Module 3: Family Systems and their Ability to Cope with Death and Grief

Death, Dying and Grief Certificate alternates with Spiritual Formation Certificate. The Spiritual Formation Certificate will start up again in Fall 2019.

This module will cover the impact of death and loss upon the family system. You will explore death and the family life cycle, looking at how families react to loss. A special emphasis will focus on how children understand death and express their grief.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the systemic perspective of the family and how the impact of death can affect individuals and the system as a whole.
  • Describe the different ways families respond to death and loss.
  • Integrate the systemic understanding of death and loss in helping children grieve.
  • Apply the knowledge of grief and the family into the context of church ministry and community.

Dr. Helen NohFacilitator: Dr. Helen Noh M.Sc., MA., Ph.D.

Helen is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Tyndale University College and Seminary. Her clinical training has been with children, adolescents and their families, through the Glen Roberts Study Institute in California and through private practice in Toronto.


January 18-19, 2019


Each module is $195.00.  There is a full-time Tyndale student, alumni and staff 10% discount.  You will need to email the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre at tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: Promo%20Code) to receive a discount code before registering online in order to receive this discount.

Register for this Module