Working with Trauma and Grief

This unit aims to equip the student to understand the special challenges faced by counsellors and pastoral carers in situations marked by intense grief and trauma.

Study Level



Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points



9 credit points in the “C” sub discipline

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of different theoretical approaches to helping those dealing with a traumatic experience
  2. Articulate a variety of approaches to grief and trauma counselling
  3. Outline in broad terms how to approach grief, loss, and trauma in pastoral care
  4. Identify appropriate and inappropriate forms of people helping with those experiencing grief, loss, and trauma
  5. Develop practical strategies for maintaining self-care in relation to post-traumatic trauma and secondary post-traumatic trauma, including ethical consideration of safety for the traumatised person.
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