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.
No application required. 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.
Participation and Attendance
Full attendance and participation are required to complete these workshops. Participants are requested, as much as possible, to have their cameras on. We know there are situations where this is not possible, so please send a message to your instructor or the Professional Development host to let them know that you are unable to turn on your camera. Our workshops are interactive and include breakout rooms, role play, group discussions and other activities. Participation is required.
The Death, Dying and Bereavement certificate workshops are available remotely through Zoom.
For more information about this certificate contact the Faculty of Social Work Professional Development office:
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