Part-time Courses - Career Development Practitioner
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|Course #||Courses||Length (Hours)||Distance||Status|
Description: The core principles, processes, and outcomes of effective career marketing are learned in this course. The focus is to connect theory to practice and to develop a resource of strategies for counsellors to use with clients in both individual and group settings. Core topic areas include skills profiling, work search preparation, networking, resume and cover letter preparation, electronic work search, employment interviewing techniques and preparation and job offer negotiations. This course provides the student with a challenging opportunity to explain and apply a coherent model that can be used with a diversity of client groups.
Description: The career practitioner plays a major role in assisting members of diverse populations to establish career plans and obtain satisfying work. Understanding and respecting diversity is paramount to our roles as counsellors and in this course we will be exploring a variety of client groups including: Persons with Developmental, Learning, Mental Health, Physical and Neurological Disabilities, Persons with Low Income, Sexual Minorities and Youth. Students will become aware of the environmental, social, systemic and personal barriers faced by each of these groups and will learn strategies to motivate and assume advocacy roles when working with these clients. Students will become more effective in counselling diverse clients from under-represented populations.
Description: The Practicum field placement experience is a crucial part of the CDP program. It provides the concrete application component that enables students to integrate and experiment with the information learning in other courses. The Practicum consists of two elements:
|CARD8070||Practicum Seminar (Career Development Practitioner Program)
Description: This course will build on the foundation of the knowledge and skills taught in other courses in the program and will encourage students to begin to integrate and apply what they have learned. The focus will be going in-depth in the areas of the student's own interest to further develop the components of professional counselling practice. Also, considered will be various organizational settings and trends where students may choose to practice their skills.
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