Foundations in Counselling and Spiritual Care Practice for Helping Professional
College: Knox College
Instructor 1: Schmidt, Angela E.
Course Code: 
KNP1512HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

This course will combine lectures with experiential learning to provide helping professionals with the foundational skills of building rapport, empathic listening, effective questioning, interviewing and responding skills, structuring a session, and spiritual care giving. The students will practice the skills of building the therapeutic relationship based on Person-Centered, Family Systems and Psychodynamic theories. We will explore active and passive listening/responding skills alongside of safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship. The course will also address the need for students to understand how to offer multi-cultural support and on-line counselling. The principles of documentation in a variety of settings (congregational, private practice, healthcare) will be discussed. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change), a Constructivist theory, will be explored and the skills of solution-focused therapy will be applied in small groups. The sensitive integration of spiritually-oriented questions into the therapeutic conversation will be discussed as well as spiritual care interventions and practices that promote healing and wholeness. And finally, students will develop introductory skills in group facilitation.ÿ

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2020
Fall 2019
Start Time: 
13:30
End Time: 
16:15
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Tue
Program Requirement: 
Course content aligns with the competencies of CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and CASC (Canadian Association for Spiritual Care)
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Schedule Notes: 
Skills are practiced in the class so attendance and participation is essential
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Research Paper