Counselling & Communication Skills
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Worker client relationships based on empathy and respect are essential to helping children and youth explore, clarify and express their thoughts and feelings which require the Child & Youth Care worker to be a skilled communicator. This course will introduce the student to the fundamental elements of counselling and the development of intra/interpersonal communication skills. Emphasis will be placed on the theory and practical skills necessary to therapeutically respond to children and youth people in a supportive, constructive and culturally sensitive manner. The student’s development of active listening skills will be an integral part of this course and therefore experiential in-class activities will be common.