MFT 715: Trauma, Grief & Loss in Families
Synonym:81642 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Thursdays 1/12 - 4/26 (1:00PM-3:59PM)
Competency Area: Additional Course
Restricted to MFT Ph.D. II students; others by written permission of the Instructor provided to the Registrar's Office via Antioch email.
This course addresses the theoretical framework of human loss and grief from culturally and philosophically diverse perspectives. Attention is focused on life span development and the meaning of death and loss at different ages within families. Various types of loss are discussed from individual, family and socio-cultural perspectives. The importance of understanding trauma and its relationship to grief and loss will be addressed. Coping and resiliency in loss are explored, emphasizing the diversity of human responses and focusing on the significance of social groups in integrating loss. The formation and practice of rituals, and diversity of religious and spiritual experiences as a component of coping with loss will be discussed.