Module 5: Family Systems & Their Ability to Cope

Event Date(s): Sat, 2023/03/18 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Event Location: Online – Zoom
Event Type: Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre

This module will explore 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 Objectives

  • 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



Lyndsay Thompson

M.Div., RP.

Lyndsay is an instructor at Tyndale Seminary in the Clinical Counselling and Thanatology programs. She is also a registered psychotherapist and who works primarily with kids and families and individual adults. She is working on a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation with a focus on the use of imagination, story and somatic experiencing for spiritual growth.


  • Each module is $135.00 plus administrative fees
  • $729 for package of 6 modules (plus administration fees), complete cost for the Death, Dying and Grief Certificate modules at discounted rate
  • Packages are only available before the start date of the first module
  • There is a 10% discount for full-time Tyndale students, alumni and staff. You will need to contact the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre to receive a discount code before registering online
Email tsfc [at] tyndale [dot] ca to receive a promo code.

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