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Ethereal Doctor of Psychology in Grief Counseling

BSTU offers 6 Ethereal Programs in Business and Grief only. Old programs have been discontinued. Our 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 Ethereal Doctor of Psychology in Grief Counseling program is an intensive and engaging learning experience, designed to equip its graduates with the skills and knowledge they need to become effective grief counselors. Through this program, you will gain a greater understanding of grief, explore the various ways it can affect people’s lives, learn how to support those who are grieving, and develop strategies for helping them through their grief. The program provides both theoretical knowledge and practical training that will enable you to become a successful counseling practitioner. This overview will give you an idea of what the program entails and help you determine if it is right for your educational goals.

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:


Length of Degree:

1 year

Cost of Degree:


Area of Study:

  • Grief Counseling


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 – An Overview of Psychotherapy and Counseling

This course provides an overview of the principles and techniques of psychotherapy and counseling. It is designed to assist learners in their understanding of the theories, evidence-based practices, and ethical considerations related to these topics. The course will also explore a variety of use cases for the application of psychotherapy and counseling in clinical settings. Learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles, methods, and goals of psychotherapy and counseling to better serve their clients in a professional setting. Additionally, topics such as cultural competencies for effective client care will be explored.

GRD 1102 – Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a counseling approach used to help individuals to explore and resolve ambivalence about their behavior change. This course provides an in-depth overview of the key components and strategies of MI, including the four processes of MI (engaging, focusing, evoking, planning) and the fundamental skills needed to facilitate change. This course will also discuss common challenges faced when practicing MI as well as strategies for overcoming them. Additionally, this course will provide examples of how to apply the principles of MI in various settings.

GRD 1103—Grief Counseling

Grief counseling is an important part of the healing process for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of grief counseling, from understanding the stages of grief to offering helpful tools and techniques to guide individuals through their journey. Additionally, this course will explore how to build trust and establish rapport with clients and how to handle difficult conversations in a compassionate manner. Through lectures and practical exercises, students will gain an understanding of how best to support those who are grieving.


This course provides an overview of the essential ethical principles and considerations necessary for effective grief counseling. It examines the ethical framework for grief counseling, as well as relevant professional codes of conduct. The course also explores the challenges and complexities of providing ethical support to those dealing with loss, including potential risk management issues. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the importance of self-care, personal boundaries, and confidentiality when engaging in grief counseling work. Finally, students will be introduced to current approaches and practices in providing ethical care for those affected by loss


The course on Treatment Planning provides an overview of the process and tools used to develop treatment plans for individuals suffering from mental health disorders. Students will learn to use various assessment techniques, such as diagnostic interviews, symptom inventories, and psychological tests, to develop an understanding of the individual’s current functioning. They will also learn how to formulate a comprehensive diagnosis and create a comprehensive treatment plan that incorporates evidence-based interventions for each mental health disorder. The course will cover topics such as referral sources, ethical considerations, treatment goals and objectives, family involvement in care planning and much more. Additionally, students will gain practical experience in formulating treatment plans through case studies and simulations.

GRD 1106 – Understanding and Treating Complicated Grief

Understanding and Treating Complicated Grief is an important course to help people who are struggling with the loss of a loved one. This course will explore the causes and signs of complicated grief, as well as effective treatment methods. Participants will learn how to identify symptoms, use cognitive-behavioral techniques, and practice self-care strategies to help manage complicated grief. Additionally, participants will learn how to recognize when a person needs more specialized care and treatment options. By the end of this course, participants will have a better understanding of complicated grief and be able to provide effective support for those experiencing it.

GRD 1107 — Grief Counseling Across the Lifespan

Grief Counseling Across the Lifespan is an online course designed to teach mental health professionals how to provide effective grief counseling for individuals of all ages. This course will cover the basics of grief and bereavement, explore the different types of losses experienced by individuals throughout their lifespan, and discuss strategies for helping individuals cope with and move through their grief. Through this course, participants will gain insight into how to recognize signs of complicated grief, intervene with empathy and compassion, assist in creating an environment that encourages healthy coping strategies, and develop knowledge about resources that can help those who are grieving.

GRD 1108 – Loss, Trauma and Resilience

This course provides knowledge on the impact of loss and trauma, as well as strategies and skills to develop resilience. It covers a range of topics including grief and loss, psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), resilience and coping strategies. The course will provide an in-depth look at the psychological effects of trauma on individuals, with a focus on understanding how traumatic experiences can shape our lives and how we can cope with them. Practical skills related to building resilience will be explored, such as self-care practices and communication techniques. The course will also provide an opportunity for students to reflect upon their own experiences of loss or trauma, as well as consider how these issues apply to their work or personal lives.

GRD 1109 – Therapy with the Terminally Ill Client

This course provides an overview of therapy with the terminally ill client. It will cover topics such as understanding of the different psychological and physical experiences of those who are facing terminal illness, strategies for helping clients cope with mortality and end-of-life issues, and communication techniques that can be used to support a positive therapeutic relationship. Additionally, this course will discuss how therapists can provide holistic care to terminally ill clients by taking into account their physical, emotional, spiritual, and existential needs. Through this course, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of how to work with terminally ill clients in order to help them find meaning in life and find comfort during their final days.

GRD 1110 – Group Support for Bereavement and Loss

This course provides an overview of the skills and strategies necessary to provide effective group support for bereavement and loss. It covers topics such as the basics of grief and loss, common reactions to grief, different types of group support interventions, and how to create an effective group experience for those in need. Through a combination of lectures, activities, and discussions, participants will gain an understanding of the unique needs of those grieving a loss and how to provide meaningful support during this difficult time. This course is designed for professionals who work in a variety of settings including hospice care, mental health counseling, social services agencies, or other related fields.

GRD 1111: Graduate Thesis/Project in Grief Counseling

The Graduate Dissertation Project is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to create a successful dissertation. This course will give an overview of the different steps involved in completing the project, from selecting an appropriate research topic, to writing a comprehensive literature review, to conducting data analysis. Participants will also be introduced to various tools and techniques that can help them develop their research skills. At the end of this course, participants should have gained enough knowledge and experience in order to create a comprehensive dissertation that meets all requirements.

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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BSTU offers Ethereal Programs in Business, Christian Counseling and Grief Counseling only.

Our 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.