Certificate in Grief Counselling – Batch 1 Weekday(Wednesdays)
Grief is one of the core emotions that define us With the pandemic raging for more than a year,
the loss of jobs, relationships and life has only increased Many people know someone or the
other who has lost a loved one during these times This Certificate in Grief Counselling Course
has been designed to enable and empower more people to reach out and help those who have
suffered a loss
Course objective: To enable counsellors to understand the subject of grief in-depth and be
better equipped with tools and knowledge to help clients who seek counselling for loss
This is a level 2 course The participants are expected to have a qualification in
counselling/psychology with either a Degree or a Diploma Those who are actively practising
counselling for more than three years but do not have Academic qualifications in counselling
can also apply Please note that the course will not cover the basics of counselling
This will be an 8 session course with classes conducted once a week. The duration of the class will be for two and a half hours. Since this is an online course, most of the sessions would have a 20-30 minute break out room for one to one discussion with a batchmate on the concepts outlined in the class (like a practical session in real-time), in order to enable the learning to be strongly reinforced.
- Introduction to the course, Understanding grief and grief counselling
- Assessment of grief, history of griefs, pitfalls in assessment
- Grief counselling for dealing with the loss
- Grief counselling for dealing with the restoration
- Grief and children including teenagers
- Ambiguous Grief (Loss due to Missing persons,
- Divorce, Mental Illness, Addictions), Counsellor’s Emotions, Pitfalls for counsellors
- Anticipated grief (Terminal Illness, Definite future loss),
- Disenfranchised Grief (Grief that cannot be expressed, not accepted by society)
Course evaluation is assignment based
At the end of each session, the student is expected to submit a report about their learning and their view of the session. After the first four classes are done, they are expected to counsel one person and submit a report on assessment and their view of the person handling the grief.
They are expected to attend all 8 classes to qualify for the certificate.
If they do the assignments and the case review along with the attendance, they will be given the certificate
(Director of Darwin Applied Psychology Education and Research Centre) Course Director and Principal Faculty. Sreedhar is a qualified Psychologist and a counsellor. He has been teaching Counselling Psychology for close to a decade and has been involved in setting up and running courses. He is also an active counsellor.
Aarti C Rajaratnam
Aarti is an intuitive, empathetic and compassionate psychologist, innovative educator and best-selling author who has been invited across the globe to share her insights and expertise in the fields of creative education and psychology.
Eshwar Sundaresan is a published author, ghostwriter, Life Skills trainer and practising counsellor
Ashwini N.V is the founder-director of the activity. They are expected to uphold strict Muktha Foundation, which is confidentiality on all matters shared by other organizations committed to prevent participants either in the class or in the breakout interpersonal abuse and promote mental room activities. health. She was earlier a faculty member in the Post Graduate Department of Psychological Counselling/Psychology at Montfort College, and Jain University, Bangalore She is a counselling psychologist
Expectations from the participants
We expect 100 attendance from every student all students of the course are expected to attend aLL the classes in the course and follow the rules of engagement as defined by the faculty. They are expected to submit all the assignments in time and take an active part in the classroom activity They are expected to uphold strict confidentiality on all matters shared by other participants either in the class or in the breakout room activities
The course fee is Rs 12000 to be paid in one shot at the beginning of the course If 4 or more people join together as a group, then they have to pay Rs 10000 per person The fee once paid will not be refunded