BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ACHD-122 - Basic Counselling in the Health Field - 3.00 Credits

ACHD-122 - Basic Counselling in the Health Field - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course provides students with an introduction to basic counselling skills, and processes and core conditions associated with effective counselling practice. Focus will be on skills that promote an understanding of the counselling relationship as it relates to health and wellness. Students will be prepared to deliver counselling services to people inside and outside a health care setting. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of communication in establishing and maintaining effective helping relationships that consists of rapport building, effective listening skills, and appropriate feedback in the helping process. This course will address the legacy of physical and sexual abuse in residential schools, including the intergenerational impacts by providing students with the opportunity to explore the impacts of colonization and residential schools, including the many forms of abuse, on their own family systems.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Certificate - Aboriginal Community and Health Certificate
  • Prerequisites : Program admission or permission from the Dean
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 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:
  • communicate an in-depth understanding of the helping relationship;

  • understand and implement both Aboriginal and contemporary helping practices;

  • recognize levels of competency and limitations in the helping process;

  • demonstrate helping skills for positive actions and behavior change;

  • understand the stages in the helping process in-depth as they relate to health and wellness;

  • develop communication skills to translate perspectives into appropriate evaluation instruments;

  • communicate competency in counselling styles;

  • recognize the importance of ethics and their role in the counselling relationship;

  • identify the stages of the helping process from entry to termination; and

  • identify support strategies and exercise judgment in varying situations.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Ragg, Mark D. (2001). Building effective helping skills: the foundation of generalist practice Toronto: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Other Resources:
  • As per Instructor.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved August 2004.