1 x 60-minute seminar weekly
1 Admission into GCLGTC-Graduate Certificate in Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling
1a Admission into GCCVCYP-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Vulnerable Children and Young People
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
SOAD9221 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
It is expected that students normally will complete this topic after, or concurrently with, the other topics in the Graduate Certificate.
Course context
Graduate Certificate in Loss, Grief and Trauma Counselling
Topic description
This topic is designed to provide an opportunity for students to participate in a project that examines some aspect of practice with clients. This may involve activity within a social welfare agency, such that some contribution is made to the life of the agency. The project should involve exploration of practice and service delivery issues. It may, but does not necessarily, involve some participation in the service delivery of an agency. The project will be geared to issues relevant to the content of that course.
Educational aims
The aim of this topic is to provide students in the GCLGTC with the opportunity to explore, research, analyse and write about, in some depth, a specific theme within the areas of loss, grief and trauma. The project theme chosen will fit with a student's specific learning goals within the GCLGTC, but the project also may be useful for others, such as the student's workplace, social welfare service providers, client groups, or the general public.
Expected learning outcomes
Students successfully completing this topic should be able to:
  • Identify and research one issue of concern related to practice with clients or service delivery in the area of loss, grief and trauma
  • Write a clear literature-based report of knowledge and/or findings resulting from their professional practice project
  • Articulate ways in which the results of their project can be used by others associated with the practice area of loss, grief and trauma.