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.
Topic 1 Introduction and unit overview
Topic 2 Exploring the landscape of loss
Topic 3 Establishing theoretical approaches
Topic 4 Establishing therapeutic interventions
Topic 5 A new model for understanding grief
Topic 6 Exploring the individual experiences of loss, listening to personal grief narratives
Topic 7 Engaging with the grief narrative, focus on resilience and vulnerability
Topic 8 Crisis and trauma
Topic 9 Crisis intervention
Topic 10 Practitioner perspectives
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.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||differentiate between grief, trauma and crisis theory||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||show evidence of ability to research||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|3||ability to critically analyse a topic leading to either grief trauma or crisis counselling||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically analyse crisis counselling and its application||Intellectual rigour||Communication and social skills|
|5||critically reflect on own values and beliefs about grief, trauma and crises||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||demonstrate an understanding of issues for client populations and counsellors working in grief, trauma and crisis counselling.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- Reprinted in 2012: Machin, L, 2009, Working with Loss & Grief: A New Model for Practitioners, Sage Publications, London. ISBN: 978-1-4129-4668-1.
Teaching and assessment
|Workshop on-site 3hrs (12 Weeks)|
|Structured online learning 3hrs (12 Weeks)|
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