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Certificate in Grief Counselling


Course objective

To enable counsellors to understand the subject of grief in-depth and be better equipped with tools and knowledge to help clients who seek counselling for loss.

Admission Criteria

This is a level 2 course. The participants are expected to have a qualification in counselling/psychology with either a Degree or a Diploma. Those who are actively practising counselling for more than three years but do not have Academic qualifications in counselling can also apply. Please note that the course will not cover the basics of counselling.

Course content

This will be an 8 session course with classes conducted once a week. The duration of the class will be for two and a half hours. Since this is an online course, most of the sessions would have a 20-30 minute break out room for one to one discussion with a batchmate on the concepts outlined in the class (like a practical session in real-time), in order to enable the learning to be strongly reinforced.

  1. Introduction to the course, Understanding grief and grief counselling
  2. Assessment of grief, history of griefs, pitfalls in assessment
  3. Grief Counselling for Dealing with the loss
  4. Grief counselling for dealing with the restoration
  5. Grief and children including teenagers
  6. Ambiguous Grief (Loss due to Missing persons, Divorce, Mental Illness, Addictions), Counsellor’s Emotions, Pitfalls for counsellors
  7. Anticipated grief (Terminal Illness, Certain future loss), Disenfranchised Grief (Grief that cannot be expressed, not accepted by society)
  8. Special cases of grief – Suicide, Violence, Pets, Death of family members, roundup.

Course Duration

Students can choose from the two batches that we offer. One batch will be on weekdays and the other on weekends. Each batch will have 8 classes or sessions of 2.5 hours duration. 

*Batch 1:* Weekdays will be *Wednesday from 10:30 am to 1 pm.* 

*Batch 2:* Weekends will be *Sunday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.* 

Choose your batch after careful consideration as per your convenience. Once you enrol into a batch, you cannot change it. 

Course evaluation is assignment based

At the end of each session, the student is expected to submit a report about their learning and their view of the session After the first four classes are done, they are expected to counsel one person and submit a report on assessment and their view of the person handling the grief.

They are expected to attend all 8 classes to qualify for the certificate.

If they do the assignments and the case review along with the attendance, they will be given the certificate

Expectations from the participants: 

We expect 100% attendance from every student. All students of the course are expected to attend ALL  the classes in the course and follow the rules of engagement as defined by the faculty.

They are expected to submit all the assignments in time and take an active part in the classroom activity. They are expected to uphold strict confidentiality on all matters shared by other participants either in the class or in the breakout room activities. 

Course Fee

The course fee is Rs 12000/- to be paid in one shot at the beginning of the course. If 4 or more people join together as a group, then they have to pay Rs 10000/- per person. The fee once paid will not be refunded.

Course is currently ongoing. Leave your details and we will contact you when the next batch is announced.

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