This 12 week course walks students through an in-depth understanding of the root causes of grief and prepares students to work with grieving clients as a trusted doula.
Grief, the process & emotions of working through loss, is a universal experience. While the root causes of grief vary widely, it’s a state of emotional devastation that is uniquely human and always rooted in trauma. In this Twelve week course led by Linde Carter, RN students will receive an in-depth education on grief in all its forms. The class will discuss the various ways grief manifests in individuals, coping skills, support tools and best practices for helping individuals manage and work through their complex feelings as they process and come to accept their loss and the changes to their life as a result.
Students will be expected to participate in class lectures, discussions, (open book) quizzes, case study and a final exam to receive their certification.
Successful completion of this course and the earning of the Certified Grief Specialist Doula Certification will equip existing and new doulas with the skills they need to help their clients reach personal peace when dealing with complex emotions stemming from trauma.
Module 1 IDLM Orientation How Grief Happens; Overview of Types of Losses
Module 2 Grief: A Unique Journey; Myths Vs. Facts
Module 3 Living with Grief; Grief Theorists and Resources
Module 4 Grief on Holidays and Special Dates
Module 5 Exploring the Different Types of Grief
Module 6 Exploring Traumatic Loss and Grief
Module 7 Pediatric Loss and Grief
Module 8 Pet Loss and Grief
Module 9 Comforting & Supporting Grievers; Ethical Considerations
Module 10 How Meditation Can Create Pathways Through Grief
Module 11 Completing the Process: Finding Meaning
Module 12 Case Studies in Grief