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Ethereal Bachelor of Science in Grief Counseling

Degree Purpose:

Ethereal Bachelor of Science in Grief Counseling

The objective of the Grief Counseling program is to prepare you for a career in the counseling field. Being a good listener is paramount to being a good counseling. You have to listen, empathize, and identify with your patients. Once you have learned this you will be able to address specific problems and help your patients move on and deal with their emotional grieving. With our concentrations, you can further specialize your education and increase your counseling knowledge in an area that best suits your educational needs.

When you graduate from this program, you will be able to

  • Counsel people who are grieving.
  • Have a better understanding of the grieving process.
  • Identify and address various issues patients face in their lives.
  • Develop the counseling skills needed to help people effectively deal with their emotional concerns.
  • Apply the counseling techniques learned through this program to your career as well as your everyday life.
Type of Degree:

Bachelor

Length of Degree:

4 year

TUITION per course

$400.00

Area of Study:

Grief Counseling and Bereavement with a Concentration in one of the following areas

Grief Counseling

Estimated Cost of Degree

$6,600.00 Tuition costs (12 to 14 courses/$550.00 per course)
$650.00Doctoral Project Course
$50.00Enrollment fee
$200.00Graduation fee
$1,500.00 Estimated textbook costs
$9,000.00 Estimated total for the program

Semester Hours

  1. General Education Requirement – 32 semester hours
  2. 11 Core courses – 44 semester hours
  3. 9-10 Concentration courses – 36-40 semester hours
  4. 1 Capstone project course – 8 semester hours

Total Semester Hours – 120 to 124

Prerequisites:

A high school diploma or an earned GED.

Several career fields this degree will prepare you for are

Career Possibilities

  • Grief Counselor
  • Bereavement Specialist
  • Private Grief Counselor
  • Bereavement Educator
  • Researcher
  • Thanatologist

Course Curriculum

The online curriculum offers an innovative approach to higher education. Enrollment is open and students may begin the program at any time. All courses are provided in online classrooms, with one-to-one faculty mentoring. Students also have free access to our comprehensive Study Tactics and Resources Center, with links to subject related web sites, online libraries, articles and research assistance. Our online degree curriculum includes:

Courses

Core Courses

GRF 150 – Introduction to Death & Dying

Course Syllabus Overview
This area of specialty practice is growing all the time and many health care professionals and behavioral health practitioners and professionals are using their skills to practice full or part time in this area. This practice specialty grows more important each day and many graduates of our program will have opportunities to practice in grief counseling roles. Obtaining the credential from a quality program is essential to capitalize on this career opportunity. You have made an excellent choice for your continuing education and skill attainment.

PSY 170: Introduction to Counseling Psychology

Course Syllabus Overview
This is an exciting course, as it is your introduction to the study counseling and to give you the opportunity to begin to gain greater knowledge of mental health counseling in general with additional exposure to chemical dependency counseling because even if this is not your emphasis in this program you will find that many of your clients will have such problems. This course will provide you with a broad exposure to counseling in general and then in your chosen area of emphasis.

PSY 220: Ethics in Counseling

Course Syllabus Overview
This is an exciting course. Ethics are designed to provide some guidelines for the professional behavior of members of a particular organization. A professional code of ethics is a set of standards of conduct based upon an agreed set of values by which professionals in a given occupation voluntarily abide. Values are our fundamental principles, they define what we think is right, good, fair, and just. Ethics are behaviors and tell people how to act in ways that meet the standards our values are set for us.

PSY 290: Counseling Theory & Practice

Course Syllabus Overview
This course provides an overview the theoretical models and treatment methods common in the counseling profession. Additionally, it provides you with the opportunity to identify how various mental disorders and better match them to specific treatment strategies.

PSY 280: Case Management

Course Syllabus Overview
Case Management has two essential and often conflicting purposes, improving the quality of care and controlling the costs of such care. While the focus of case management is linking a client to needed services, other elements involve advocacy and social action.

