Course

HS-IGB

Introduction to Grief and Bereavement

This introductory course explores foundational knowledge related to grief and bereavement definitions, theories, research, and practice.

Learners will be introduced to historical and contemporary perspectives, variables that influence grief experiences, diverse beliefs and styles of grieving, death practices and rituals, and best practices and resources for grief and bereavement care. Death and non-death losses will be examined. The approach to learning is collaborative and reflective. Learners are encouraged to think critically and consider their own experiences and attitudes about death, dying, grief, and bereavement. This course provides a conceptual framework for the exploration of grief and bereavement in more depth in subsequent courses.

Learning Outcomes

This course intends to provide you with the opportunity to:

Develop awareness and appreciation of historical and contemporary theories and approaches to grief and bereavement, how they can influence one's role, and how to create inclusive practices, communities and environments to support grieving individuals and families.

Learners who successfully complete the course will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Examine the historical and contemporary landscape of the bereavement field, definitions, theories, research, and practice.
  • Assess the impact of variables that influence grief and bereavement, with attention to more complicated and traumatic experiences.
  • Identify anti-oppressive strategies to enable intercultural communication and inclusive environments for diverse groups, beliefs, and grief responses.
  • Apply theory, research, and best practices to support grief experiences and processes.
  • Cultivate critical self-awareness through reflexive writing.

Status

Available

Delivery

Online

Price

$965

Hours

24.0

Status

Available

Delivery

Online

Price

$965

Hours

24.0

Course can be applied towards

Grief Education: Compulsory Courses

Full Course Details

Section Title:

Introduction to Grief and Bereavement

Enrolment Session:

Type:

Online

Total Hours:

24.0

Dates:

05 Sep 2024 to 17 Oct 2024

Delivery Option:

Online

Course Fee(s):

$965

Section Note(s):

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: September 5, 2024, 11:59pm EST. If the "Add to Cart" button is still available, late registration is possible for this course.

Note: This course will take place asynchronously online. You will need a device connected to the internet to access the online learning platform from a browser.  While there are no set class meeting times, your facilitator may host occasional live sessions via Zoom (optional). These will be announced in-course.

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