Death and grief are part of life. Yet how they are experienced can be influenced by many factors, including culture, stage of life, personal experiences and circumstances surrounding the death. In addition, death continues to be a forbidden topic for many people, making it difficult for the living to acknowledge and work through their grief. The Death, Dying and Bereavement certificate is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and resources to assist them in walking with compassion through the dying and grief journey with clients and patients.
To complete the Death, Dying and Bereavement certificate, you must take a minimum of 84 course hours. You may complete the workshops in any order, but it is strongly recommended that you take the Foundations of Grief workshop first if you do not have previous training or experience in this field. You can complete this certificate in as little as one year or take up to seven years.
The Death, Dying and Bereavement certificate workshops are available through remote and in-person (Kitchener) delivery options.
For more information about this certificate contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext. 5234