GRF 200: Psychosocial Aspects of Death & Dying

Course Syllabus Overview
This area of specialty practice is growing all the time and many health care professionals and behavioral health practitioners and professionals are using their skills to practice full or part time in this area. This practice specialty grows more important each day and many graduates of our program will have opportunities to practice in grief counseling roles. Obtaining the credential from a quality program is essential to capitalize on this career opportunity. You have made an excellent choice for your continuing education and skill attainment.

GRF 220: Death & Dying

Course Syllabus Overview
This is an exciting course. Death, dying and bereavement are fundamental and Pervasive aspects of the human experience. Individuals and societies can only achieve fullness of living by understanding and appreciating these realities. The absence of such understanding and appreciation may result in unnecessary suffering, loss of dignity, alienation, and diminished quality of living. Therefore, education about death, dying, and bereavement is an essential component of the educational process at all levels formal and informal.

GRF 225: Death & Dying II

Course Syllabus Overview
This is an exciting course. Death, dying and bereavement are fundamental and Pervasive aspects of the human experience. Individuals and societies can only achieve fullness of living by understanding and appreciating these realities. The absence of such understanding and appreciation may result in unnecessary suffering, loss of dignity, alienation, and diminished quality of living. Therefore, education about death, dying, and bereavement is an essential component of the educational process at all levels formal and informal.

GRF 300: Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy

Course Syllabus Overview
This course, Grief Counseling and Grief Therapy (GRF300) will provide you with basic theory and practical information needed to address the needs of the bereaved in a variety of grief support services roles.

GRF 350: End of Life Issues

Course Syllabus Overview
This course will provide you with basic theory and practical information needed to address the end of life issues. It identifies the needs of the bereaved in a variety of grief support services roles.

GRF 425: Caring For the Dying And Bereaved

Course Syllabus Overview
This is an exciting course. Caring for the Dying and Bereaved are fundamental and Pervasive aspects of the human experience. Individuals and societies can only achieve fullness of living by understanding and appreciating these realities. The absence of such understanding and appreciation may result in unnecessary suffering, loss of dignity, alienation, and diminished quality of living. Therefore, education about Caring for the Dying and Bereaved is an essential component of the educational process at all levels both formal and informal.

Courses

Concentration: Grief Counseling

PSY 135: General Psychology

Course Syllabus Overview
This course covers modern as well as historical approaches to psychology. You will learn about the many areas of psychology, and how science has increased our understanding of the human brain.

PSY 150: Child Psychology

Course Syllabus Overview
In this course you will learn core principles and methodologies in studying child development. When finished with this course, you should have a broader understanding of how one’s biology and environment impacts his/her development from conception through adolescence.

PSY 160: Abnormal Psychology

Course Syllabus Overview
This is an exciting course, as it is your introduction to abnormal psychology. This course will provide you with a broad exposure to the various areas of study that are of interest to the psychologist and to anyone who is interested in developing a greater understanding of human behavior and in those various abnormalities in human behavior that become the focus of counseling and therapy.

PSY 190: Client Interviewing & Assessment

Course Syllabus Overview
This is an exciting course, as it is your introduction to interviewing and assessing clients whether your program emphasis is in either Chemical Dependency Counseling or Mental Health Counseling. This course will provide you with a broad exposure to interviewing techniques with emphasis on understanding the client’s point of view and a greater grasp on how to see assess the client in the context of developing a therapeutic alliance.

PSY 230: World Religions on Death and Dying

Course Syllabus Overview
This course provides a comprehensive look at world religions and their perspectives on death and dying. Within the course, you will examine both Eastern and Western philosophies on death and the next life. Within the personal aspect of death, the course will delve into various ideals of heaven, hell, judgment, reincarnation, and other methods of salvation as seen through the prism of multiple religious ideals. In addition to personal death, the course also examines the broader elements of eschatology or end times. This course provides for knowledge acquisition regarding death and dying, specifically related to the religious affiliations of clients. Students will gain a greater insight into client beliefs about death and dying, related to their own beliefs and practices.

