Grief Counseling is more needed than it is used unfortunately. Many people drift away and allow pain and loss to negatively affect them. They sometimes do more damage by hiding grief. Grief Counseling is for basic loss. It can help one heal and cope better with loss and prevent pathological later reactions to grief. Certified grief counselors can play key roles in helping others deal with basic grief loss.
The article, “Demystifying Grief Counseling: Five FAQs” from Whats Your Grief looks at the importance of grief counseling. The article states,
“First, we want to clarify what we mean by ‘grief counseling’. When we use the terms ‘grief counseling’, we’re using it to mean any type of one-on-one, couples, or family therapy, provided by a licensed counselor, to someone(s) who experienced a significant loss. Ideally, the counselor will have experience and expertise related to grief and bereavement, though their backgrounds will vary. ”
It is important to realize that licensed counselors can provide more indepth counseling beyond basic loss. Many licensed counselors are also grief certified. Qualified professionals who are not licensed can provide basic grief support but not beyond the basic elements of loss. To read the entire article, please click here
Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Training for certified grief counselors. The program is open to qualified professionals who are looking for an online and independent study program