Ambiguous Loss Certificate
Expand your expertise for working with Ambiguous Loss
The University of Minnesota’s Department of Family Social Science is offering an online noncredit certificate program led by Dr. Pauline Boss, professor emeritus and the groundbreaking therapist revered as a pioneer in the interdisciplinary study of ambiguous loss. For over thirty years, her work has focused on connecting family science and sociology with family therapy and psychology.
Professionals from a variety of disciplines will find this course valuable, including family therapists, social workers, educators, nurses, psychologists, school and guidance counselors, grief counselors, international humanitarian workers, clergy and pastoral counselors, military support personnel, and health care professionals.
Learn more about Ambiguous Loss.
Online noncredit certificate program
Human relationships are often traumatized by ambiguous loss, however this unique kind of loss is just beginning to be discussed in professional texts and training courses.
Understanding the difference between ambiguous loss and other kinds of loss will help you serve students, clients, and patients more effectively.
You will learn:
- How to recognize ambiguous loss
- How it differs from other losses
- Guidelines for therapy, education, and family/community interventions
- View the modules outline (PDF)
You will earn a professional development Certificate of Completion and 15 CEUs from the University of Minnesota.
Learn on your schedule
- Course content is asynchronous - learners move at their own pace through course content - whenever it is convenient to them.
- Once the training has been completed, participants will have unlimited access to the training videos, resources and materials for easy review.
Certificate of completion
- Although the course is a noncredit course offered by the University of Minnesota, a Certificate of Completion with 15 CEUs (based on 1:1 contact hours) is available to those completing the training.
- It is participant’s responsibility to apply for training hours earned with their individual licensing governance boards.
Pricing and registration
- Complete certificate program (five learning modules): $500
- Complete the first online training module: $100
- Register for modules two – five: $400
Support teaching and scholarship
Support research, teaching and scholarship into Ambiguous Loss with a gift to the Family Social Science Ambiguous Loss Visiting Scholar fund. Your gift ensures this important work continues.