Bereavement Counselling Level 3 Diploma
Recognised by the Complementary Medical Association
This Ascentis Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma course is designed to follow on from, and compliment the basic or introductory counselling course. Reappraisal of basic counselling skills and core knowledge will be covered, together with a detailed examination of the five approaches or theories counselling.
Specific attention will be given to psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches, which will give students a fuller working knowledge and understanding of advanced counselling skills. In specialist counselling fields, these advanced skills are necessary in order to be able to recognise and deal with the complex range of client needs, together with being able to understand the origins of these particular emotions and possible physiological factors.
The course consists of 10 modules, each with an assignment to complete, a thesis and an online examination to complete the course.
Module 1: Reappraisal, approaches and theories of counselling
The first module reflects on previous knowledge and looks in detail at the five theories which have been adopted as the main approaches in counselling. The work of Freud, Rogers, Skinner, Ellis, Jung and Eagan will be looked at in brief in this module, and the corresponding counselling approaches examined.
Module 2: The psychodynamic approach
Students will look at how the psychodynamic approach works and is applied to the counselling situation. Specific examples and activities will give the student indications as to which particular set of client conditions benefits most from this approach.
Module 3: The cognitive behavioural approach
In this module students will look at how the cognitive behavioural approach works and is applied to the counselling situation. Specific examples and activities will give the student indications as to which particular set of client circumstances benefits most from this approach.
Module 4: The person-centred approach
This module will look at how they work and are applied to the counselling situation. Specific examples and activities will give the student indications as to which particular set of client circumstances benefits most from this approach.
Module 5: Process, skill and boundaries
Students will have the opportunity to examine the counselling process itself and the skills needed in bereavement counselling. The module will also discuss boundaries or limitations in this most sensitive area of work and will look at how to recognise and deal with these limitations; where to go next and what the following steps are.
Module 6: Loss; concepts, origins and perspectives
The main focus of this module is looking at the concepts of loss in terms of how humans interpret different kinds of losses, and how these losses are put into categories. Cultural issues within a multicultural society will be examined, together with peoples perspectives on the loss of life and the historical denial or fear which has evolved since modern 'death' has become an unseen event.
Module 7: Understanding bereavement
The grieving process is the main topic area for this module, students will learn to understand the individual needs of people dealing with bereavement, and will give an insight into the implications of the process which can be psychological and physiological.
Module 8: Responding to grief
Bereavement counselling sessions are covered within this unit. Students will extend their vocabulary of the subject area. Appropriate vocabulary, expectations and responses will be examined, and there will be detailed references to particular skills which should be employed in certain situations.
Module 9: Bereavement counselling for special groups: Part 1
The remaining two modules both focus on counselling for special groups. In this module the student will learn how to deal with special individual groups: the loss of a partner, loss of a child, bereavement through trauma, disaster, war, terrorism and suicide.
Module 10: Bereavement counselling for special groups: Part 2
This module looks at the remaining special groups: children's bereavement, the loss of a pet, empathetic grief, and other bereavement situations.
All students must per 16 years of age and above.
Approximately 40 hours per unit
Final online multiple choice examination.
Please note that you can enrol on this course at anytime.
Level 3 Diploma in Bereavement Counselling
This course is Quality Assured by Ascentis
This is a dual certification course. You will receive a certificate from both the College and also the National Awarding body Ascentis. Fees for both are included in the course fee.
The course can be enrolled upon by students Internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
All study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the Diploma. Support is provided by the tutor department. Examination board certification upon completion. All examination fees.
Your course is in a paper file format, and your materials are delivered via courier.
Please note that included in your course fee is your registration to the On Campus student community.
You will require having one of the following packages to access your On Campus area:
Windows: Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
Macintosh: Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.
After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal Oxford student number via email.
The breakdown of your student fees is as follows: £20.00 for support, £5.00 for administration for the On Campus area inclusive of VAT at standard rate, and the remainder of the course fee is for course materials which are zero rated.
Courier fees are included free of charge, and there is a courier charge for packages sent outside of the UK. Packages sent within the EU £42.00, Packages to rest of world £52.00.