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.
Textbook:Wolfelt, A. D. (2004). The Understanding Your Grief Support Group Guide: Starting and Leading a Bereavement Support Group. Companion Press.ISBN-10: 1879651408 ISBN-13: 978-1879651401