BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ADCT-203 - Special Issues in Counselling - 3.00 Credits

ADCT-203 - Special Issues in Counselling - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
Students explore the significance of communication and diversity as a foundation of basic counselling. Concepts such as cultural socialization, multiple worldviews, race, ethnicity, and gender are examined. The course provides students with a unique treatment of intercultural communication as a mechanism for examining special issues in the counselling process.
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 what constitutes elements of communication in the helping process;

  • demonstrate an appreciation for other worldviews and perspectives;

  • analyze concepts that depict group dynamics, role theory, and coping mechanisms;

  • recognize that stereotyping influences the way we process information and make decisions;

  • articulate the connection between client experience and empowerment as a base and connection for social change;

  • understand the concept of collectivism as it relates to Aboriginal culture and the theory of human behavior; and

  • recognize the importance of language and cultural roots in the helping process.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Thomas-Calloway, C., Cooper, J.P. & C. Blake. (1999). Intercultural communication: Roots and routes. Allyn and Bacon.
  • Other Resources:
  • Compton, B.R. & B. Galaway. (1999). Social work processes. (Current Edition). Chicago, Ill: Brooks/Cole Publishing.
  • Bown-Haig, Celia. (1993). Resistance and renewal: Surviving the Indian Residential School. Vancouver, BC: Arsenal Pulp.
  • Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information: Education Council approved May 2003.
    Current Course Offerings:
    ADCT-203-V1     29 Sep 2024 - 19 Oct 2024