Princ. of Helping Relationship

SSWK 1003

Course description

Using the counselling labs, students will explore the qualities embedded in an effective professional helping relationship. Using a problem management and opportunity for development-based model of counselling, students will view the helping relationship as a planned, purposeful process, and will examine the use of self including verbal and non-verbal communication skills in the problem-solving relationship. Emphasis will be placed on the values forming the basis of supportive counselling: respect, genuineness, empathy and empowerment



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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