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Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Counselling Applied to Teaching (15 credits)

Offered by: 0149     Degree: Graduate Certificate Couns Appl to Teaching

Program Requirements

The goal of this program is to enhance teachers' knowledge and skills in interpersonal relations, communication, interviewing, group organization and leadership, crisis intervention, and career thinking and planning. Each of these knowledge areas addresses the recognition of situations when it is appropriate to make a referral to a personal or career counsellor, psychologist, or other professional. The program addresses both elementary and secondary education.

This graduate certificate does not qualify graduates to practise professional counselling or psychology (e.g., conducting psycho­logical assessments or psychotherapy), or to refer to themselves by the term Counsellor or Psychologist: these are legally reserved titles. Programs leading to licensing as Counsellor or Psychologist are presented under Educational and Counselling Psychology (Counselling Psychology and School/Applied Child Psychology) or Psychology (Clinical Psychology) in Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • EDPC 542 Leadership and Support Roles of the Teacher (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Theory and practice in inclusive teacher leadership and support for all members of the school community. Leading and supporting interpersonal communication, group dynamics, self-care and resilience, and classroom management in diverse educational and community settings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPC 562 Career as a Lifelong Process (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Career exploration for teachers, students and others across the lifespan. Creating inclusive and safe working environments, valuing diversity, career awareness, career growth and development, career decision-making, transferable skills, and school-to-work transitions for all.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

Choose from the following:

Note: These or other courses may be offered in alternate years.

  • EDPC 501 Facilitating Relationships (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Components of effective interpersonal relationships and how to facilitate them in a variety of contexts.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Wendt, Dennis (Fall)

  • EDPC 502 Group Processes and Diversity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Theories and exploration of group development and processes, including an examination of research, and how intersectional and universal design have implications for group work.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Ruglis, Jessica (Fall)

  • EDPC 504 Communication and Critical Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Applying a social justice framework this course will give students the opportunity to develop the critical communication skills necessary when addressing difficult dialogues and conflict.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • EDPC 505 Crisis Intervention Processes (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : General overview of symptoms for different crises and how different professionals can intervene and refer, including ethical and professional issues.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: St-Pierre, Renée (Fall)

  • EDPC 507 Advocacy, Outreach and Leadership (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Exploration of the roles of advocacy, outreach and leadership in developing inclusive and accessible environments, including the complex interactions between individuals and the diversity of systems in which they live.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Flanagan, Tara (Winter)

  • EDPI 543 Family, School and Community (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Focus on the examination of three important systems in a child’s life; namely family, school and community, as well as societal influences on student growth, development, and adjustment. Emphasis will be on evidence-based practices in collaborating with families and community organizations to form partnerships, classroom interventions and school-based initiatives to enhance well-being.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Cohen-Gazith, Karen; Benoit, Brian (Fall)

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