Applied Counselling Skills | Assiniboine Community College

Applied Counselling Skills

Duration/Start: Part Time Evening/September

Credential: Certificate

Please Note: Applications for September 2020 are now open. Please view new information in the Admission Requirements section.

The Applied Counselling Skills Certificate program is designed to develop proficiency in basic counselling skills as well as knowledge to aid others in their search for personal growth and healthy relationships.

This program will enable you to develop basic counselling skills in areas that include general counselling, cross-cultural communication, and family and youth issues. The program will train you as a para-professional, skilled helper and/or support worker in a counselling related field.

As part of our program revision process, there are now two courses in the Applied Counselling Skills Certificate that are directly transferable into the Social Service Worker diploma program here at Assiniboine Community College.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start Part Time Evening/September

Credential Certificate

Credits 30.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
Continuing Studies

Meet Applied Counselling Skills Graduate, Barry French

"Attending Applied Counselling Skills had a dual purpose for me. I found the theory and classroom discussions guided my practical application of counselling skills over time and gave me both confidence and competence in working with offenders and staff. The other element was in choosing to take this course with my wife as a classmate. Not only did we turn our attendance into a date night of sorts, but it gave us the opportunity to grow in understanding and ability together and to practice on the kids (but don’t tell them!).

As I will be retiring soon, we have started planning on how we can actually work together in offering program delivery and counselling/life skills coaching and have found some good potential opportunities.

Being in the company of so many other adult learners was also empowering. After the initial getting to know you phase, we all coalesced into a positive working group which enhanced the learning and made it a lot of fun at the same time. It also helped that our instructors tended to be leaders rather than directors in our learning."