GERO 1215: Helping Relationships with Older Adults II: Practical Skills

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

Students learn to apply more advanced helping skills, including basic counselling skills, group facilitation, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and advocacy for older persons. They explore the role of family systems and ethical conduct. Students practice ways to enable clients to reframe their personal narratives, allowing them to think differently about concerns, issues, and challenges. Students learn how to set goals with clients that will help clients take action to address challenges.

This is a highly participatory course. Students will learn through a variety of learning activities such as lectures, case studies, group discussions, audio visual presentations, readings, audio taping, videotaping, exams and written assignments. All students will be expected to participate in role-playing in class in order to perfect their use of the skills taught in the courses.

Prerequisite(s): GERO 1115

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Gerontology.

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