This program is 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 both individuals and groups)
- Family support interventions
- Therapeutic relationships
- Working with multidisciplinary teams
The curriculum encourages self-reflective practice in which you will explore your own 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. Current standard first aid certificate, Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Rescuer Certificate in CPR (Level C) certificate and criminal reference check are also required throughout the program in order to complete your field placement.