Grief Counselling BPS209

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Learn how to counsel those suffering from 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, etc. Bereavement

Bereavement literally means being deprived by death. If someone close to us dies, we through a process of mourning. Bereavement can have many physical and emotional effects on us, which will be covered later in the course.

Loss

To experience loss, we need attachment. There are many theories about why humans and some animals make emotional attachments to o…

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Learn how to counsel those suffering from 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, etc. Bereavement

Bereavement literally means being deprived by death. If someone close to us dies, we through a process of mourning. Bereavement can have many physical and emotional effects on us, which will be covered later in the course.

Loss

To experience loss, we need attachment. There are many theories about why humans and some animals make emotional attachments to others. Survival could be one reason. Some theorists argue that it is purely biological, whilst others argue that attachments form due to the need for safety and security. John Bowlby (1980) supported the latter view.

We learn attachment behaviour from the time we are born and this affects our relationships throughout our lives. If we learn to trust and have steady, dependable care, we are able to grow up with high self-esteem and independence. We are also able to love and be loved. The greater the attachment, there is obviously the greater potential for loss. We may experience many losses throughout our lives, the loss of a loved one, a pet, a job, financial security, but we may also experience the loss of potential, that is, what might have been , the job we might have had, the parent we never knew and son. This course covers grief counselling, supporting clients through the difficult process of coming to terms with their loss

Course Structure The course is divided into eight lessons as follows:
  1. Nature and Scope of Grief and Bereavement
  2. Stages of Grief
  3. Grief and Children
  4. Grief and adolescents
  5. Adjustment to Bereavement
  6. Abnormal Grief
  7. Preparing for Grief and Bereavement
  8. Future outlook and long-term grief

Course Aims
  • 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
  • To describe the different means through which individuals are able to adjust to loss and to consider other options available to them.
  • To 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.
Confront and master questions such as:
  • List euphemisms for dying.
  • Consider factors that can help set the conditions for the good death
  • Discuss the ways that a wake or funeral service can be of help to mourners.
  • Discuss attitudes toward death in society and how they affect the treatment of dying.
  • Compare effective and ineffective support for people going through
  • Explain why people pass through different stages at different times
  • List mechanisms available to help a counsellor support someone with grieving.
  • Describe ways in which children might respond to grief
  • Explain why different children respond to grief in different ways.
  • Describe counselling strategies for supporting the grieving child.
  • Research how adolescents respond to grief
  • Outline counselling strategies for supporting the grieving adolescent.
  • List suicide prevention strategies
  • Explain in general how we adjust to loss.
  • List some dangers of loss.
  • Describe some alternatives for loss recovery.
  • Research how bereavement affects survivors.
  • Describe some abnormal responses to grief, and how to determine they are abnormal.
  • Describe some treatment methods for assisting a person suffering from abnormal grief.
  • Briefly describe symptoms of PTSD
  • Discuss socio-cultural perspectives in preparing for grief and bereavement.
  • Research physiological and psychological effects of loneliness in the aged.
  • Describe some effects of long term grief.
  • Outline some long term counselling support strategies.

Everyone suffers grief at some stage; and for some helping others deal with grief can be a significant part of their job.

Grief is either uncomplicated "normal"ù grief or complicated. This is the reaction of a loved one to loss. Some grieving individuals may display symptoms that are characteristic of a Major Depressive Episode eg. Sadness, insomnia, poor appetite, weight loss. The bereaved person may think the depressed mood is "normal"ù, but others may seek professional help for the attendant symptoms, such as insomnia. The duration and expression of normal bereavement varies among different cultural groups.

This course provides a sound basis for understandsing and working with grief, as a counsellor or in any other capacity where such an understanding is required.

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