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Training for Bereavement Counselling: A six weeks, online 18 contact hours course with reading assignments and personal development tasks.
Facilitator John Wilson PhD, Director of The Bereavement Service at York St John University Counselling and Mental Health Centre. 21 years working in the field. Author of Supporting People through Loss and Grief: An Introduction for Counsellors and other Caring Practitioners, (2013) and The Plain Guide to Grief (2020)
Week 1: The Nature of Grief
Theories of grief and historical perspectives
The myth of ‘Grief work’
Developmental and circumstantial loss
The course is open to all counsellors and counselling support volunteers. It is assumed that all attendees will already have, as a minimum, basic counselling skills and knowledge of a person-centred approach to counselling.
Attendees who are grieving a recent personal loss may find that the content can trigger an episode of renewed grief. They are responsible for their own self-care during the sessions. The facilitator has permission from the clients mentioned to use their anonymous case study examples. Participants are asked to use due diligence in anything they share, which could break boundaries of confidentiality.
There will be a reading list for those who sign up ahead of the event.