- Teacher: Jill Cherewyk
This course provides an overview to the online learning system and gives tips on how to learn in an online environment.
- Teacher: Lindsay Robertson
This course presents introductory theory and concepts of counselling individuals to make informed career choices. Participants are guided through assessments, career exploration, and job search. This course is designed to assist counsellors to provide basic job placement for clients.
Participants learn the fundamentals of development related to children and youth. The course focuses on issues that impact healthy development and which may result in the onset of problematic behaviour in childhood and adolescence. The importance of developing rapport, mutual trust and respect when working with young clients is highlighted throughout the course.
Family issues, peer culture, puberty, respect and responsibility, drug and alcohol issues, high-risk behavior and aggression are considered. Therapeutic approaches for working with young people are addressed, and assessment and screening tools and their application will be examined. Students will be provided with the tools necessary to assist youth to navigate the challenging path leading to adulthood and therefore assist them to become healthy, productive and contributing participants in the community.
- Teacher: Maura Ivison
Participants learn how to assess family systems and define problematic couple and family dynamics. The course emphasizes and identifies techniques in the application of systemic/structural and narrative approaches to family therapy and develops an awareness of the verbal and nonverbal messages that tend to dominate patterns of family interaction. The course provides skill development opportunities for learning a variety of assessment and intervention techniques.
- Teacher: Maura Ivison
This course provides students with the skills necessary to identify the addictive process and to counsel clients in various stages of the process of change. The many forms of addictions will be examined, and the skills needed to assist clients will be demonstrated and practised. The focus of the course is the development of a thorough understanding of the Stages of Change Model. The course will provide insight into the use and mis-use of psychoactive drugs in the human body including information on neuro-biology and pharmacology. Students are asked to identify their own habits/addictions and asked to examine what effects they may have on their lives, keeping a journal of their personal experience of withdrawal. This course provides theory and practice in methods of counselling in the process of recovery and rehabilitation. Self-regulation Theory, reduction of enabling behaviour, and the appropriate/responsible use of intervention strategies will be examined.
- Teacher: Angela Caruk
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