Death Education; Counselor Education; International Counseling Identity


In the 21st century, counselors are faced with the challenge of assessing age old issues through a modern lens. In particular, today’s counselors provide grief related services to a growing number of global citizens each with their own “individual culture.” The purpose of this article is to overview the use of an international perspective in training counselors to work with issues of grief and to highlight the importance of integrating death education into the counseling curriculum. A brief overview of adaptive grieving styles and an internationally relevant approach for bereavement counseling is presented.

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Correspondence for this article should be addressed to Elizabeth Doughty, Department of Counseling, Idaho State University, Meridian, ID. Electronic mail may be sent to dougeliz@isu.edu

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