2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Mar 26, 2019  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Bereavement and Grief Counseling, CSC



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PURPOSE: Bereavement and grief counseling is one of the fastest growing areas in the human services field. This career studies certificate provides advanced training to those currently working in the human services field and to students who are interested in working in hospice care, AIDS treatment, terminal illness, funeral services, hospitals and long-term care facilities. Students earning a certificate in bereavement and grief counseling will be able to employ the professional techniques of bereavement counseling and grief work, as well as develop an understanding of the emotional, psychological, physical and social aspects of death, dying, loss and grief.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Recognize the differences in mourning, grief, bereavement, and loss.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work in a multicultural context identifying the importance of diversity in bereavement and grief through application.
  3. Describe examples of human services agencies, their roles in providing support to the community, and potential careers in the human services sector.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Persons entering the public or private sectors of human services will be subjected to criminal background and sex offender registry checks, as well as a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site. Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures. These tests will be required as a condition of employment. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor.

 

Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Required Courses


Total Credits For Completion: 21


NOTES:

1Students must complete a placement test in English and complete all remedial English courses prior to enrolling in any of the Human Services/Mental Health Certificates or degrees.

2Students must obtain a grade of “C” or better in the human services sequence courses (HMS 100 , MEN 101  and MEN 102 ) in order to remain in the program. MEN 190 and MEN 196 are corequisites and must be taken in the same semester. All students who plan to pursue a degree or certification in Human Services are required to complete a 100 hour practicum. Students will secure their own practicum prior to the start of their MEN 190 and MEN 196 classes. All practicum sites must be approved by the Human Services Mental Health Program chair. Students must complete 100 hours in their practicum site.

3Students entering the public or private sectors of human services may be subjected to criminal background and sex offender registry checks and a TB screening as a condition of their placement in a training/practicum site. Students will be expected to cover any costs incurred for these procedures. This may also be required as a condition of employment.

4Students who are convicted felons or are on the sex offender registry in any state may not be able to secure internship sites. This will prevent them from completing requirements for the Human Services degrees and certificates.

5Students who are 18 years of age or younger may not be able to secure a practicum. Should students be unable to secure a practicum, they will be unable to complete the requirements of the Human Services degree or certificate and therefore be unable to graduate.

6Students must take HMS 100, HMS 106 and MEN 101 prior to enrolling in the practicum courses MEN 190 and MEN 196.

7Students seeking a certificate in Bereavement and Grief Counseling must secure a practicum in the area of bereavement, grief, or a hospice facility

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