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人類發展與健康學院

Welcome to Department of Thanatology and Health Counseling

Objectives
The educational goals of the Department of Thanatology and Health Counseling include:
1. Providing life-and-death, mental and spiritual care with professional knowledge and critical thinking.
2. Showing compassionate attitude and Ethical Literacy.
3. Showing abilities of communicating and teamworking.
4. Concering about mental health and formating professional self-identity.
5. Showing responsibility and integrity.
6. Applying information technology and developing ability of professional innovation.
7. Showing the ability of problem solving and lifelong learning.

The educational goals of the Graduate Institute of Thanatology and Health Counseling include:
1. Improving quality of service with professional theory and international empirical knowledge.
2. Concerning about life and cultivating the sense of ethic to provide the professional helping service.
3. Implementing the program of life-and-death counseling, health counseling, research, teaching and practice.
4. Offering suggestion on life-and-death and mental health issues.
5. Communicating and cooprating efficiently with other helping profession.
6. Applying information technology to professional development and innovation.
7. Enhancing the abilities of problem solving and lifelong learning.

Characteristics
1. The courses of our department provide five programs: (1)Grief guidance and counseling , (2) Life Education and Suicide Prevention, (3)Funeral and Hospice Service, (4) Vocational Rehabilitation counseling, (5)Pet Caring.
2. Our Department establish professional classrooms including: Healing Garden (providing grief healing and caring service), Grief Counseling Classroom, Lab of Funeral and Hospice Service, and 3D printing Lab.
3. Our Department cooperates with domestic industries in mortuary service institutions such as Chin Pau San Group, Lung Yen, Go Bo, Taiwan Life Funeral Enterprise. We also communicate with famous universities and orgnizations from different countries like ADEC(Associaton for Death Education &Counseling), AAS(American Associaton of Suicidology), Malaysia East-West Thanatology Foundation, offering domestic and foreign intership chance for our faculties and students to serve the society, and develop not only global perspective but also sense of humane care.
4. We provide our students with complete training and facilities in these five professional areas to enhance their practical abilities to meet the needs of industry.