Women's Studies (WMST) 310
Feminist Approaches to Counselling Women (Revision 1)
WMST 310 closed, replaced by WGST 310.
Credits: 3 - Social Science
Prerequisite: WMST 302 or equivalent.
WMST 310 has a Challenge for Credit option.
The course examines an empowerment model of counselling women and its application to crisis intervention and counselling women. The emphasis is on skill development. Building upon the theoretical foundation laid in WMST 302, the goals are to:
Gain an understanding of how to apply feminist principles to counselling women
Gain an understanding of some of the problems for which women often seek counselling
Provide opportunities to develop crisis intervention counselling skills
Examine the application of these skills to issues of particular concern to women
Focus on developing counselling skills for positive action
Explore the ethics of feminist counselling
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Myer, R. A. (2001) Assessment of crisis intervention: A triage assessment model. Toronto, ON: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning.
Worell, J. & Remer, P. (1996). Feminist perspectives in therapy: An empowerment model for women. Chichester, UK: Wiley & Sons Ltd.
The course materials package also contains a student manual, study guide, reading file, and a video "A Feminist Approach to Crisis Counselling."
Updated August 05 2014 by Student & Academic Services