Grief Support Specialist

Grief support specialistThis certification program, offered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is the first of its kind in the nation at a major university. The instructors are renowned experts in the field, offering a curriculum that focuses on learning and understanding the complexity of personal loss and counseling people who have suffered from a major loss whether the result of death, divorce, unemployment, destruction due to drug abuse, or any traumatic personal devastation.

Certification through the University of Wisconsin-Madison included the following requirements:

  • Meeting pre-requisites for attendance, including a bachelor’s degree in a health care or counseling field and/or employment in a health care or counseling setting.
  • Attending five days of in-residence classes
  • Completing a grief-related project