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.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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