Foundations of Counselling (CNSK 1402)

Using a systemic perspective, this course provides students with the philosophical and practical skills needed to build a foundation of professional practice and is the cornerstone course of the certificate program. Content includes an orientation to the resources offered by Vancouver Community College, the skills of learning, self-awareness and the systemic nature of individual, family, and community interaction. Students will develop an understanding of self-reflective practice that will enhance their ability to make meaningful connections with others, both personally and professionally. Understanding the social determinants of health and how these impact counselling will be an important focus. Students will examine the role of counselling, all aspects of wellness and a variety of theoretical models that address diversity, mental illness and substance misuse and addiction.

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