BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ADCT-204 - Advanced Counselling - 3.00 Credits

ADCT-204 - Advanced Counselling - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students explore, compare and contrast Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal counseling practice models. They examine theoretical frameworks such as cognitive-behavioral, tasks-centered, crisis intervention systems and ecological approaches. Students focus on anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive perspectives as they relate to traditional teachings. Students research common threads/themes that connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal counseling practices.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Foundational Skills in Counselling Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Indigenous Holistic Wellness and Addictions Diploma - IHWA Courses
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2024 (September - December)
  • 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:
  • understand concepts of race and ethnicity as factors in social relations and social structure;

  • understand the importance of examining practice theory within the social context in which it is practiced;

  • articulate a clear framework for understanding each of the practice theories inclusive of Aboriginal teachings and theory;

  • demonstrate knowledge of the dynamics of abuse, neglect and mental health issues as it relates to practice and process;

  • define the role and impact of the Residential School experience from a theoretical perspective; and

  • illustrate an understanding of the broader perspective and social context of individual theories as it relates to Aboriginal people and practice.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Payne, M. (1997). Modern social work theory. (Current Edition). Chicago, Ill: Lyceum Brooks, Inc.
  • Bopp, Judie, Bopp, Michael, Brown, Lee and Phil Lane. (1989). The Sacred Tree. (Current Edition). Lethbridge, AB: University of Lethbridge, Four World Development Project.
  • Other Resources:
  • Compton, B.R. & B. Galaway. (1999). Social work processes. (Current Edition). Chicago, Ill: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
  • Ross, Rupert. (1996). Returning to the teachings: Exploring Aboriginal justice. Saskatchewan: Penguin Books.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved May 2003.
    Current Course Offerings:
    ADCT-204-V1     03 Sep 2024 - 23 Sep 2024