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Grief Counseling Concentration
 

Dealing with issues related to dying and loss of beloved ones can involve a lot of emotions and helping people to get through their mourning process would need a thorough understanding of the psychological aspects related to death, dying and near death situations. As a grief counselor, earning a Master’s degree would enrich your academic knowledge base of counseling theories along with the practical experience in counseling techniques. This would, by all standards, provide you with a solid tool to help you in positively impact the lives of people passing through the trauma of losing beloved ones.


AITU Master’s degree programs are provided on- campus and online in a flexible and accelerated format. In the Flexible Format you will finish each course in 15 weeks while in the Accelerated Form, you can finish each course in 6 weeks

AITU Master’s Degree in Grief Counseling is a 48 credit hour degree which includes

Earning a Master’s Degree will position you as an expert but, also, as one who has a expertise in education. This will definitely increase your income and allow you to take higher positions and qualifies you to pursue further studies towards your Ph. D.


Flexible or Accelerated format

AITU Master’s degree programs are provided on- campus and online in a flexible and accelerated format. In the Flexible Format you will finish each course in 15 weeks while in the Accelerated Form, you can finish each course in 6 weeks.

 

Masters Degree Program in Grief Counseling

 
GRFM 500 : Psychotherapy Overview: Theory and Practice I

This course is part of the Accelerated Masters program in Grief Counseling at AITU. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. Its aim is to gain a working understanding of fundamental theories of psychotherapy and its practice. GRFM 500 is the first part with GRFM 525 completing the topic. Together the courses provide you with a theoretical understanding of various approaches to therapy and a practical skill set necessary for the effective practice of grief therapy. You will also find consistent opportunities to apply the material to grief therapy specifically. This is the same course that applies to the Accelerated Doctoral in Grief Counseling program GRFD 1101.

GRFM 525 : Psychotherapy Overview: Theory and Practice II

This course is part of the Accelerated Master’s program in Grief Counseling at AITU. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. Its aim is to gain a working understanding of fundamental theories of psychotherapy and its practice. GRFM 500 is the first part with GRFM 525 completing the topic. Together the courses provide you with a theoretical understanding of various approaches to therapy and a practical skill set necessary for the effective practice of grief therapy. You will also find consistent opportunities to apply the material to grief therapy specifically. This is the same course offered as part of the Accelerate Master’s program in Grief Counseling GRFD 1102.

GRFM-550 : Grief Counseling

This course is part of the Accelerated Doctorate in Grief Counseling program at AITU. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of grief counseling. The coursework topics include: the nature of the experience of grief, attachment/loss, the major factors that mediate the mourning process, “uncomplicated” vs. “complicated” grief processes and how they can be facilitated by the counselor, special types of loss (such as through suicide), grief in the family system, preparing to deal with loss/grief as a counselor.

 

GRFM 575 : Ethics in Grief Counseling

This course is part of the Accelerated Doctorate in Grief Counseling program at AITU. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks. The aim of this course is provide students with an overview of major ethical issues in counseling and how to handle a variety of situations in practice, including self-awareness, multicultural sensitivity, legal issues, confidentiality, boundaries, multiple relationships, issues surrounding consultation and supervision, and a selection of ethical issues related to work with couples, families, groups and communities.

 

GRFM 625 : Treatment Planning

This course is part of the Accelerated Doctorate Program in Grief Counseling offered by AITU. It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed in 6 weeks. Its aim is to provide you with a background in identifying presenting problems and developing goals, objectives and other aspects to assist clients in making progress in therapy while enhancing the therapeutic alliance.

GRFM 650 : Dealing With Grief of Loss

 

GRFM 700 : Multicultural Aspects of Grief Counseling

 

GRFM 725 : Counseling with Families

 

GRFM 750 : Grief Counseling with Children

 

GRFM 775 : Grief Counseling with Adolescents

 

GRFM 800 : Graduate Thesis/Project in Grief Counseling