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Understanding Grief: Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Supporting Ourselves and Others through Loss


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This new short course, Understanding Grief: Psychotherapeutic Perspectives on Supporting Ourselves and Others through Loss, gives you the opportunity to explore a range of paradigms for understanding the impact of loss and grief.

This 30-hour course introduces you to working with loss and bereavement as a counsellor, including reflecting on your own experiences of loss. We will look at a range of models of loss and bereavement, including the idea of the 'continuing bond', and think about complex loss, such as sudden, traumatic loss, and psychosocial perspectives on loss and society.

The topic will be approached from a range of different counselling modalities including:

  • psychodynamic
  • family systems perspectives
  • attachment theory
  • existential perspectives and mortality
  • transpersonal perspectives on loss and the spiritual dimension.

This course is non-credit bearing, so carries no credit points.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students.

    This short course has no prerequisites.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.