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 Diploma 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.

Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Grief and Bereavement?
  • Part 2: Bereavement
  • Part 3: Gender Differences and Rights of the Bereaved
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Counselling?
  • Part 2: Psychological Approaches
  • Part 3: Counselling Techniques and Models of Grief and Bereavement Counselling
  • Part 4: Helping Someone Who is Feeling Suicidal
  • Part 5: How to End Therapy
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Sudden Bereavement?
  • Part 2: Supporting Suicide Bereavement
  • Part 3: Supporting Violent Bereavement
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is a Terminal Illness?
  • Part 2: Support for an Individual Caring for a Loved One with a Terminal Illness
  • Part 3: Supporting Terminal Illness Bereavement
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Supporting a Child Through a Bereavement
  • Part 2: Children’s Reaction to Death by Age Group
  • Part 3: Losing a Parent
  • Part 4: Supporting Children by Age Group
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Counselling a Parent Through the Death of Their Child
  • Part 2: Miscarriages
  • Part 3: Stillbirth
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Pet Bereavement and Euthanasia
  • Part 2: Children and Pet Bereavement
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Losing a Sibling
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Losing a Partner and Spouse
  • Part 2: Losing a Fiancé
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Self-Care
  • Part 2: Counsellor Burnout
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: What are Alternative Treatments?
  • Part 2: EFT and Acupuncture
  • Part 3: Art Therapy, Ayurvedic Medicine and Laughter Yoga
  • Part 4: Reflexology, Creative Writing and Reiki
  • Part 5: Meditation, Aromatherapy and Massage
  • 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.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards 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 £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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