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This course will teach participants how to apply four different therapy approaches to counselling and coaching settings to enhance mental wellness. Using an experiential approach, students will be employ strategies from each of these therapies to develop their own mental wellness, while cultivating skills to support others. The four therapies that will be explored include Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behaviour, Narrative Therapy and Non-Violent Communication.


The Physical Wellness program is designed to help students discover the inter-relationship between mental, emotional and physical wellness.  Taking a holistic approach, students will discover the link between physical sensations, cognitive belief systems and emotional states.  They will develop tools to facilitate positive change in their personal lives and professional roles. 



This course offers students the essential knowledge and skills to develop emotional wellness, including identifying, taking ownership and expressing feelings; understanding and articulating one’s personal emotional challenges, including unresolved issues from early life; identifying needs; and understanding the nature of emotions.  Participants will learn techniques for self-awareness and emotional regulation.


This course provides students with the opportunity to study the cultivation of spiritual wellbeing by engaging with diverse spiritual perspectives and practices. Students will examine and articulate their own beliefs and world-views, while developing the ability to understand and honour the world-views of others. This course is an experiential exploration of spiritual wellness that equips students with the essential knowledge and skills to support the spiritual growth and development of others.


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This course offers students the essential knowledge and skills to develop emotional wellness, including identifying, taking ownership and expressing feelings; understanding and articulating one’s personal emotional challenges, including unresolved issues from early life; identifying needs; and understanding the nature of emotions.  Participants will learn techniques for self-awareness and emotional regulation.


This course provides students with the opportunity to study the cultivation of spiritual wellbeing by engaging with diverse spiritual perspectives and practices. Students will examine and articulate their own beliefs and world-views, while developing the ability to understand and honour the world-views of others. This course is an experiential exploration of spiritual wellness that equips students with the essential knowledge and skills to support the spiritual growth and development of others.


The Physical Wellness program is designed to help students discover the inter-relationship between mental, emotional and physical wellness.  Taking a holistic approach, students will discover the link between physical sensations, cognitive belief systems and emotional states.  They will develop tools to facilitate positive change in their personal lives and professional roles. 



This course will teach participants how to apply four different therapy approaches to counselling and coaching settings to enhance mental wellness. Using an experiential approach, students will be employ strategies from each of these therapies to develop their own mental wellness, while cultivating skills to support others. The four therapies that will be explored include Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behaviour, Narrative Therapy and Non-Violent Communication.


This introductory course is a pre-requisite for all students in the diploma program. In this course we present the information and skills needed to provide individual counselling, including client interviewing, risk assessment, and referral. This course combines counselling theory and skills practice. Course content is built on humanistic theory developed by Carl Rogers, and uses The Egan Model (Gerard Egan) as its foundation. Each participant is required to demonstrate competency in empathizing, responding and assessing needs.

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 behaviour 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.

This course builds on the theory taught during the Life Skills Counselling program.  It provides the students with the opportunity for one on one counselling sessions while under supervision from their instructors and staff members at Rhodes Wellness College.


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 practiced. 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 neurobiology 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.

Participants learn how to assess family systems and define problematic couple and family dynamics.  The course emphasizes and identifies various approaches and techniques of family therapy and teaches participants to develop 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.

This course focuses on the effects of sexual abuse and other psychological traumas on individuals, families and communities. Participants will understand the nature of post-traumatic stress and assist clients to begin their recovery. Sexual abuse/assault, victimization of vulnerable populations including children exploited in residential schools and other forms of abuse resulting in the traumatization of victims will be examined, and specific skills including screening and assessment and referral procedures will be provided for working with survivors and their families.

This course provides students with knowledge related to assisting people in making decisions about their choice of employment. Students will explore some of the barriers to employment that the individual may encounter. Students will come to an understanding of some effective skills and strategies, as an outgrowth of the Egan model.

This course builds on the theory taught during the Life Skills Counselling program.  It provides the students with the opportunity for one on one counselling sessions while under supervision from their instructors and staff members at Rhodes Wellness College.


This course builds on the theory taught during the Life Skills Counselling program.  It provides the students with the opportunity for one on one counselling sessions while under supervision from their instructors and staff members at Rhodes Wellness College.


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 behaviour 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.


This course provides students with knowledge related to assisting people in making decisions about their choice of employment. Students will explore some of the barriers to employment that the individual may encounter. Students will come to an understanding of some effective skills and strategies, as an outgrowth of the Egan model.

This course provides students with knowledge related to assisting people in making decisions about their choice of employment. Students will explore some of the barriers to employment that the individual may encounter. Students will come to an understanding of some effective skills and strategies, as an outgrowth of the Egan model.

This course builds on the theory taught during the Life Skills Counselling program.  It provides the students with the opportunity for one on one counselling sessions while under supervision from their instructors and staff members at Rhodes Wellness College.


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.

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.

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.

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.


The program is designed to provide students with an extended skill set for effective small group facilitation. The program focuses on facilitator confidence, managing group dynamics, group therapy, and challenges facilitators are likely to encounter. Students will achieve competency in running groups as a basic or developmental facilitator.


This course provides an overview of the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders. DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for specific mental health disorders will be introduced, along with models of recovery and treatment. This course will examine the nature, causes, and prevalence of mental illness, as well as treatment options, including medication, psycho-social rehabilitation and mental health counselling interventions such as cognitive behavioural therapy and motivational interviewing. This course will provide experiential opportunities for students to demonstrate their assessment and counselling skills in the treatment of mental health disorders. 


This program is designed to provide students with the practical skills to design and run a Professional Counselling or Coaching Practice.  The specific areas of studies include: business set up, website creation, account management, marketing and branding, report writing and documentation, networking, practical training with clients or workshops while under supervision.


Using principles of life-span development, this course addresses predictable developmental issues that individuals face on their life journey. We will examine the inter-connectedness of physical, emotional, environmental, cognitive, and social aspects of human development, and focus on applying understanding of the normative range of human development to counselling practice.


Learners will be engaged in the process of understanding various approaches to relationship counselling. A diversity of relationship types and structures will be examined. We will look at how problems presented in relationships have to do not only with current conflicts, but relate to unresolved issues from early relationships. Emphasis will be on learning to engage clients facing a variety of relationship concerns in effective, ethical and culturally appropriate therapy. Exploration of the role of attachment in relationship therapy will be addressed.

The course introduces students to the necessary topics in ethics to meet professional practice standards to ensure industry compliance with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA). The class is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of a professional, ethical counselling practice.  The class consists of basic ethical decision-making principles, and developing a code of ethics.  Ethical dilemma management, recognizing unethical behaviours, corporate social responsibilities, understanding consequences and barriers in professional practices are crucial components.  Students will develop skills and knowledge in the field of counselling.



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