BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHMS-353 - Advanced Interpersonal Skills in Human Human Services (equates to SOCW 353) - 3.00 Credits

IHMS-353 - Advanced Interpersonal Skills in Human Human Services (equates to SOCW 353) - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The course will build upon IHMS 110 & IHMS 250 and include more in-depth self-reflection, active experimentation, and the integration of theory with practice. Due to the nature of the course content, the high level of individual and group interaction and the emphasis on self-development, participation and attendance at all classes is required. Students are expected to be self-directed in their learning. This will involve summarizing assigned readings, challenging one's self in discussions, role-plays and exercises, and providing supportive/developmental feedback to peers and the instructor during the course.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Human Services Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Admission to the Indigenous Human Services Diploma program and successful completion of IHMS 110 & 210 or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments: 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • demonstrate mastery of basic communication skills;

    • demonstrate the ability to guide the client through the problem solving process;

    • identify personal strengths and areas for development in communication skills, including the purposeful use of self in the helping relationship; 

    • demonstrate the awareness of their personal value systems; their beliefs, opinions, and ethics, which impact communication style;

    • demonstrate social work values and personal qualities necessary for effective helping: respect, genuineness, mutuality and client self-determination; and

    • demonstrate an understanding of how basic communication skills can be transferable withn a range of situations. 

    Text and Materials: Ivey, A.E., Bradford Ivey, M., & Zalaquett, C.P. (2014). Intentional Interviewing and counseling. Facilitating client development in a multicultural society. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning. 
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    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
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