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PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Grief Counseling

Students who want to learn more about helping the bereaved may be interested in the Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a concentration in Grief Counseling program at Regent University. More information on this online Ph.D. program is below.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a concentration in Grief Counseling

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Grief Counseling program should have at least one year of professional experience working in the mental health field as well as a master's degree in a related field, such as pastoral ministry. psychology, counseling, or social work. All aRegent University graduate programs must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited school; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies program with a Grief Counseling concentration at Regent is designed primarily for mental health professionals who are looking to advance their careers into the area of bereavement healing. Students have the chance to learn techniques for fostering forgiveness, caregiving for people who have lost loved ones, and strategies for providing professional mental health support. Courses in this program delve into topics like psychometric testing, disaster trauma first aid, and crisis counseling. All of these subjects are examined from a Christian worldview.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

51 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a Concentration in Grief Counseling:

Students can complete this 51-hour Ph.D. program in two years. All of the credit hours concentrate on the discipline of mental health and are divided between dissertations, classroom work, and 150 hours of field work. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (51 credits)

  • Information Research & Resources
  • Introduction & Leadership
  • Supervision
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Research Methods In Psychological Sciences I
  • Indigenous Mental Health Care I
  • Statistics
  • Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid
  • Appraisal & Psychometrics
  • Counseling Ministry for the Bereaved
  • Field Experience
  • Grant Writing & Dissertation Proposal
  • Community & Crisis Counseling
  • Dissertation Research I
  • Dissertation Research II
  • Grief & Bereavement
  • Capstone: Psychological Sciences & Christian Thought
  • Dissertation Research III

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Bereavement, grief, and advanced techniques in mental health counseling are the main focus of this Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Grief Counseling program at Regent University. With a deeper understanding of these disciplines, graduates may be able to find employment at the top of the mental health field.

Here are a few positions that could be a good fit for graduates:

  • Grief and bereavement program director
  • Chaplaincy consultant
  • Recovery care administrator
  • Mental health services executive