PSY 250: Multicultural Counseling

Course Syllabus Overview
This course is divided in three parts. Part I explores conceptual issues and their application in alcohol and other drug service delivery system. It chronicles the historical development of early prevention, intervention and treatment efforts. Part II explores the development of a culture-specific and multicultural framework in the alcohol and other drug field. These cultural groups are examined in terms of their history, demographics, and patterns of use and abuse, customs, beliefs, values, attitudes, norms, traditions, and learning and communication styles. The last part concentrates on the effective management strategies in the alcohol and other drug field. It recognizes the diversity in our population and the problems associated with the pluralistic nature of our society.

PSY 260: Crisis Intervention and Strategies

Course Syllabus Overview
This is an exciting course. Crisis Intervention Strategies is designed to provide some guidelines of intervention in order to promote self-growth and self-realization. Crisis is a danger because it can overwhelm the individual to the extent that serious pathology, including homicide and suicide may result. Crisis is also an opportunity because the pain it induces impels the person to seek help (Aguilera &Messik, 1982).

PSY 295: Group Counseling Issues and Strategies

Course Syllabus Overview
This is an exciting course. Group Counseling is designed to provide individuals with the kind of group experiences that help them learn to function effectively, to develop tolerance to stress and anxiety, and to find satisfaction in working and living with others (Corey and Corey, 1997). Group counseling can be a unique and valuable experience for group members.

GRF 400: Culture Issues

Course Syllabus Overview
This is a basic course that prepares you to work in the grief support services. In this course you will learn about the foundations of cultural issues related to death and dying, a review theoretical, and an examination current literature. When finished you will have a grasp of the fundamental concepts of the foundations of cultural issues related to death and dying.

GRF 450: Children and Grief

GRF 490: Grief/Bereavement Capstone Project

Course Syllabus Overview
This course is designed as an Independent Study learning course. When you are at this level in the degree program, you will select one focused area of study within the specialty of grief counseling/bereavement. Your choice of study/topic is mutually agreed upon by you and your instructor. The objective is to acquire a significant amount of learning/knowledge related to a particular area of interest in grief counseling and bereavement education, as well as demonstrate the ability to develop advanced life-long learning skills. This is the last course in the degree program. Students must have completed all other courses in the curriculum before registering for this course.

Total – 11 Required Core Courses

TOTAL: 120 to 124 Semester Hours

Courses in this curriculum are to be taken in sequence as above.

TUITION: $400.00 per course. Students may register and pay for one course at a time.

Note: Cost of tuition does not include cost of textbooks.

** There is also a one time $50.00 admission processing fee.

*** All courses on the bachelor level are 4 semester hours except for Capstone Projects. They are 8 semester hours.

Course Completion Times: Students are permitted 15 weeks to complete an online course. This may

TRANSFER CREDITS: Up to 75 percent of the degree may be earned by transfer credits from other schools. For detailed information please Click here

Online Degree Programs

  1. You must first make an application for the degree program. Once your application is received, you will receive via e-mail a “Welcome Letter” with full instructions for registering for a course or courses and entering an online degree or certificate program. Your welcome letter will provide full information regarding any needed submissions of transcripts, etc.
  2. You may now register for the first course in your curriculum. Please refer to your degree curriculum for your first course and click on the link to the degree program you are officially enrolling in. Be sure to type in the course and course number that you are registering for into the registration form.
  3. You may now make a payment for your course. We offer a secure online credit card server and accept all major credit cards.
  4. There is no charge and no obligation when completing and submitting an application.

For All Programs and Courses

Once we have received a tuition payment, your enrollment will be immediately processed. You will receive from us an E-mail titled ” New Student Notification” detailing your course or program, your instructor, instructor contact information, and full instructions for accessing your online classroom. You may begin your course or degree program immediately. We have open enrollment and you may start at any time.

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