Advanced Certificate in Thanatology (Grief Counseling)

The 18-credit Advanced Certificate Program in Thanatology (Grief Counseling) is designed for students who have completed their Baccalaureate Degree and are interested in working with the dying and bereaved, or for students who have a Master’s Degree and seek additional training. The certificate also may be taken alone or as part of the Master’s program in Guidance and Counseling, Gerontology, Mental Health Counseling or Art Therapy.

The program is designed to meet the criteria for certification by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Graduates of the program have found employment in hospices, hospitals or agencies that serve dying and bereaved clients. Other students have used the certificate to enhance their skills and roles as hospice staff, clergy or spiritual care workers, nurses, educators, counselors or social workers.

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Division Office:
Chidwick 103 914-654-5561,
Assistant Dean for Academic Administration: Wendi Vescio, Chidwick 103