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University Certificate in Counselling Women

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  • Credential: University Certificate
  • Credits: 30
  • Next Start: Monthly

Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Counselling Women (UC-CW) is specifically designed for those who work directly with women in crisis intervention. The program applies feminist theory to the practice of counselling women in these settings.

Q: Why take the University Certificate in Counselling Women?

A:

The UC-CW enhances counselling and problem-solving skills for both professionals and volunteers.

Q: How long would it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 1 year of full-time study, or work at your own pace and take as long as you need. There is no time limit for completion.

Program Overview

Athabasca University’s online University Certificate in Counselling Women (UC-CW) is specifically designed for those who work directly with women in crisis intervention. The program applies feminist theory to the practice of counselling women in these settings.

In this program you will learn to

  • identify client needs
  • refer clients appropriately
  • critically analyze social and counselling issues from a feminist perspective
  • understand the shifting social, political, economic and cultural contexts in which counselling takes place

You will also develop your awareness of the cultural and social bases of human prejudice and discrimination, including

  • sexism
  • racism
  • ethnocentrism
  • ageism
  • classism

This program explores feminist insights and alternatives that foster tolerance for diversity of human experience and ways of life.

Why take the University Certificate in Counselling Women?

The UC-CW enhances counselling and problem-solving skills for both professionals and volunteers:

  • crisis workers
  • social workers
  • family life educators
  • adult educators
  • nurses
  • teachers
  • vocational counsellors

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