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Grief Counselors WhoTreat Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

Grief Counselors WhoTreat Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

  What is considered self-harm? Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Human Development Professor Donald Greydanus, M.D. American Institute Health Care Professionals‘s insight: Grief counseling should attempt to pinpoint adolescent issues regarding self harm.  Grief counselors can help children find out why they wish to harm themselves.  Usually child grief stems from unresolved grief, low self esteem, trauma or other similar psychological pathologies.  Grief therapy and some grief counseling may be beneficial. If you wish to become certified as a grief counselor then please review the program.  The program consists of core courses that lead

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Grief Counselors and How They Deal with Suicide Issues

Grief Counselors and How They Deal with Suicide Issues

The effects of suicide on surviving members is great.  Beyond acute care, looming psychological issues can hover above the friends and family of the victim. As Christian counselors and grief counselors, one is looking for abnormal signs of grief that goes against the normal grief reactions. These abnormal trajectories of grief can lead to later  complications that include depression, loss of faith, survivor guilt or another potential suicide. Family members need to acknowledge they were powerless to stop the suicide.  They need to look to God for healing and not blame themselves.  Guilt can easily seap into the conscious mind

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Why Grief Counselors Must Understand the Function of Sadness

Why Grief Counselors Must Understand the Function of Sadness

Grief Counselors Must Understand the Function of Sadness Emotions are extremely important to one’s biological survival.  The interwoven nature of the soul and body interact with each other and effect each other.  The emotions of the soul are manifested in the body via various expressions or chemical reactions.  These emotions also serve various functions. Grief Counselors should take into account these functions. One example of an emotion is anger.  Anger helps the person react properly to a threat and prepares the body for confrontation.  It also gives the body the expressions and mannerisms needed to ward off others in hopes