BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ADCT-101 - Couns Skills, Processes, Theory, Method - 3.00 Credits

ADCT-101 - Couns Skills, Processes, Theory, Method - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to several theoretical perspectives used in the counselling process. Students examine practice concepts such as problem solving, goal-setting, self-awareness and intervention methods. An Aboriginal perspective citing ways of knowing is explored as a mechanism in the process of problem identification. Students compare and contrast the ecological approach with traditional teaching of the medicine wheel as conceptual frameworks within the counseling process.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Foundational Skills in Counselling Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Indigenous Holistic Wellness and Addictions Certificate - IHWA Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : Program admission
    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:
  • illustrate and perform the basic counselling skills with a functioning level of confidence;

  • articulate theoretical perspectives and frameworks in the counselling process;

  • analyze, interpret and evaluate both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives as mechanisms in the counselling process;

  • understand the concepts of role-functioning, role-expectation and role-transactions used to increase the knowledge base for assessment of the problem situation;

  • demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning skills; and

  • understand the importance of ethics in practice and professional conduct.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Compton, B.R. & B. Galaway. (1999). Social work processes. (Current Edition). Chicago, Ill: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
  • Other Resources:
  • Egan, G. The skills helper: A systemic approach to effective helping. (Current Edition). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.
  • Gaudin, J.M., Polansky, N.A., Kilpatrick, A.C. & P. Shilton. 1993. Loneliness, depression, stress and social supports in neglectful families. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 63 (4), 597-605.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved March 2003.
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM26 Feb 202416 Mar 2024
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    M,T,W,TH,F8:00AM - 5:00PM02 Mar 202522 Mar 2025