Counselling: Theory and Practice in Therapeutic Recreation and Health Promotion

Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Department
Therapeutic Recreation
Course Code
THRT 3505
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 2 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course builds upon a foundation of basic communication and helping skills and provides the student with the theoretical framework to provide counselling and leisure counselling services. Students will be prepared to provide counselling services for both individuals and groups in therapeutic recreation and health promotion settings.
Course Content

Professional Behaviour

  • Values, ethics and ethical conduct
  • Competence
  • Confidentiality
  • Importance of reflective practice:  self-awareness
  • Informed consent

Relationship Building Skills, Assessment Skills

  • Observational skills
  • Promoting core conditions: empathy, respect, warmth
  • Active listening skills:  attending, paraphrasing, empathy, questions, summary, self-disclosure
  • Defining and sustaining the relationship

Leisure Counselling

  • Definitions, models, theories, interventions of leisure counselling
  • Leisure related problems and leisure counselling
  • Addiction, depression, isolation, stress management and leisure counselling

Empowerment Skills

  • Strengths/assets focus
  • Information giving, teaching
  • Supporting, empowering

Challenge Skills

  • Advanced empathy, reframing, self-disclosure
  • Confronting in congruencies, correcting distortion
  • Goal setting and action planning

Diversity Counselling

  • Resistant clients
  • Clients with disabling conditions
  • Cultural diversity

Group Counselling and Therapeutic Recreation

  • Forming the counselling group
  • Stages of group growth
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Evaluating group process and group goals
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture and larger group discussion
  • Small group discussion and activity
  • Media
  • Practice counselling sessions
  • Video and audio recordings of sessions
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Written assignments
  • Presentations
  • Testing

This is a graded course

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. demonstrate professional behaviour; specifically ethics, confidentiality and self-awareness
  2. demonstrate active listening and relationship building skills
  3. demonstrate the effective use of challenge skills
  4. demonstrate skills in empowerment, including goal setting and action planning
  5. describe methods for working with diversity
  6. integrate theories of leisure and counselling into a practice of leisure counselling
  7. describe the theories, models, interventions and service of leisure counselling
  8. apply theory of group process to the facilitation and evaluation of a leisure counselling group
Textbook Materials

T.B.A.

Requisites

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2006/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KIN 366 (3) 2006/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ED-D 316 (1.5) 2006/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
33772
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Affolder
Jennifer
Full
Online
THRT 3505 L01 - Students must FIRST register in THRT 3505 001.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
15
15
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
16:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
33773
Wed
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Affolder
Jennifer
Open
Online
THRT 3505 L02 - Students must FIRST register in THRT 3505 001

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.

Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
15
9
6
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
18:30 - 20:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
36514
Tue
08-Sep-2020
- 07-Dec-2020
08-Sep-2020
07-Dec-2020
Affolder
Jennifer
Open
Online
THRT 3505 001 - Students must ALSO register in one of THRT 3505 L01 or L02.

This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
24
6
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
18:30 - 21:20