Provide grief and loss counselling

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCFCS004, 'Provide grief and loss counselling'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Explore the client’s understanding of grief and loss

1.1 Engage with client using their framework and language to establish an environment of safety and trust

1.2 Join with the client to explore client’s understanding of grief and loss

1.3 Assist clients to understand how their unique context has impacted on their experience of grief and loss

1.4 Explain the role of the counsellor in dealing with loss

2. Assist clients to understand the different impacts of grief and loss

2.1 Explain the possible range of responses to grief and loss

2.2 Use intervention techniques to assist the client to normalise their responses to grief and loss

2.3 Use correct terminology and concepts in the grief counselling process

2.4 Identify the key issues in bereavement counselling setting

2.5 Apply counselling strategies to diverse responses to grief

3. Formulate counselling responses to grief and loss

3.1 Monitor and respond to client presentations including safety and assessed risks

3.2 Assist client to set goals or outcomes for the grief and loss process, dependant upon clients position in grieving process

3.3 Match therapeutic interventions to client’s needs and goals

3.4 Facilitate referrals to other support services where appropriate

4. Terminate counselling sessions

4.1 Recognise when the counselling is no longer serving the interests or needs of the client

4.2 Discuss with the client when counselling no longer appears to serve their interest or needs and either renegotiate the professional relationship or terminate the service

4.3 Engage the client in determining any further external interventions as identified and arrange appropriate referrals

5. Seek feedback from clients about the counselling service provided

5.1 Review counselling progress and provision regularly with the client

5.2 Obtain feedback from the client throughout and at the conclusion of the counselling service

5.3 Use feedback strategies to encourage client contribution to improved counselling practice

5.4 Review client feedback and use this to inform practice reflection and improvement in conjunction with supervision