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Basic Counselling Skills - Prerequisite Course


This course is geared towards those interested in the field of counselling. Students are introduced to the foundational skills required for effective counselling and interviewing. Topics include counselling as a developmental process; the importance of self awareness; the role of the counselling relationship in effecting change; facilitation of client self exploration; the importance of counsellor empathy; appreciation of ethics, diversity and personal and professional development. An important focus of this course is to provide participants with experiential learning regarding the client-counsellor relationship. The course examines the nature and process of client-centred counselling; teaches skills foundational to most models of counselling and practice in a supervised setting.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April 12 weeks N/A Downtown Part-time

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Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.
Fluency in English (writing, reading and speaking) at at Grade 12 level or equivalent

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

If you are considering entering the counselling field or are already employed and want to expand your career prospects with academic credentials, VCC's addiction counselling skills and community counselling skills certificate programs can help you achieve your goals. We offer a Basic Counselling Skills - Prerequisite Course as well as Counselling - Professional Development classes.


Join us for an information session at VCC's Downtown campus, 200-block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.

Date Day Time Room Location
August 21, 2018 Tuesday 6 - 7 p.m. 415 Downtown


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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Matt Stevenson, VCC Counselling Skills, 604.871.7000, ext. 8392
Program Assistant: Melanie Yeung, VCC Counselling Skills, 604.871.7000, ext. 8635

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2018 (201892) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(CNSK 1401) Basic Counselling Skills 2.0 credits    $530.94  course outline



This course is geared towards those interested in the field of counselling. Students are introduced to the foundational skills required for effective counselling and interviewing. Topics include counselling as a developmental process; the importance of self awareness; the role of the counselling relationship in effecting change; facilitation of client self exploration; the importance of counsellor empathy; appreciation of ethics, diversity and personal and professional development. An important focus of this course is to provide participants with experiential learning regarding the client-counsellor relationship. The course examines the nature and process of client-centred counselling, and teaches skills foundational to most models of counselling and practice in a supervised setting. Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30346 DTN Rm. 415
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1815 - 2130
13-Sep-2018
to 29-Nov-2018
Pons, Audrey
  30345 DTN Rm. 414
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1815 - 2130
18-Sep-2018
to 04-Dec-2018
Launeanu, Mihaela
  30360 DTN Rm. 415
FM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0915 - 1230
21-Sep-2018
to 07-Dec-2018
Zadravec, Miljenka


Basic Counselling Skills (CNSK 1401)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $530.94  course outline


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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