help those in need with care and counselling skills
  STTBusiness CoursesWriting Courses
Home  |  About Us  |  Testimonials  |  F.A.Q.s  |  Enrol Online  |  About Student Community  |  Contact Us  |  

    Student Login:

    Enter your username and password below to access the student area.
    Username:

    Password:

    Login
    Password Reminder

    Sign Up For Email News

     

    ABCC Logo

    Diploma in Grief and Bereavement Counselling

    If you have already completed a “Certificate in Counselling” (from STT or the Institute of Counselling) you can achieve your Diploma by studying the 10 lessons in Part 2 only.


    Part 1: Counselling Modules


    Section 1: Theories and Models of Counselling

    1. Introduction to Counselling Theory – What Do Counsellors Actually Do? – Why Have Theory? – Some Practical Problems – Counselling and Psychology – Historical Overview of Counselling Theory – Schools of Counselling Theory – Counselling Theories and Models.

    2. The Psychodynamic Approach – The Pioneering Work of Sigmund Freud – Basic Concepts of Freud’s Work – What is the Psyche Like? – Anxiety – Defence Mechanisms – Normal Development – Freud on Sexual Development – Working Psychodynamically

    3. The Behavioural Approach – Overview of the Behaviourist Approach to the Theory of Personality – Pavlov: Classical Conditioning – Radical Behaviour – What is Personality? – Conditioning of Emotions – B.F. Skinner: ‘Operant’ Behaviourism – Reinforcement – Eysenck Neurosis – Behavioural Insights for Counselling

    4. The Person-Centred Approach – Carl Rogers – Basic Concepts of Person-Centred Theory – Healthy and Unhealthy Functioning – Summary of Personal Functioning – Core Conditions – Egan’s Three Stage Skills Model

    5. The Cognitive Approach – Cognitive Therapy Defined – Origins of Cognitive Theory – Comparisons between Cognitive and other Counselling Theories – Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy – Characteristics of Irrational Beliefs – Implications of REBT for Counselling – ABC Framework – REBT: D&E Factors – Reality Therapy

    6. The Pastoral Approach – Introduction to Pastoral Counselling – Pastoral Counselling Model 1: The Client as a Living Human Document – Pastoral Counselling Model 2: The Life of the (Soul) Client – Pastoral Counselling Model 3: The Three-Stage Integrative Model

    Assignment 1


    Section 2: Counselling Process, Skills and Practice


    7. The Counselling Process – Definitions of Counselling – Counselling Vocabulary – Clinical and Pastoral Counselling – Counselling as Distinguished from other Approaches – Person-Centred Counselling – Development of Core Conditions – Client-Focused Activities

    Assignment 2


    8. Basic Counselling Skills – Specific Counselling Skills – Key Concepts – Advanced Empathy – Advanced Empathic Highlights/Educated Hunches – Counselling Skills Audio – Three Key Understanding Skills – Skilled Helper Exercises – Self-Counsellor

    Assignment 3

     

    9. Care Skills of The Skilled Helper – The Middle Stage – Goal-Setting and Decision-Making – Force-Field Analysis – Commitment to Goals

    Assignment 4

     

    10. Professional Practice – Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling (BACP) – Confidentiality – Boundaries and Referral – Supervision – Continuing Professional Development

    Assignment 5

     

    Part 2: Grief & Bereavement Counselling

    1. Study Instructions – Definitions of Counselling – Confronting Death – Attitudes Towards Death and Dying – Grief: An Individual Experience – Checklist of Listening Skills – Self Test Exercise

    2. The Uniqueness of Grieving – Stages of Grief and other Grief Models – Mourning – Anxiety and Worry – Death and Dying – Knowledge – Self Test Exercise – Assignment

    3. Rites and Customs – Reasons for Funerals – Grieving Rituals and Actions – Ritual, The Bereaved and Religion – The Three Levels of Ritual – Funeral Ritual within a Christian Context – Rites of Passage – The Bereavement Counsellor’s Role – The Bereaved Client’s Story – Self Test Exercise

    4. A Child’s View of Death – A Child’s Experience of Death – Children’s Needs in Bereavement – Symptoms of Grief – Explanations About Death – Insights for helping bereaved children with their grief – Books for Bereaved Children – Self Test Exercise – Assignment

    5. Grief and Mourning for the Adolescent – Childhood Bereavement and Adolescence – Grief, Loss and Development Changes – Five Developmental Changes for the Adolescent – Adolescence and Loss – Adolescent Bereavement, Grief and Mourning – Helping the Bereaved Adolescent – Adolescent Bereavement and Vulnerability – Adolescent Bereavement and the Future – Self Test Exercise

    6. Grief and Loss following Death – Grief and Reaction Loss – Reactions to Other Types of Loss – The Principal Components of Grief – Other Types of Loss – Bereavement Reactions – Marital Breakdown – Loss Of Livelihood – Resources for Other Areas of Loss – Grief – Focus on Counselling Skills – Unanticipated Loss – The Experience of Growth Through Loss – Ways to Assist a Grieving Client – Self Test Exercise – Assignment

    7. When Grief Goes Wrong – Alternative Views – Complicated Grief – Difficult Reactions to Grief – Acute Depression – Factors Affecting Individual Responses to Grief – Light at the End of the Tunnel – Self Test Exercise

    8. Counselling the Dying: The Theatre of Suffering – Counselling Insights – Activity – Client Guidance and Support – A Powerful Reaction – Counselling with Sensitivity and Patience – Loss of Purpose – Aloneness – Bereaved Clients and their Needs – Bereavement Counsellor Support – Self Test Exercise – Assignment

    9. Grief and Loss: A Pastoral Response – Pastoral Care and Counselling – Issues faced by Bereavement Counsellors: Pastoral Perspective – Self Test Exercise

    10. Long Term Support for the Bereaved –Time As The Bereaved Healer – Counselling – Family Interaction in Grief – Support from Friends – Support from the Community of Faith – Visiting the Bereaved – Ending Long-term Counselling – Self Test Exercise – Assignment

    Copyright 2009 STT. All rights reserved. | STT, 8-10 Dutton Street, Manchester, M3 1LE, UK
    Phone: 0161 819 9911 | Email: info@sttcourses.co.uk | Conditions of Website Use |
    all major credit cards accepted
    Web design and development by WSI