Counselling Sudden Bereavement
Module 4 – Counselling Terminal Illness Bereavement and End of Life Care
Module 5 – Supporting Children Through Grief and Bereavement
Module 6 – Supporting Parents Through Child Bereavement
Module 7 – Counselling Skills for Pet Bereavement
Module 8 – Sibling Bereavement
Module 9 – Spouse/Partner Bereavement
Module 10 – Counselling the Counsellor
Module 11 – Alternative Treatments
Who Would Benefit from This Course?
For established counsellors, the Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course will help you to expand your client reach with support for those who have faced a bereavement. If a client goes through a bereavement or is impacted by a death, you will understand how they may feel and be aware of strategies to help them through the process.
You may also wish to take the course if you, or someone you know, have faced a bereavement and would like guidance on how to care for your or their wellbeing, and the signs to look for that indicate that professional support may be needed.