Axia College of University of Phoenix
Grief is defined as a type of emotional or mental suffering from a loss, sorrow, or regret (Dictionary.com, LLC, 2010). Grief affects people of all ages, races, and sexes around the world. Approximately, 36% of the world’s population does or has suffered from grief and only a mere 10% of these people will seek out help (Theravive, 2009). Once a person is suffering from grief it is important to receive treatment. All too often, people ignore grief resulting in deep depression, substance abuse, and other disorders (Theravive, 2009). Grief counseling is very common and can be very helpful to a person in need of assistance. Grief counseling provides the support, understanding, and encouragement to understand, accept, and deal with the feelings of grief caused by unexpected losses, sorrows, or regrets. The organization I am going to create will be a non-profit counseling center. This counseling center will be focusing on grief diagnosis and treatment. This treatment center will offer its services to both children and adults. It will offer out-patient counseling sessions as well as inpatient treatment referrals. Qualifying patients will be referred via their family doctors or the employee assistance program (EAP). They will be offered two to three counseling sessions at no cost to them. The first session will be an introductory session. At this session the counselor will talk to the patient and receive all information important to the treatment of the issues causing the patient’s grief. After all the information is gathered the counselor will make an estimate of the amount of time the person will need to be in treatment. At the second session the counselor will discuss with the client the best treatment plan suited to their needs. Once the clients have been evaluated a treatment program must be put into place. For those suffering from severe grief inpatient services may be required. If this is the case, the
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