This advanced diploma program is a three-year, fast-track program delivered over two calendar years. You will be required to complete block placements in the spring/summer semesters. A twelve-week block placement in Year 1 and a sixteen-week block placement in Year 2.
Designed to prepare you to provide frontline treatment services to emotionally troubled and behaviourally disordered children and youth, you will receive specific education and skill development related to:
- Child management techniques
- Designing treatment programs (for individuals and groups)
- Family support interventions
- Therapeutic relationships
- Working with multidisciplinary teams
The curriculum encourages self-reflective practice that will enable you to explore your values, beliefs, attitudes and assumptions related to human behaviour and relationships.
Faculty will work closely with you to support skill development and growth in communication techniques and counselling theory and practice.
As part of your second year of study, you will be required to complete certificate training in understanding and managing aggressive behaviour.
Post-admission Communications assessment
To help prepare you for success in your program and in your future career, all students accepted into this program will complete an assessment to determine their reading comprehension and writing skills. For more information, please visit the post-admission communications assessment webpage.