Jun 25, 2024  
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HD717 Grief and Loss (2 cr.)

This course offers a multidimensional approach to the spirituality of suffering, death, grief, and bereavement in the context of the participant’s own experience of profound loss. Participants focus on their assumptions, beliefs, and experiences in the context of their own spiritual and healing processes as well as those of other cultures.

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Describe their own history of loss and grief.
  2. Identify the common experiences of grief and loss and the theoretical and cross-cultural elements of suffering and bereavement.
  3. Describe the social, psychological, spiritual, and physical needs of dying persons and their loved ones.
  4. Prepare one to experience times of loss and grief as times of potential for meaning and self-development and assist others in their search for meaning from loss.
  5. Design a plan for using new understanding in their work or participation practices as consultants, counselors, supervisors, members, and leaders in their organizations.

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