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Vocational Graduate Diploma Of Counselling Grief And Loss

AIPC’s Vocational Graduate Diploma of Counselling provides a higher level, vocational and flexible alternative to traditional Post Graduate courses offered by Universities. These courses help counsellors with relevant qualifications or experience acquire extended, advanced and specialist learning in counselling fields, without comprising on the quality or level of education.

A Vocational Graduate Diploma will give you higher level knowledge and skills, leading to better outcomes with clients, and greater recognition and referral from allied health professionals. As a specialist counsellor with a Vocational Graduate Diploma, there are many opportunities for you as an employee or in private practice.

Grief and Loss

The Grief and Loss Specialty Stream begins with evaluating theoretical and conceptual methods in loss and grief practice including theories of bereavement, stages of grief, responses to grief, adjustment and transition processes, coping strategies, adaptive and complicated grief, and support options.

The Stream continues with you applying therapeutic clinical approaches to loss and grief. The integration of the goals of loss and grief therapy into a plan for effective intervention, managing the expression of intense emotion, and assessing and implementing appropriate referral practices are covered. This unit also includes developing an awareness of your personal experiences of loss and grief and how to effectively manage this when counselling others.

The third unit covers facilitating group support in loss and grief and includes the initiation, development and design of a program for loss and grief support, planning group membership through appropriate assessment and selection procedures, and coordinating, facilitating, reviewing and amending a group support program.

The Grief and Loss Specialty Stream continues with a focus on planning and initiating interventions in complicated or unresolved grief including the assessment of complicated grieving patterns and how they are different from expected responses to loss. You analyse client symptoms to initiate interventions to help clients recognise inhibiting factors in the grief process and work towards their resolution.

The final unit of this Stream provides a framework to respond to traumatic grief. Communicating sensitively and compassionately with individuals experiencing sudden, unexpected loss; assessing their readiness for intervention; and designing, managing and implementing traumatic grief interventions are covered in this unit.

We understand that in today’s fast paced world it can be difficult to find the time to gain a qualification, particularly at the graduate level. For this reason we have a strong focus on making our graduate programs as accessible and flexible to your needs as possible.

The most effective way to gain specialist professional knowledge is through the Institute’s Vocational Graduate Diploma of Counselling.

Vocational Graduate Diplomas are vocationally focused. They skill students with highly practical, applicable vocational and occupational expertise for the workplace, underpinned by an extensive theoretical base.

Vocational Graduate Diplomas provide a higher level, vocational alternative to traditional Post Graduate courses offered by Universities. Vocational Graduate Diplomas provide extended, advanced and specialist learning for those who may not meet entry requirements to Post Graduate courses or do not want the additional time or cost constraints of traditional University, theory-based Post Graduate education. Vocational Graduate Diplomas, though, do not compromise on the quality or level of education.

The Institute’s Vocational Graduate Diploma is:

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  • Practical. Vocational Graduate Diplomas are a careful blend of theory and practical application, designed to provide you the best platform on which to develop your specialist knowledge and expertise to an advanced level. The Institute’s Vocational Graduate Diploma of Counselling skills students with an advanced level of practical counselling skill in specialist and complex counselling scenarios, built on a thorough foundation of theory.
  • Accessible. Vocational Graduate Diplomas are designed to allow entry from a variety of vocational and graduate pathways. They are an ideal extension of learning for those with a Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Bachelor qualification.
  • Flexible. All Institute programs are designed to fit around your other life commitments. Our courses can be completed externally by working through your course material at home. This is particularly useful if you have other obligations in your life that occupy your time. The practical components can be completed at your convenience in a local seminar, or by alternate means. Our courses are self paced, allowing you to progress at a speed that suits you; either moderately according to your lifestyle commitments, or faster if you wish to gain your graduate qualification more rapidly.
  • Cost effective. A Vocational Graduate Diploma is the most cost effective way to gain a graduate qualification.
  • Specialist. Vocational Graduate Diplomas are designed to enhance your theoretical understanding and experiential skills to an advanced level in specific areas. For this reason they’re the ideal way to educate in your area of interest. Graduates of the program also satisfy educational entry requirements for membership of the Australian Counselling Association's Professional Colleges.
  • Time efficient. The Vocational Graduate Diploma offered by the Institute can be completed in around 12-months.

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