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Behavioural Counselling I provides students with an introduction to interviewing, assessment, and intervention strategies for working with individuals in a variety of applied settings using a behavioural framework. An emphasis will be placed on developing core behavioural competencies in order to promote an effective therapeutic alliance. These skills will be developed through in-class exercises, role-plays, group discussion, interactive exercises, and video-taping as well as through lecture. Students will be encouraged to examine their own skill-set and to analyze personal values and experiences that may impact the therapeutic relationship. By the end of the course, students will be expected to present their own portfolio of competence and a report of a video-taped simulated session that demonstrates their knowledge, application, and synthesis of the core skills learned. (45 hours)