Live Virtual Workshops


The Essential Skills

This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check your system requirements prior to registering.
January 31, 2023 - February 01, 2023
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CT )
$499.00 (regular rate) + tax
Location: Online Virtual
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


Counselling - Live Virtual Workshop - Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 202

Live Virtual Workshops January 31 - February 01, 2023 9:00AM-4:00PM CST
Quantity: 1 $ 459.00
Attendee 1 Information
In order to be effective at helping others, there are key understandings and skills that are essential to providing helpful support. This introductory workshop is designed for those who are new to a helping role, or those wishing to enhance their general helping skills. Participants will learn about the process of counselling and how to use a problem-solving model to work with clients to identify issues, and implement plans to address areas of concern. Using experiential exercises, participants will work through tools, worksheets, activities, and scenarios that will help them enhance their helping skills.

Learning Objectives

  • List steps in a counseling process
  • Apply communication and listening skills in a helping role
  • Describe how personal beliefs affect being a helper
  • Utilize questions and activities to help clients identify goals
  • Apply a problem-solving model of intervention to situations

*Please allow only the registered individual(s) to view webinar materials

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, experiential practice, personal reflection, delivered electronically.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Key Aspects of a Working Therapeutic Alliance
  • Qualities of a Counsellor
  • Common Missteps in Counselling
  • Essential Counselling Communication Skills
  • The Counselling Process
  • How to Identify Needs and Goals
  • Finding Strengths and Resources
  • Identifying Realistic Goals
  • Considerations Around Ethics and Boundaries
  • Caring for the Caregiver

Target Audience

This is an introductory level workshop intended for social service and health care workers, social workers, support workers, guidance counsellors, and anyone looking to enhance their helping skills.

Terms & Conditions

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Trainer: Jennifer Slay


Jennifer is a Registered Social Worker who has nearly two decades of experience working in the child welfare system as a social worker, trainer, and manager. She now operates her own psychotherapy practice where she primarily works with women experiencing feelings of depression and anxiety. Jennifer has a passion for supporting people to overcome their fears and reach their full potential. Using a combination of CBT, positive psychology, and mindfulness, she provides her clients with the tools and strategies they need to empower themselves and become more confident. Jennifer believes in the power and importance of communication and feels it is a vital tool in effective relationships with yourself and others. As a facilitator, Jennifer is energetic and engaging, often using humour to support learning.

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