Psychology of Grief

73131

This course aims to provide you with an opportunity to process your 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.

  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 3 2023 Online/Print   
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Within this course you will:

  • get the opportunity to examine your own feelings about loss and grief, so that you may be more open to the grieving of others
  • review literature relevant to grief and loss
  • gain an understanding of healthy and dysfunctional grieving processes
  • learn strategies for facilitating the grieving process, dealing with the grieving, preventing abnormal grief reactions
  • learn how to know when specialist counselling is needed.

Topics covered include:

  • the psychological and physical needs of people who are dying
  • theories and patterns of grief
  • specific Mäori practices relating to dying, loss and grief
  • children’s and adolescents’ experiences and understandings
  • experiences from the carer’s perspective
  • facilitating and managing grief
  • grief counselling
  • special types of loss; and
  • organisations dealing with loss, grief and dying.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

There is a textbook needed for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree

Course availability over the next 12 months

2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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14 Feb 2023
27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct

Trimester 3 enrolment dates

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17 Oct 2023
30 Oct 2023
18 Feb 2024
Nov
Dec
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 3 2023 Online/Print   
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying