MHS 6448: Grief and Loss in Counseling
Course Description for Grief and Loss in Counseling
Grief and Loss in Counseling
Description: This course is designed to introduce students to the knowledge and skills needed to effectively respond to individuals, families, groups, and communities that have experienced both symbolic and tangible loss. The topics covered in the course include: theories of normal and complicated grief, grief reactions and the factors that influence them at different stages of the lifespan, cultural and spiritual influences, vicarious trauma and the impact of loss, working with grief in the helping professions, and the skills and strategies that address the therapeutic needs of both vulnerable and resilient populations.