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GRM 550—Grief Counseling

GRM 550 — Grief Counseling

Instructor: Thomas H. Schear, Ph.D.


COURSE OVERVIEW: Welcome to GRM 550, Grief Counseling


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.