What Will You Learn?
Course Overview: This course is part of the Ethereal Doctorate Degree Program in Thanatology at the School of Grief Education at AITU.
It is a 6-hour semester course that must be completed within 6 weeks.
This course focuses on the aspects of grief and loss related to all known age groups:
Infancy, Toddler, and Preschool
Elementary School-Aged Children
Tweens and Teens
Retirement and Reinvention
Review biological impacts, psychological experiences, and social contexts of grief.
Trace the evolution of classical grief theory to the task- and stage-based grief theories of the modern era.
Describe postmodern grief theories including the dual process model (DPM), meaning-making, continuing bonds, disenfranchised loss, ambiguous and non-finite loss.
Explore cultural impacts and the role of ritual in coping with loss.
Provide social and historical context for grief therapeutics.
Discuss concepts of mindfulness, attachment, and cultural humility and their intersection with grief work.
Utilize the perspective that loss is a normal and necessary part of life.
American International Theism University is authorized by the State of Florida, Department of Education Commission on Independent Education, Section 1005.06(1)(f), to award Associate, Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Degrees.
The American International Theism University is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.
ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).