Foundations in Counselling and Spiritual Care Practice for Helping Professional

College Knox College
Instructor(s) Schmidt, Angela E.
Course Code KNP1512HF
Semester First Semester
Section 6201
Online Yes
Credits One Credit
Location Online – Synchronous

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.ÃÆ'¿

Department Pastoral Theology
Schedule Thu
Start Time 9:00
End Time 12:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Program Requirement Course content aligns with the competencies of CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) and CASC (Canadian Association for
Spiritual Care)
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Means of Evaluation
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Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2021
Currently Offered Fall 2022