This unit will explore relevant OT and NT passages, selected books, and current research that reference grief and loss to consolidate theological understanding and emphasises pastoral and professional counselling applications.

Unit Code: DZ2567S

Points: 9.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Counselling

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Stirling Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Describe and demonstrate an understanding of grief and loss that engages spiritual, theological and psychological perspectives


Offer detailed exegesis analysis of a particular Bible passage on an aspect of grief and loss (e.g. death, suicide, abortion, suffering, workplace issues)


Develop a theologically informed professional counselling approach for care and support of people experiencing loss and grief


Articulate and theologically evaluate the major themes and insights of current research that lead to health-promoting Christian professional counselling

Unit sequence

Within the Advanced Diploma, Understanding Grief and Loss Counselling is a required unit for those who have not completed a similar unit in their diploma studies.


This unit employs interactive lectures, including seminar-style discussion of guided readings, student presentations, group projects and instructor-led group analysis of texts.


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)
Book Review

Book review 400 words

400 20.0

Essay 1000 words

1000 40.0

Report 400 words

400 20.0
Multi-media project

Multi-media project 400 words

400 20.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-11-21 15:07:27 +1100