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Unit description

Explores issues of grief, trauma and crises, such as death, illness, family breakdown, violence, abuse, disasters, and life changes. Examines theory and skills, attitudes and responses to grief, trauma and crises. Applies intervention models to grief, trauma and crises.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction and unit overview
Topic 2 Loss, trauma and crisis
Topic 3 Death and dying
Topic 4 Grieving
Topic 5 Theories that inform our understanding of loss and grief, trauma and/or crisis
Topic 6 Crisis intervention
Topic 7 Working with Grief I
Topic 8 Working with Grief II 
Topic 9 Responding to traumatic community events
Topic 10 Trauma-informed practice
Topic 11 Working with grief, trauma and crisis in the human services
Topic 12 Working in the field

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe appropriate human service responses to loss, trauma and crisisIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2describe how to support the recovery of people experiencing grief, trauma and/or crisis Ethical practice
3critically analyse theories of grief, trauma and crisis counselling and their applicationIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4critically reflect on own values and beliefs about grief, trauma and crisesKnowledge of a discipline
5demonstrate an understanding of issues for client populations and counsellors working in grief, trauma and crisis counselling.Knowledge of a discipline

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe appropriate human service responses to loss, trauma and crisis
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe how to support the recovery of people experiencing grief, trauma and/or crisis
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  3. critically analyse theories of grief, trauma and crisis counselling and their application
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. critically reflect on own values and beliefs about grief, trauma and crises
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. demonstrate an understanding of issues for client populations and counsellors working in grief, trauma and crisis counselling.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Prescribed texts

  • Machin, L, 2014, Working with loss and grief: a theoretical and practical approach, 2nd edn, Sage Publications, Los Angeles. ISBN: 9781446248881.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop online 1.5 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour  (12 Weeks)
Structured online learning 30 minutes  (12 weeks )
Assessment
Report40%
Critique 40%
Reflective writing20%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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International

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