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Women's and Gender Studies (WGST) 310

Feminist Approaches to Counselling Women (Revision 1)

WGST 310 course cover

Revision 1 closed, replaced by current version.

Delivery Mode:Individualized study; video component.*
*Overseas students, please contact the University Library before registering in a course that has an audio/visual component.


Area of Study:Social Science

Prerequisite:WGST 302 or equivalent.

Precluded Course:WMST 310. (WGST 310 cannot be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for WMST 310.)

Centre:Centre for Work and Community Studies

WGST 310 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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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 WGST 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


To receive credit for WGST 310, you must achieve a course composite grade of at least "D" (50 percent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Assign. 1 Assign. 2 Assign. 3 Assign. 4 Total
20% 10% 30% 40% 100%

Course Materials


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.

Other Materials

The course materials package also contains a student manual, study guide, reading file, and a video "A Feminist Approach to Crisis Counselling."

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 1, Jan 16/03.

Last updated by SAS  05/26/2015 14:36:13