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Admissions Information
Application and any transcripts are to be submitted directly to:
The Graduate School Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5667 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5667
Fax (734) 432-5862
Email: grad@madonna.edu

Post-Master's Cert Bereavement
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Post-Master's Cert Bereavement    
   Required Courses    
      HSP 5200   Grieving Family Systems 3 cr.  The application of knowledge about the complexity of dynamics as they occur in grieving families following the death of a loved one, preparing students to be effective helpers in the field of hospice bereavement. Theoretical foundations include family systems theory, family developmental theory, family communication theory, and grief theories as they specifically address the growth potential from grief and how loss affects individual and family development over time. Students explore their own family-of-origin loss experiences through analysis of case studies, popular cultural portrayal of loss in videos and music, and selected experimental activities such as relaxation, meditation, and journaling. 
      HSP 5300   Dimensions of Complicated Grief 3 cr.  Examination of dimensions of complicated grief with special attention to assessment, diagnosis, intervention, current research, and community referral resources. The factors involved in the increased number of individuals and families experiencing complicated or unresolved grief are explored, such as the incidence of murder, suicide, accidental death, the death of infants and children, pre-existing psychiatric disorders of the bereaved, and dysfunctional family dynamics. 
      HSP 5400   Developing Comprehensive Bereavement Programs 3 cr.  Examination of the wide range of services that may be offered to the community, ranging from basic bereavement support, to professional grief therapy and patient hospitalization, so as to prepare students to develop a comprehensive bereavement program that takes into consideration limited resources while delivering quality grief services. Content includes assessing hospice and community bereavement needs, staffing patterns, community referral resources, and program development in various aftercare settings. 
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