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Ethereal Accelerated Master in Grief Counseling

Degree Purpose:

Ethereal Accelerated Master 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 purpose of our Ethereal Master of Science in Grief Counseling is to further enhance your counseling skills and techniques in the grief counseling field. This degree will start from the foundational skill set you learned from your undergraduate program and advance your education. Once graduated from this program, you will be able to better serve your clients needs through a refreshing of old techniques and the implementation of new ones.

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

  • Improve your counseling techniques
  • Further your education in grief counseling and bereavement
  • Better counsel your patients on their emotional needs
Type of Degree:

Master

Length of Degree:

1 year

Cost of Degree:

$3,500

Area of Study:

  • Grief Counseling

Prerequisites:

Bachelor degree in grief counseling, counseling psychology, bereavement education, thanatology, pastoral ministry, nursing, social work, or a closely 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:

GRM 500: Psychotherapy Overview: Theory and Practice I

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Masters in Grief Counseling program at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed within 6 weeks. Its aim is to gain a working understanding of fundamental theories of psychotherapy and its practice. GRM 500 is the first part with GRM 525 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 Accelerated Masters program in Grief Counseling GRD 1101.

GRM 525: Psychotherapy Overview: Theory and Practice II

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRM 525: Psychotherapy Overview: Theory and Practice II.
This course is part of the Accelerated Masters in Grief Counseling program at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed within 6 weeks. Its aim is to gain a working understanding of fundamental theories of psychotherapy and its practice. GRM 500 is the first part with GRM 525 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 Accelerated Masters program in Grief Counseling GRD 1102.

GRM 550: Grief Counseling

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Masters in Grief Counseling program at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should 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.

GRM 575: Ethical Issues in Grief Counseling

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Masters in Grief Counseling program at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should 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, multiple relationships, issues surrounding consultation and supervision, and a selection of ethical issues related to work with couples, families, groups and communities.

GRM 625: Treatment Planning in Grief Counseling

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Masters in Grief Counseling program at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should 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.

GRM 650: Understanding and Treating Complicated Grief

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Masters in Grief Counseling program at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should 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.

GRM 700: Multicultural Aspects of Grief Counseling

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course is part of the Accelerated Master’s program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is to familiarize students with counseling clients from various cultures; by examining their own cultural background; then identifying the existing differences of people from various cultures; finally by the development of effective interventions for their clients. Finally, supplemental readings and videos speaking more specifically about cultural variations in understanding and processing grief and bereavement and to provide them with a working knowledge of how to be aware of/sensitive to cultural diversity while engaging in grief therapy.

GRM 725: Counseling with Families

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRM 725— Grief Counseling with Families. This course is part of the Accelerated Master’s program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed within 6 weeks. The student will learn the complexity involved with families as they bereave, experience loss and grief. Assessing the family in the midst of their grief in terms of those complexities, developing therapeutic interventions, and the circumstances of the loss is also examined. Finally the nature, extent and providing appropriate and effective help with families who don’t seem to move on, who are experiencing complicated grief are explored.

GRM 750: Grief Counseling with Children

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRM 750–Grief Counseling with Children and Adolescents
This course is part of the Accelerated Master’s program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed within 6 weeks. This course is designed to help the student learn how to effectively assess/evaluate, develop a working relationship with and develop meaningful and effective interventions in the lives of children and/or adolescents who are experiencing loss, trauma, grief and bereavement.

GRM 775--Grief Counseling with Adults

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRM 775–Grief Counseling with Adults
This course is part of the Accelerated Master’s program in Grief Counseling at Breyer State University. It is a 6-hour semester course that should be completed within 6 weeks.
This course is designed to help the student learn how to effectively assess/evaluate, develop a working relationship with and develop meaningful and effective interventions in the lives of adults who are experiencing loss, trauma, grief and bereavement.
Please bear in mind that this is an accelerated program, so you will find the course to be fast-paced and the workload a bit more intense than what is typical in a regular program.

GRM 800: Graduate Thesis/Project in Grief Counseling

COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRM 800/GRD 1111 – Master’s and Doctoral Thesis in Grief Counseling. This syllabus describes the expectations for both the Accelerated Master’s and Doctoral programs at Breyer State University. It is a 8-hour semester course that should be completed within 12 weeks.

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.

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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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