Elements of Grief and Bereavement Practice and Education
This course focuses on skills, values, and practices to offer grief support and education.
Multiple levels of engaging bereavement are explored: individual support, group support, and working with a public audience. Learners examine current research and approaches for engaging with bereaved individuals across the lifespan, supporting "normal" grief and assessing when intervention is necessary. Learners will also explore and practice strategies for public engagement and knowledge mobilization. Through collaborative and self-reflexive learning, learners are encouraged to think critically about creating sustainable practices for bereavement care and education.
This course intends to provide you with the opportunity to…
Apply supportive practices, values, and skills for the purpose of educating and engaging with bereaved individuals and groups.
Learners who successfully complete the course will have demonstrated the ability to:
Identify supportive practices, values, and skills for engaging with grieving individuals and groups.
Discuss mindfulness and self-regulation strategies with attention to vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and/or burnout.
Develop strategies to present and share grief and bereavement knowledge.
Cultivate critical self-awareness through reflexive writing.