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 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 Grief counselling I
Topic 8 Grief counselling II
Topic 9 Responding to traumatic community events
Topic 10 Trauma-informed practice
Topic 11 Grief, trauma and crisis counselling in human services
Topic 12 Working in the field
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||describe appropriate human service responses to loss, trauma and crisis||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe how to support the recovery of people experiencing grief, trauma and/or crisis||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||critically analyse theories of grief, trauma and crisis counselling and their application||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||critically reflect on own values and beliefs about grief, trauma and crises||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||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|
- Machin, L, 2014, Working with loss and grief: a theoretical and practical approach, 2nd edn, Sage Publications, Los Angeles. ISBN: 9781446248881.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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