C7245
Working with Trauma and Grief

The unit Working with Trauma and Grief aims to equip the student to understand the special challenges faced by counsellors and pastoral care workers in situations marked by intense grief and trauma.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Christian Life and Ministry

Sub Discipline

Pastoral Counselling

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of grief and trauma on the human person
  2. Articulate a variety of approaches to grief and trauma counselling
  3. Analyse appropriate forms of people helping for those experiencing grief, loss, and trauma
  4. 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.
  5. Apply principles of grief and trauma counselling to a specific situation or context.
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