Our Pet Bereavement Counselling Advanced Diploma will provide the student with more advanced and in-depth knowledge of the subject, the course covers, in detail, all the essential aspects of a Pet Carers bereavement journey that students would need to fully understand, in order to start to provide Pet Bereavement Counselling services either as an 'add on' to their current role in the pet industry or as a new career in this field.
Our course also covers the essential aspect of counselling skills which would be required for such a role.
Our course is written by Dawn Murray and is based on her 2 decades of first hand experience as a Pet Undertaker and a Pet Bereavement Counsellor. The Advanced Diploma not only covers bereavement but you will also learn the many practical support aspects that we know pet carers need help with as they go through their own bereavement journey and which are seldom taught collectively in any other similar courses.
Unlike other courses of this nature each student will have an assigned tutor for the duration of their course who can provide guidance and direction - and more importantly someone to talk to and discuss the students learning journey.
On completion of the course you will have the in-depth knowledge and personal confidence to support clients through pet bereavement.
The course consists of 10 modules which the student can study in their own time, at the end of each module the student will be asked to undertake a written assessment consisting of a number of questions and essays, this is to show they have gained enough knowledge to proceed to the next module.
What will you learn?
Module 1 - The Human Animal Bond - this module covers the Human Animal Bond and why it is important as a Pet Bereavement Counsellor to understand this unique connection we have with our companion animals -
Module 2 - End of Life - this module covers what the pet carer needs to know at the end of their pets life, including the Euthanasia process -
Module 3 - Aftercare - this module will cover the more practical aspects to consider post the death of a pet -
Module 4 - Memorials - this module considers what a pet carer may do to memorialise their pet -
Module 5 - Bereavement & Grief - this module examines the types of grief and the stages of grieving which impact on pet bereavement -
Module 6 - Surviving Pets, Children & Elderly - this module examines how surviving pets cope with grief and also examines how pet loss impacts children and the elderly -
Module 7 - Ambiguous Loss - this module looks at the specific issues related to ambiguous loss and how the impact pet carers
Module 8 - The Counsellor - this module examines in-depth the counselling skills needed to provide Pet Bereavement Counselling and focuses on how a Counselling session will work with your clients.
Module 9 - Alternative Therapies - this module introduces alternative therapies which can help during the pet carers bereavement journey
Module 10 - Practical Counselling- this module takes the student through, step by step, a case study where we examine everything we have learned and put it to a practical use
Students will receive a Certificate from both Living with Pet Bereavement and the CPD Certification Service on successful completion of the Diploma course. Our Advanced Diploma is not a counselling qualification, we address the term 'counsellor' as part of the course.
If you would like enrol on our Pet Bereavement Counselling Advanced Diploma course provided by Living with Pet Bereavement please select the option above to pay the full course fee of £549. The fee includes all printed course materials and access to a dedicated tutor for the duration of your course. On receipt of payment one of our staff will get in touch with further details about your course.
Dawn Murray's new book 'An Introduction to Pet Bereavement Counselling' is now available to buy on Amazon. This is a must have reference book for anyone who supports or counsels others through pet bereavement.