Educational Resources

Bereavement Studies New England Institute

Bachelor of Science in Bereavement Studies, Mount Ida College in Newton, Mass. It has two components: Bereavement Counseling Program and Funeral Home Management. The former is designed for all professionals who wish to specialize in the theory and application of the psychology of grief and acquire and refine skills to respond effectively to the needs of the dying and bereaved. The core bereavement courses broaden the student's knowledge of and sensitivity to the important ethical and medical / legal issues confronted by both the grieving individuals and the professionals who serve them. The funeral home component is designed for students who seek to develop the skills necessary to manage a successful business practice. Students develop competencies in the use of community outreach and a knowledge of the methods of business expansion and advertising issues.

For More Information Contact:

The National Center for Death Education of Mount Ida College
777 Dedham St.
Newton, Mass, 02159

Telephone: 617-969-7000


Ursuline College

Ursuline College offers a graduate, online, interdisciplinary course in end-of-life care. It will be offered next Spring, 2005 with faculty from nursing, ministry and art therapy. This course is part of the post master's degree Ursuline has for nurses. All are welcome!

For More Information Contact:

M. Murray Mayo, PhD
Palliative Care Program
Breen School of Nursing
Ursuline College
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, OH 44121-4398

Telephone: 440 449-3367


lgonquin College Part Time Programs: Palliative Care - Multidiscipline

This program is designed to enrich the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of health care professionals who are currently working with or caring for the terminally ill and their families.

For Further Information, Contact:

Continuing Education Office, Algonquin College
Renfrew County Sector
315 Pembroke St. East
Pembroke Ontario K8A 3K2

Phone Number: (613)735-4721


Bereavement Education On-Line

Toronto Advanced Professional Education
In Affiliation with John D. Morgan and Supported by MADD Canada

As a professional with an interest in the field of grief and bereavement, you will be pleased to learn about this innovative On-Line Certificate Program in Bereavement Education. New this year, TAPE Educational Services and John D. Morgan, with the support of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada), offer you an exciting opportunity to complete this Certificate Program on-line in just eight weeks.

The objective of this program is to give the general public an opportunity to learn about bereavement, grief and mourning in a user friendly way. The Certificate program is comprised of eight units. Each unit will include a group discussion, a test, and on-line consultations with the instructor, Dr. John D. Morgan.

Presented By: Dr. John D. Morgan, Ph.D
Registration Fees: Individual units: $125.00 + GST = $133.75 (CDN)
Entire program: $1,000.00 plus GST = $1,070.00 (CDN)
(Please note that non-Canadian residents are exempt from GST)

Program Begins: Monday, January 12, 2004 (8 weeks in length)
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Program Format: This program will run three times between January 2004 and July 2004. Units may be taken on an individual basis and students may participate in different units during different program runnings.

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Unit One: Introduction - Theories about grief and mourning
Begins January 12, 2004 or March 15, 2004

Unit Two: Internal and external modifiers that may impact grief and mourning
Begins January 19, 2004 or March 22, 2004

Unit Three: The mourning process; recovery from grief
Begins January 26, 2004 or March 29, 2004

Unit Four: The complications of the mourning process
Begins February 2, 2004 or April 5, 2004

Unit Five: Grief in childhood
Begins February 9, 2004 or April 12, 2004

Unit Six: Grief in adulthood
Begins February 16, 2004 or April 19, 2004

Unit Seven: Grief in later life
Begins February 23, 2004 or April 26, 2004

Unit Eight: Cultural variations in grief and mourning
Begins March 1, 2004 or May 3, 2004

Instructor: John D. Morgan, Ph.D - Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and founder of King’s College Centre for Education about Death and Bereavement, University of Western Ontario. Dr. Morgan is also Executive Coordinator of the Bereavement Ontario Network, Series Editor - Death Value and Meaning Series, Research Coordinator for the Baywood Publishing Company, and Project Program Manager for the “Loss, Grief and Growth” program at the London Ontario Grief Resource Centre.

TAPE Educational Services Inc
180 Bloor Street West, Upper Concourse Toronto, ON M5S 2V6
416-929-3396 1-877-270-8273

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