Grief Counseling Certification Article on Divorce and Grief

Divorce can be crippling to many.  The heartbreak can devastate a person.  The secondary losses of comfort and security are also immense as a person is displaced and thrown into a world of chaos.  Divorce is one of the more stressful and sad events anyone can go through and it is important to know who to talk to and how to better cope during this chaotic time

The grief of divorce has many layers. Please also review AIHCPs’ Grief Counseling Certification and see if it meets your goals


The article, “Understanding Gray Divorce and the Grieving Process” by Carol Hughes and Bruce Fredenburg look deeper at the pain and stress of divorce.  Their article states,

“Specific to divorcing couples is the work of University of Virginia psychologist Robert Emery, who differentiates grieving an irrevocable loss like death from grieving a revocable loss like divorce, in which the possibility of reconciliation remains for the former spouses and their children. Based on his case observations and research, he developed a theory of grief in divorce that describes a cycle of grief for the divorcing couple. ”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Grief Counseling Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification as a grief counselor.