CYW201 - Interviewing and Counseling

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Subject Title
Interviewing and Counseling

Subject Description
In this subject, the student will examine the nature of counselling and interviewing as a vehicle for understanding people and their issues.  The primary focus will be on adapting interviewing and counselling skills to various practice settings. Role playing and interview simulations will provide an opportunity for students to develop and practice their skills in the classroom.

Credit Status
one credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss the qualities of a professional relationship
2. Describe and demonstrate appropriate attending skills; both verbally and non-verbally, in a way which communicates interest and attention for the client.
3. Describe the difference between interviewing and counselling
4. Identify and demonstrate a variety of skills that can be used to assist children, youth and/or families express themselves.
5. Demonstrate an ability to collect relevant information on the child, youth or family to provide an accurate assessment of their needs, and determine the appropriate intervention.
6. Describe the ethical and professional guidelines relevant to the client/worker relationship.
7. Demonstrate an ability to conduct a helping interview and evaluate the outcome of the intervention.
8. Utilize a strength based approach to recognize that every child, youth and/or family is unique and capable of thinking and acting constructively in order to resolve their issues.
9. Demonstrate warmth, and respect for the child, youth and/or family.
10. Develop and assess his/her own personal style in the client/worker relationship.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.