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. The course is self-paced, which means all lessons will be available at the time of registration and can be completed at your own pace. Lessons include a mix of written and video content. An quiz is available at the end of the course for individuals who would like CEUs for this course. Once this quiz has been completed, a CEU certificate of completion will be issued.
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
- 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.