This course was developed to provide an introduction to grief intended for individuals who are working in a capacity to help grievers. This may include therapists, social workers, teachers, nurses, doctors, coaches, volunteers, and anyone else who would like to learn more about grief.

General concepts covered in this course will include:

    • Basic truths about grief
    • The myth of the grief timeline
    • Types of grief
    • Secondary loss
    • Grief theory overview
    • Coping
    • The role of support systems in grief
    • Locating resources in your community and online

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1) Identify different types of loss and grief and the impact they may have on an individual or family.
2) Differentiate and apply types of grief theory, include ‘stage’ and ‘grief work’ models, as well as non-grief work models.
3) Explain and leverage the role of support systems and community resources on individual grief.

Course Curriculum

Section One
Grief 101: Orientation 00:00:00
Grief 101: Goals and Objectives 00:00:00
Grief 101: Basic and General Truths About Grief 00:00:00
Grief 101: Grief Impact Activity 00:00:00
Grief 101: The Myth of the Linear Grief Timeline 00:00:00
Section Two
An Introduction to Section Two 00:00:00
Grief 101: Theory of Shattered Assumptions 00:00:00
Grief 101: Secondary Loss 00:00:00
Grief 101: Types of Grief 00:00:00
Grief 101: Grief Theory 00:00:00
Section Three
An Introduction to Section Three 00:00:00
Grief 101: When the Support System is Grieving 00:00:00
Grief 101: Utilizing Support Systems 00:00:00
Grief 101: Locating Support: Grief Counseling 00:00:00
Grief 101: Locating Support: Support Groups 00:00:00
Grief 101: Locating Support: Online Support 00:00:00
Grief 101: Locating Support: Researching Your Community 00:00:00
Section Four
An Introduction to Section Four 00:00:00
Grief 101: Conceptualizing Progress in Grief 00:00:00
Grief 101: Determining Direction 00:00:00
Grief 101: Addressing Avoidance 00:00:00
Grief 101: Negative Coping 00:00:00
Grief 101: A Brief Overview of Coping 00:00:00
Grief 101: Well-Being Coping 00:00:00
Grief 101: Coping With the Emotions of Grief 00:00:00
Grief 101: Memorializing and Remembrance 00:00:00
Grief 101: Coping: Just do it! 00:00:00
Grief 101: Coping Plan Commitment 00:00:00
Grief 101: The End Of Our Journey 00:00:00

Course Reviews


  • 5 stars0
  • 4 stars0
  • 3 stars0
  • 2 stars0
  • 1 stars0

No Reviews found for this course.

  • $50.00
  • 365 Days
  • Course Certificate


WYG provides general educational information from mental health professionals, but you should not substitute information on the What’s Your Grief website for professional advice.

See our terms and conditions here

See our privacy policy here

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255


Share Your Snapshot

Grief In 6 Words

Submit a Story to Us

What's Your Grief Podcast

Listen to our podcast