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Career Training in Counselling

KCPC’s Commitment to Counsellor Employers

Our commitment to our students extends all the way to prospective employers… KCPC is dedicated to teaching the skills and competence required to work as entry-level counsellors in a variety of mental health settings. If an employer should discover any gaps in the skills or abilities of a newly hired graduate, we’ll address the deficit with free refresher courses in subjects covered by our curriculum.

Here is a sample of the skills graduates of the Diploma program bring to the job market…

  1. Commitment to Ethical Standards, and Scope of Practice.
  2. Appropriate application of basic techniques and theories such as: Person-Centered; Cognitive/Behavioral; Integrative; Existential; Psychodynamic; Motivational Interviewing; Adlerian; Psycho-Social Development.
  3. Conduct Clinical Assessments & Mental Status Exams.
  4. Ability to develop and maintain a Therapeutic Alliance.
  5. Counselling youth, families, and couples.
  6. Treatment planning & Case management.
  7. Crisis & Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention.
  8. Specialized counselling for issues related to grief; addictions; abuse/domestic violence; depression and anxiety disorders.
  9. Group counselling and workshop design.
  10. How to identify clusters of symptoms relating to mental disorders.
  11. Correct use the clinical terminology when referencing a diagnosis.
  12. Other areas of specialized practice as offered in the Elective courses.

Employers, if you’re looking for applicants who have a solid knowledge base; well-cultivated skills; maturity gained through life experiences; and exposure to the profession through paid or volunteer positions, KCPC graduates possess all of these qualities. These ‘preferred applicants’ are ready to report for work as professional members of your team.

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