COUN5211 Grief Counselling

Graduate Diploma Level Unit

Duration: One trimester

Level: 2nd year

Credit points: 8 (out of a total of 96 points)

Prerequisites: 6 Year 1 units must be completed

Mode(s) of delivery: On Campus and Blended Delivery

Core/elective: Core


Unit description

Grief is a significant element of counselling within any modality or integrative therapeutic practice. In this unit students will learn to identify and analyse the human experience of a wide range of losses and bereavement. Through theoretical and practical learning students will critically evaluate current models of grief counselling and develop skills to match counselling options to clients presenting with experiences of grief and loss.

Students will be asked to reflect on their own experiences of loss and to apply appropriate models of grief counselling to a case study developed from their  personal experience. Students will demonstrate skills for effectively counselling clients who present with loss issues, including holding a safe space for the exploration of the experience of loss and applying grief counselling models appropriate to the client’s presentation.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the unit students will be able to:

a)      critically evaluate current models of grief counselling

b)      identify and analyse the human experience of a wide range of losses and bereavement

c)      match counselling options to clients presenting with experiences of grief and loss

d)      apply appropriate models of grief counselling to a case study developed from a personal  experience of loss

e)      develop and apply grief and loss interventions that address the presenting issues of the client

f)      demonstrate skills for effectively counselling clients who present with loss issues

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 12 hours per week.

Assignment summary

Please refer to the document available here

Textbook

The required text book for this unit  can be found by viewing the School of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/order-course-materials-and-text-books/

Academic misconduct

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Disclaimer

Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing.  Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.