BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

IHMS-250 - Interpersonal Relationships in the Human Services - 3.00 Credits

IHMS-250 - Interpersonal Relationships in the Human Services - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students develop the values, language, contextual speech, and skills required for the development of professional helping relationships. Students will utilize critical reflection, examine relationship development with members of diverse populations, conduct relationship building activities with their peers, and learn the process of giving and receiving feedback. Working more effectively with Indigenous populations is an integral part of this course.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Indigenous Human Services Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : Successful completion of IHUMS 150 and 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:

    • identify the qualities and characteristics of an effective helper and of a helping relationship; 

    • use self-reflection and critical analysis to identify the impact of self traits on the helping relationship; 

    • act intentionally and demonstrate cultural intentionality with clients in helping relationships; 

    • demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of cultural safety; 

    • demonstrate ability to assess the impact of personal beliefs, values and ethics on professional interactions and relationships; and

    • demonstrate competent use of the basic professional communication skills, attitudes, and professional ethics in helping relationships.  

    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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