Individ Couns Skills-Addiction (CNSK 1406)

This course focuses on the skills of counselling individuals including the counselling relationship and the development of the counsellor. Students examine the skills and strategies involved in counselling specifically in area of addiction. Content areas build on those covered in Basic Counselling Skills and introduce the concept of Motivational Interviewing. Topics include the counselling process, understanding and practicing the skills involved in all phases of the counselling relationship, record keeping, ethical obligations and emerging self-awareness and self-care. The central purpose of this course is to provide participants with experiential learning regarding the client-counsellor relationship and to analyze the issues that emerge from this work with a specific focus in the area of addiction.
Course code: CNSK 1406
Credits: 3.0
Length: 45.0 hours
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