The Counselling Process ADDN-113

Course Code ADDN-113
Course Name The Counselling Process
Category Health Professionals
Description The Counselling Process course teaches you different forms of counselling, including individual, family and group.

Because each of these forms involves different requirements, you will examine ethical issues, boundaries of the therapeutic relationship, professional competence, and legal and financial issues. Additional topics include joining and listening, paraphrasing content, reflection of feelings, use and abuse of questions, creating comfortable closure, challenging self-destructive norms and more.

This course has been approved for study credit by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors' Certification Federation (CACCF). Lectures, group work, case studies and role-playing make up the learning approach. You will be graded on an initial personal statement of beliefs about counselling, a final statement of your counselling stance, a personal statement of ethics and a counselling demonstration.

As a successful student of this offering, you will be able to:

• Have a beginning understanding of the counselling process, and how counselling differs from therapy and/or advice-giving;
• Understand the nature of the counselling relationship;
• Appreciate why learning micro-counselling skills is important in your training;
• Use the skills of joining, listening, paraphrasing of content, reflection of feelings, the effective use of questions, summarizing and creating comfortable closure;
• Have an understanding of an integrative approach to counseling;
• Have an understanding of the principles of how to combine skills to facilitate the change process;
• Use the skills of confrontation, normalizing, reframing, challenging self-destructive beliefs, exploring polarities, enabling clients to make use of their strengths, the "here- and-now" experience in counselling, exploring options and facilitating action;
• Have an understanding of how to create a good environment in which counselling can take place;
• Keep records;
• Have an understanding of the influence of the counsellor's values and beliefs in the counselling experience;
• Have an understanding of confidentiality and documentation, the need for supervision and the need for strategies related to counsellor self-care.

Notes Blended Course: a course that blends online/e-learning and classroom delivery. Substantial parts of the content is delivered online, reducing / replacing the amount of face-to-face time. Discussions, team projects, and activities are used for learning.

Each class has 4 face to face classes (12 hours) and online/e-learning classes (30 hours)
Contact Telephone 416-289-5207
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