Certificate (Cert.) First Nations and Inuit Student Personnel Services (30 credits)

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Offered by: 0149     Degree: Certificate - First Nations and Inuit Student Personnel Services

Program Requirements

This program is offered by the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology through First Nations and Inuit Education.

This 30-credit program is designed to provide Indigenous school personnel advisers with a training program that will enable them to learn about the principles and practice of personnel services as generally applied in educational settings, to help Indigenous student personnel advisers develop their personal skills, and to modify or adapt their services and the content to best suit the cultural and educational needs of Indigenous students; to encourage Indigenous student personnel advisers to take leadership in developing educational programs that address the social needs of their communities, to upgrade their academic qualifications and professional development; and to develop and make available, in English and in the languages of instruction, collections of professional and scholarly knowledge about students' needs, and services in Indigenous communities.

Bearers of this certificate will be qualified to work as educational and school personnel advisers within the employ of an Indigenous educational authority.

Required Courses (21 credits)

  • EDPC 201 Introduction to Student Advising (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Introduction to student advising and guidance including personal, vocational, and educational aspects of services normally found in Aboriginal school settings. Role of the student personnel advisor at both the elementary and secondary levels.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPC 202 Helping Skills Practicum 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Basic interviewing and helping skills relevant to the helping profession in Aboriginal settings. Interpersonal skills which facilitate the prevention and amelioration of problems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPC 203 Helping Skills Practicum 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Parent and student interviews. Practicing interviewing techniques within the context of the student's own community and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPC 205 Career/Occupational Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Career patterns development, occupational choice relevant to native and northern careers. Basic studies of career development and career/educational planning in northern communities. Employment trends, occupational classification and information.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPC 208 Native Families' Dynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Adolescent sexuality and concurrent problems, substance addictions, physical abuse and violence, and suicide within the milieu of the native family, with a review of possible basic interventions for remediation. The roles of teachers, counsellors, social workers, physicians and legal authorities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPC 209 Basic Crisis Intervention Skills (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Models and methods of crisis intervention as well as the development of skills in working with individuals experiencing emotional trauma, and identifying referral sources for individuals who require medical or psychiatric consultation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • EDPC 210 Field Experience (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (School of Continuing Studies)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : An extended practicum experience which commences at the beginning of formal academic training. On-going development of student personnel services training experience at the individual and group level, "progress file" and evaluation of performance over the course of training, organization and administration of student personnel services. This comprises site visits, workshops and seminars interwoven with the other courses.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits selected from the list below or any other suitable course approved by the Program Adviser.

Registration in EDEM 502, EDKP 204, or any other courses offered by departments other than Educational and Counselling Psychology, or in other programs of this Department is dependent on availability (e.g., through a concurrently offered program) or through an arrangement made with that department or program. The Program Adviser will attempt to make these contacts whenever required.

  • EDEM 502 Indigenous Family Dynamics and Supporting Institutions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Integrated Studies in Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Admin & Policy Studies in Ed : Examination of Indigenous family dynamics and educational, social and administrative institutions that support families in the learning process. A study of the interdependency of the various institutions affecting the education of Indigenous children. Relationships of noneducational to educational services.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Sandra Deer (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken EDEM 202.

  • EDKP 204 Health Education (3 credits)

    Offered by: Kinesiology and Physical Ed (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Kinesiology&Physical Education : A study of the teacher's role in the total school health program at both elementary and high school levels; current issues in contemporary health education.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Jordan Koch (Fall)

  • EDPI 211 Social and Emotional Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Inclusive) : Intensive training in observation of the development and behaviour of children as individuals and as members of modern First Nations or Inuit society. Study of educational implications of both common and divergent behaviour. Development of relevant teaching practices.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Offered through Continuing Education. Limited to students enrolled in First Nations and Inuit Education programs.

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