Grief is a complex and inevitable part of life for human beings and yet there are many misconceptions about the nature of grief and how best to cope with this natural healing process. The past year and unfolding historical context we are living in have brought grief and loss to the forefront, and challenged social work practioners. This course will review contemporary theories and intervention approaches recommended to address typical, complex and diverse types of grief. Implications for a public health response to grief and loss in our current social context will be discussed. The current DSM-V treatment for grief and complicated grief will also be discussed.
Counts as Elective course for Trauma Certificate Program
*Each class this year will be held via Zoom. Participant numbers will be capped to ensure a personalized learning experience and there will be numerous opportunities for engagement (e.g. small group discussions, role plays, case studies). As such, learners should prepare for active participation. We ask that students keep their cameras on as much as they are able, while understanding that it may not be possible to keep cameras on throughout the entire class. Rest assured that we will take many breaks throughout each class to help assuage Zoom fatigue.