- Group work
- Experiential classroom activities
- Student presentations
- Guest speakers
- Audio-visual presentations
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- Personal development is an essential component of preparing oneself for the human services field
- Wellness is a holistic concept that encompasses the body, mind and spirit of the individual
- Self-awareness is an important component of personal and professional development
- Working with others in groups is an essential part of the human service profession.
- Wellness includes an understanding of stress and how to deal with it
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to care for self in the domains of physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual wellness
- Research the domains of wellness
- Assess own wellness experience using a variety of instruments
- Demonstrate beginning reflective writing skills
- Develop understanding of relationship between reflective writing and self awareness
- Develop understanding of basic stress management techniques
- Assess own style of managing stress
- Research theories of stress management
- Incorporate stress management into own life
- Demonstrate basic self-awareness
- Reflect on and write about personal development
- Reflect on and write about basic interpersonal skills
- Develop beginning work group skills.
- Practice basic listening and communication skills
- Practice beginning group process skills such as group structure, communication, listening, providing feedback, problem-solving, assertiveness and facilitation.
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. This is a Mastery/Non-Mastery course.
- Reflective Writing
- Group Presentation
CCSD 240 or CCSD 1240