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Grief, Loss, and Trauma Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Grief, Loss, and Trauma is intended for currently admitted graduate students wishing to acquire knowledge and develop clinical skills to work with individuals who have experienced or are experiencing grief, loss, or trauma.

Certificate candidates must currently be admitted to a graduate program at the university or hold a terminal degree and be admitted to the graduate school. Course work for the certificate must be completed at the University of Tennessee within a five-year period. A minimum 3.5 GPA must be earned in all certificate courses. An important part of the program is COUN 560 for graduate students who participate as grief facilitators in the Grief Outreach Initiative. A capstone paper is required.


12 Graduate Credit Hours:
  • COUN 560
  • COUN 580 or COUN 555 or COUN 655
  • At least two of the following:  COUN 551, COUN 554, COUN 562, COUN 662, CFS 511, CFS 562, COUN 566 (students may request substitution for one of the required courses listed in this bullet; requires approval from the certificate coordinator).

Refer to the Graduate Catalog for a description of the courses.  For more detailed information regarding the certificate, please visit Grief, Loss, and Trauma Graduate Certificate.


Certificate Coordinator:
Laura S. Wheat |