2021-2022 Graduate Academic Catalog

GCOUN 6045 Understanding Grief and Loss

This course examines grief, across the lifespan, due to death and other bio-psycho-social losses, e.g., divorce, pet and job loss, injury, community crisis. The course will explore ways to counsel bereaved individuals and review the domains of grief manifestation (emotional, behavioral, cognitive, physical and spiritual). The role of culture in the experience of grief/loss will be examined as it impacts both client and counselor. Counselor self-care will be analyzed.