May 18, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
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FSED 1020 Dynamics of Grief Management

3 Credit Hour(s)

This outline is a survey of the basic principles of psychology and counseling as they relate to Funeral Service. Especially stressed are the psychological concepts in the areas of grief, bereavement, mourning, aftercare, and crisis intervention with particular emphasis on roles of the funeral director.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:

  • identify the application of general psychology to funeral service.
  • apply values and purposes of the funeral rite for the family and friends.
  • illustrate the typical grief reactions and responses.
  • discuss  the theories of grief reaction and responses.
  • describe issues relating to children and death.
  • distinguish between the types and styles of counseling therapy and apply basic helping skills.
  • indent the major goals of counseling , as well as the functions of the funeral director in fulfilling the that role.
  • recognize the pre-need, at-need, and post funeral counseling opportunities.
  • recognize and understand personal resources for coping with loss and stress, as well as the time to make referrals to the appropriate community and /or professional resources.


Acceptance into FSED program and PSYC 1030  
This course is not designed for transfer to four-year universities. Students should check course recommendations with the college or university to which they intend to transfer for a baccalaureate degree. The receiving institution always makes the final decision about transferability of credits.

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