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COUN2241 Grief and Loss Counselling

Bachelor Course Unit - Core

Level: 200

Credit points: 6


Bachelor of Counselling (Nested); Bachelor of Counselling (Minor in Coaching):

All Level 100 core units 

Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling: 
All Level 100 Multidisciplinary and Counselling core units 

Mode of Study: Blended

Unit Description

This unit introduces student counsellors to ethical and professional processes and practices of grief and loss counselling with diverse individuals. Students critique contemporary approaches to grief and loss, grief and loss theories and models in counselling. Skilled application of grief and loss counselling interventions are matched to a range of client presentations across the lifespan. Counsellor self-care is considered for student counsellors working with varying experiences and expressions of grief and loss.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

a)    Critically evaluate theories, models and contemporary approaches of grief and loss counselling
b)    Skilfully apply grief and loss counselling interventions, matched to client presentations
c)    Identify ethical and professional aspects of grief and loss counselling practice for individuals of diverse backgrounds
d)    Explain varying experiences and expressions of grief and mourning and the influence of personal, family, social and cultural contexts

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 10 hours per week.


The required text book for this unit can be found by viewing the textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link:

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer to the Academic Misconduct Policy for full details.


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.