2021-2022 Catalog

CPC 511 Psychology of Loss and Grief

This course examines the experience of grief and loss from a range of perspectives. Students will explore the varied ways that loss may be experienced, contended with, and integrated into one’s worldview. Loss is inevitable; nothing and no one lasts forever. Learning to be with others who are in mourning (eg. death of a loved one or pet; loss of a meaningful relationship; loss of employment; loss of identity) is important for clinical counsellors. Awareness of the culturally diverse ways in which grief and mourning are experienced and expressed is also an essential area of competency for all practitioners.