An introduction to the basics of conducting a clinical assessment and using the information gathered to respond appropriately to client issues and needs. Explores treatment planning, including referrals in the general community counselling field. Topics include community resources; legal, ethical, confidentiality, and record-keeping issues; risk assessment and management; and major mental disorders including substance misuse, concurrent disorders, suicide, domestic violence, and trauma. Prerequisites: Individual Counselling Skills-Community (CNSK 1405); Foundations of Counselling (CNSK 1402); and (completed or taken concurrently) Diversity, Culture and Counselling (CNSK 1407).
Course code: CNSK 1410
Length: 45.0 hours
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