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Workshops & Courses

Counselling Skills Level 1 - On Campus May 29 - June 2, 2017

Counselling Skills Level 2 - On Campus June 5 - 9, 2017

ON CAMPUS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Counselling Skills Level 1

Room 3111 Mona Campbell Building, 1459 LeMarchant Street, Halifax

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | May 29 - June 2, 2017

About the Presenters

Jill Ceccolini, MSW, RSW is a social worker, educator, and therapist utilizing a collaborative, strengths-based approach in her clinical practice and in her work as a supervisor and trainer. She is a full-time clinician, working with individuals, couples, and families at the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Atlantic and in her private practice. Jill is a co-director of Halifax Brief Therapy Centre, a private training and supervision consultation service. Since 1996, Jill has been teaching various levels of counselling skills at Dalhousie University, through the School of Social Work degree programs and through the Continuing Education program.

Debbie van Horne, MSW, RSW has worked as a social worker for over fifteen years in both clinical mental health and non-profit community-based programs. She currently works as a family therapist in private practice and for the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Atlantic. She also has worked as an educator on group facilitation, mediation, and counselling. In her commitment to addressing the health needs of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transsexual, Intersex community. Debbie's areas of expertise include couple therapy, family violence, and working with youth. Her work is influenced primarily by collaborative strengths-based approaches to therapy such as narrative and solution-focused therapy.

Program Summary

Counselling Skills Level 1 is designed to blend counselling theory with practice in order to develop counselling skills for individuals working in a helping profession. Mini lectures, discussions, reflectives exercises, skill building activities, role play, and case studies will be used as methods to guide participants in their learning. Since this is an experiential class, participants will be invited to share their experiences from their workplaces and to actively participate in the program.

Objectives

  • to familiarize participants with the major theories of counselling
  • to provide participants with the opportunity to develop and to practice intervention tools and techniques
  • to assist participants to develop a conceptual framework for understanding the counselling process
  • to assist participants to develop their own philosophy and approach to counselling
  • to examine ethical principles and decision making in counselling situations

Feeling motivated and ready to return to work with a fresh and forward new way of serving my clients with the best me. ~ course participant

Format

An adult learning approach will be used in the delivery of this program. As such, participants will assist in shaping the content and direction of the program. Since the course is intended to be an experiential program, the methodology will include activities to engage participation. Each day will simulate a group counselling environment and will utilize tools such as opening exercises, rounds, focusing, and ending exercises. Participants will be invited to practice counselling skills in the form of role plays and other exercises.

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants. 30 Continuing Education Credits.

Regular registration (paid after April 17, 2017) $735
Registration will remain open until the course is full.  
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ON CAMPUS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Counselling Skills Level 2

Room 3111 Mona Campbell Building, 1459 LeMarchant Street, Halifax

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM | June 5 - 9, 2017

About the Presenters

Jill Ceccolini, MSW, RSW is a social worker, educator, and therapist utilizing a collaborative, strengths-based approach in her clinical practice and in her work as a supervisor and trainer. She is a full-time clinician, working with individuals, couples, and families at the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Atlantic and in her private practice. Jill is a co-director of Halifax Brief Therapy Centre, a private training and supervision consultation service. Since 1996, Jill has been teaching various levels of counselling skills at Dalhousie University, through the School of Social Work degree programs and through the Continuing Education program.

Debbie van Horne, MSW, RSW has worked as a social worker for over fifteen years in both clinical mental health and non-profit community-based programs. She currently works as a family therapist in private practice and for the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre Atlantic. She also has worked as an educator on group facilitation, mediation, and counselling. In her commitment to addressing the health needs of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transsexual, Intersex community. Debbie's areas of expertise include couple therapy, family violence, and working with youth. Her work is influenced primarily by collaborative strengths-based approaches to therapy such as narrative and solution-focused therapy.

Program Summary

Counselling Skills Level 2 is designed to build on the counselling skills obtained in Counselling Skills Level 1. Mini lectures, discussions, reflective exercises, skill-building activities, role play, and case studies will be used as methods to guide participants in their learning. Since this is an experiential class, active participation will be invited during the program.

Objectives

  • to introduce participants to counselling tools and techniques to enhance assessment
  • to provide participants with the opportunity to practice intervention tools and techniques
  • to assist participants ine xploring their use of self within the counselling relationship
  • to assist participants in articulating their own philosophy and approach to counselling

Jill and Debbie are amazing. They are both wonderful in delivering the content -- making everyone feel comfortable and valued. Level 2 has been a pleasure to complete. Thank you. ~ course participant

Prerequisites

Participants must have completed our Counselling Skills Level 1 certificate program or an equivalent and have direct counselling experience. A university background in social work, psychology, criminology, human ecology, nursing, or occupational therapy is preferred. Please contact Karla at coned@dal.ca with questions regarding prerequisites.

Format

An adult learning approach will be used in the delivery of this program. As such, participants will assist in shaping the content and direction of the program. Since the course is intended to be an experiential program, the methodology will include activities to engage participation. Each day will simulate a group counselling environment and will utilize tools such as opening exercises, rounds, focusing, and ending exercises. Participants will be invited to practice counselling skills in the form of role plays and other exercises.

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants. 30 Continuing Education Credits.

Regular registration (paid after April 24, 2017) $735
Registration deadline: May 15, 2017  
Registration Policies  
REGISTER NOW