2019-2020 Catalog

EGC 680 Counselling in Context

This course addresses current issues in school counselling from the school district perspective. Candidates learn about specific school district scope of practice and ethical guidelines for school counsellors. This course is taught by school district counsellors and senior administrators and is therefore tailored to the unique mental health context of each district. Issues that could be discussed are determined by the course instructors but may include the following: school district protocols with respect to assessment and critical incidents; reporting suspected child abuse; Aboriginal mental health issues; addiction and substance abuse; suicide; trauma, grief and loss etc. Candidates develop a comprehensive understanding of the various counselling issues and contexts they will be exposed to in their school counselling careers.