Psychology of Grief

Course code 73131

This course aims to provide the learner with an opportunity to process their experiences, understand them more fully and develop a range of responses for the future – moving away from purely intuitive emotional responses towards being able to choose how best to respond. Within the course, the learner is provided with opportunity to examine their own feelings about loss and grief so that they may be more open to the grieving of others, as well as reviewing literature relevant to grief and loss. Students will also gain an understanding of healthy and dysfunctional grieving processes and will learn strategies for facilitating the grieving process, dealing with the grieving, preventing abnormal grief reactions and knowing when specialist counselling is needed.


How to enrol

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  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 3 2018 Online/Print   
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
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