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Certificate Program in Mental Health Counselling Skills

10 days

Certificate Program in Mental Health Counselling Skills

About This Program

Counsellors working with anxiety, depression, and addictions may find themselves at a loss as to where to begin, since these difficulties are often interrelated. Along with these difficulties, there can also be challenges and barriers in facilitating change. This program offers an understanding of these mental health issues, the change process, and strategies for overcoming roadblocks in therapy. Participants will learn skills for brief focused counselling, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing, all of which are effective tools for working with complex mental health concerns.


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Target Audience

This is an introductory to intermediate level program intended for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, support workers, and anyone wanting to gain increased capacity in mental health counselling skills.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, experiential practice, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Topics Included

  • Key Aspects of the Helping Relationship
  • Assessment and the Counselling Process
  • Working With Anxiety
  • Anxiety Reduction Strategies
  • The Impact of Stigma
  • Effective Strategies for Depression Recovery
  • Getting to Know the Person Outside the Problem
  • An Integrated Approach to Addictions and Mental Health
  • Readiness for Change
  • Safety and Harm Reduction
  • Motivational Interviewing Principles and Skills
  • Approaching Ambivalence and Resistance
  • Building Self-Awareness Around the Impacts of Trauma Work
  • Strategies for Building Empathic Resilience

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