Professional Development

Professional Development: GRIEF & LOSS

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Vision College School of Counselling is delighted to offer an exciting professional development opportunity: Working with Grief and Loss - Semester 1.

Grief and loss is something everybody encounters in their lives. At times focused or ongoing support is helpful to work through the impact and significance of our experiences. This course provides a sound integrative theoretical basis for working with grief and loss. The course is tailored for those working clinically and or in pastoral and social service contexts. Normal and complicated grief processes are explored from a holistic perspective, including spiritually, within an interactive learning environment.

Cobus de Lange facilitates 'Working with Grief and Loss'. Following an extensive career as a Chaplain and Counsellor in the South African Air Force, Cobus became a tutor on the Bachelor of Counselling at Vision College (2012). Cobus' exposure to the military, and private sectors, has given him a wealth of experience in working with grief and loss. Cobus developed a sensitivity to working with people from widely differing worldviews and perspectives, often in traumatic and complex situations.

Our professional development courses are all level 7, NZQA accredited, and part of our Bachelor of Counselling. Participants can enrol in these courses for either academic credit (15 credits each $761.20) or for professional development (audit $600) which means you don't undertake assignments and gain a certificate. The courses are facilitated at the Christchurch Campus, 50 Hazeldean road, Addington.