Free Pastoral Counseling Training
Are you interested in learning how to more effectively help those you have been called to service? Take our free training on Grief, Loss, and Resilience. This is a free sample module of a full program called the ACPE Pastoral Care Specialist, which is a 48-hour training in pastoral counseling and mental health first aid for pastoral caregivers in a variety of settings.
Grief and loss are perhaps the single most prevalent issues that pastoral caregivers will encounter in their ministries. Our culture discourages us from directly and productively facing the pain of grief. As such, grieving people will often seek out a faith leader or helping professional for support in sorting through their confusion about how they are feeling.
Given this, it is essential that pastoral caregivers acquire basic knowledge about grief and loss, so that they are equipped to respond effectively to it when they encounter it. This module consists of 50 minutes of video lecture and 10 minutes of reading (1 hour total).
Grief, Loss, and Resilience (1 hour)
Goal: To offer a comprehensive understanding of the various aspects of grief and loss and to provide participants with concrete strategies for supporting people experiencing grief.