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Ethereal Accelerated Doctor of Psychology in Grief Counseling

Degree Purpose:

Ethereal Accelerated Doctor of Psychology in Grief Counseling

BSTU educational programs prepare students for religious vocations as ministers, professionals, or laypersons in the categories of ministry, counseling, theology, education, administration, music, fine arts, media communications, or social work.

The objective of our Ethereal Doctor of Psychology in Grief Counseling is to further your education in the grief and bereavement field. Attaining this prestigious level of education will no doubt allow you to counsel your patients with confidence but also educate those eager to learn how to counsel as well.

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

  • Understand the various aspects of grief counseling and bereavement
  • Identify the stages of grieving and how to address and resolve the issues related to it.
  • Work with survivors of traumatic events.
  • Help assuage the emotional pain of those in grieving.
Type of Degree:

Doctorate

Length of Degree:

1 year

Cost of Degree:

$3,500

Area of Study:

  • Grief Counseling

Prerequisites:

Master degree in Grief Counseling or a related field.

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:

GRD 1101 – Psychotherapy Overview: Theory and Practice I

This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. Its aim is to gain a working understanding of fundamental theories of psychotherapy and its practice. GRD 1101 is the first part with GRD 1102 completing the topic. Together the courses provide you with a theoretical understanding of various approaches to therapy and a practical skill set necessary for the effective practice of grief therapy. While you may have gained some familiarity with this material in Masters level courses, GRM 500 provide more advanced working knowledge of the major approaches to therapy. You will also find consistent opportunities to apply the material to grief therapy specifically.

GRD 1102: Psychotherapy Overview: Theory and Practice II

This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. Its aim is to gain a working understanding of fundamental theories of psychotherapy and its practice. GRD 1101 is the first part with GRD 1102 completing the topic. Together the courses provide you with a theoretical understanding of various approaches to therapy and a practical skill set necessary for the effective practice of grief therapy. You will also find consistent opportunities to apply the material to grief therapy specifically. This is the same course offered as part of the Accelerate Masters program in Grief Counseling GRM 525.

GRD 1103—Grief Counseling

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRD 1103, Grief Counseling. This course is part of the Accelerated Doctorate in Grief Counseling program at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of grief counseling. The coursework topics include: the nature of the experience of grief, attachment/loss, the major factors that mediate the mourning process, “uncomplicated” vs. “complicated” grief processes and how they can be facilitated by the counselor, special types of loss (such as through suicide), grief in the family system, preparing to deal with loss/grief as a counselor.

GRD 1104 ETHICS IN GRIEF COUNSELING

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRD 1104, Ethical Issues in Counseling. This course is part of the Accelerated Doctorate in Grief Counseling program at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is provide students with an overview of major ethical issues in counseling and how to handle a variety of situations in practice, including self-awareness, multicultural sensitivity, legal issues, confidentiality, boundaries,

GRD 1105 TREATMENT PLANNING

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctorate Program in Grief Counseling offered by Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed in 6 weeks. Its aim is to provide you with a background in identifying presenting problems and developing goals, objectives and other aspects to assist clients in making progress in therapy while enhancing the therapeutic alliance.

GRD 1106 – Understanding and Treating Complicated Grief

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is provide students with a working understanding of the dynamics of “complicated” grief and how to facilitate this process through counseling. Clients with complicated grief may feel that the bereavement process has taken over their lives, gone on unaltered for a long time, and/or led them to feel “stuck in time”. Conversely, complicated grief may present as muted, absent or “blank” reactions to loss actually underlie problematic emotional dynamics of denial and displacement that can in turn facilitate a host of issues (from depression to addictions). This course will provide you with an understanding of these topics and skills needed to approach them therapeutically within the context of counseling.

GRD 1107 — Grief Counseling Across the Lifespan

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed with 6 weeks. This course is designed to provide student with a working understanding of how the grief process changes over the time and how grief expresses itself depending on when a loss occurs.

GRD 1108 – Loss, Trauma and Resilience

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is to further understand the psychological experience of loss, explore the dynamics of ambiguous loss, understand resilience and how to strengthen it therapeutically, and gain further knowledge on attachment and its relationship to grief work.

GRD 1109 – Therapy with the Terminally Ill Client

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral program in Counseling at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is provide students with an overview of major concerns and issues relevant to working with terminally ill clients and clients dealing with debilitating illness or serious diagnoses. Topics will include working with clients who live with serious illness, counseling clients through a difficult diagnosis, and counseling clients who are approaching the terminal phase of their lives, and addressing terminal illness within the family system.

GRD 1110 – Group Support for Bereavement and Loss

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRD 1110: Group support for Bereavement and Loss. This course is part of the Accelerated Doctoral in Counseling program at Breyer State Theology University. It is a 6 hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is provide students with a working understanding of how to design and facilitate a counseling support group for bereavement and loss. Course topics will include understanding the therapeutic advantages of support groups, how to set up/organize a support group for bereavement, qualities of an effective group facilitator, handling common issues/problems within a counseling support group, and self-care for the counselor.

GRD 1111: Graduate Thesis/Project in Grief Counseling

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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