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Models, Theories and Counselling Techniques


Course Description

In this course the core function of counselling will be emphasized. Students will learn counselling strategies that empower clients to share in the responsibility for their recovery. This course will also provide an overview of key concepts, theories and models in the field of substance abuse including harm reduction approaches to practice, motivational interviewing, positive psychology, strengths perspective, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and solution focused therapy.

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It is recommended that applicants possess an Alberta High School Diploma with a mark of 50% in English 30/30-1 or 60% in English 33/30-2. Mature students will be considered based on an English Equivalency Assessment.