Diploma (Dip.) Human Relations and Family Life Education

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Courses & Workshops

Required Courses
EDPC 501 Helping Relationships. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
A course in the basic principles of human relationships and communication skills, approached from a theoretical and experimental viewpoint. An emphasis will be given to training in basic listening skills, interviewing techniques, and the interpretation of non-verbal behaviour and communication.
EDPC 502 Group Processes and Individuals. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
A laboratory course in which participants observe individual dynamics within a group setting as well as understand the developmental phases of the group. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with their own behaviour, in order to increase their own awareness of functioning.
EDPC 503 Intersectional Relationships and Sexualities. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
Situated in sexuality studies and education this course explores intra and interpersonal relationships through examining the intersections of sexuality with a diversity of identities, expressions and communities. The course addresses the ways in which current and emerging technologies influence and inform understandings of sexuality and the resulting effect on how people negotiate sexual relationships.
EDPC 504 Practicum: Interviewing Skills. (3 credits)
This course will enable students to become practitioners in the field of Applied Social Sciences. Theoretical principles of the helping relationship will be applied in particular situations. Demonstration, lecture, role-playing and psychodrama techniques will be used.
EDPC 507 Practicum: Group Leadership Skills. (3 credits)
Winter 2019
The practical aspects of group leadership, group design and planning. Candidates will set up groups, conduct such groups over a number of sessions, and assess these groups according to the theoretical models covered in the prerequisite course.
EDPC 540 Foundation of Family Life Education. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
An examination of the psychological and sociological foundations of family life education tracing the evolution of theory, research and practice within this domain.
EDPE 560 Human Development. (3 credits)
A review of current theory and knowledge of human development through the life cycle. Particular attention is given to emotional and social development. All major age-stages are considered. Emphasis is placed on the effects of interaction between individuals of these different age groupings.
Complementary Courses
EDPC 505 Crisis Intervention Processes. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
Instruction in the skills of working with crisis situations involving persons emotionally disturbed, suicidal, or alcoholic, and those who are on drugs or experiencing emotional trauma, as well as other problems. Attention will be given to identification of referral sources and the writing of reports.
EDPC 508 Seminar in Special Topics. (3 credits)
Content will vary from year to year and will be announced prior to registration. The seminar may be given by a single instructor or by a group, as the occasion warrants.
EDPC 509 Individual Reading Course. (3 credits)
Fall 2018
Supervised individual reading course on an approved subject.
EDPC 510 Family Life Education and Marriage. (3 credits)
Winter 2019
The contribution of central concepts of psychological theories and therapeutic systems to the understanding of marriage and relationships. Special attention will be given to gender and ethnicity issues in order to increase the sensitivity of students to the issues typically confronted in the modern marriage and family.
EDPC 511 Demystifying Death & Dying. (3 credits)
The impact of death and dying on individuals, the family, the community and society.
EDPE 564 Family Communication. (3 credits)
Family communication processes and interpersonal reactions in the context of marriage and the contemporary family will be considered. Attention will be given to role changes and the effect of crises on marital and family relationships.
EDPE 595 Seminar in Special Topics. (3 credits)
Winter 2019
The content of the seminar will vary from year to year and will be announced prior to registration. The seminar may be given by a single instructor or by a group, as the occasion warrants.
EDPE 596 Seminar in Special Topics. (3 credits)
Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
Seminar in selected topics in Educational and Counselling Psychology. The topic will vary from year and will be announced prior to registration.