Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course

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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.

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Grief
  • Part 2: Gender Differences
  • Part 3: Bereavement
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Counselling?
  • Part 2: Psychological Approaches
  • Part 3: Counselling for Loss
  • Part 4: Counselling Tools
  • Part 5: Ending Therapy
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Sudden Bereavement?
  • Part 2: Supporting Suicide Bereavement
  • Part 3: Supporting Violent Bereavement
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Terminal Illness?
  • Part : Supporting Those Caring for a Terminally Ill Loved One
  • Part 3: Supporting Terminal Illness Bereavement
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Childhood Bereavement
  • Part 2: Supporting Children by Age Group
  • Part 3: Childhood Stages
  • Part 4: Teenagers
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Counselling a Parent Through the Death of Their Child
  • Part 2: Miscarriage
  • Part 3: Stillbirth
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Pet Bereavement and Euthanasia
  • Part 2: Children and Pet Bereavement
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Losing a Sibling
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Losing a Partner
  • Part 2: Ways to Help
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Self-Care
  • Part 2: Counsellor Burnout
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Therapies Part I
  • Part 2: Therapies Part II
  • Part 3: Therapies Part III
  • Part Therapies Part IV
  • Part 5: Therapies Part V
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 11 Assessment
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.

Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course
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The Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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In this course you will learn how to support people who are grieving the loss of a loved one or experiencing other types of grief. The course covers various aspects of grief and offers practical techniques so you can help clients to cope with their emotions and find a path towards healing.

Yes! The Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma is an accredited Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you’ll receive 2 certificates: a certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course. It is fully accredited by the Complementary Medical Association (CMA): the world's leading professional membership for natural medicine.

Unfortunately, we do not offer an audio-only version of this course.

A bereavement counsellor is a trained professional who provides emotional support and guidance to individuals who are experiencing grief and loss. They help their clients to navigate the complex emotions and challenges that are associated with bereavement, and provide practical tools and strategies for coping and healing.

To become a bereavement counsellor in the UK, you typically need to complete a recognised counselling qualification: either a diploma or at degree level. You may also need to gain experience in grief and bereavement counselling through volunteer work or a via trainee position.

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