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We are happy to review the Certificate in peer counselling which is hold at University of British Columbia, starting in fall semester. The UBC Certificate in Peer Counselling is designed to enhance self-awareness, establish meaning connections with others and develop basic counselling knowledge and skills. While completion of the certificate will not lead to specific employment opportunities, the program will benefit individuals and professionals who want to develop practical counselling skills without committing to an advanced degree.

Specific academic credentials are not required but participants should be comfortable reading, writing and communicating in English at a third year university level. An informal interview with the LCC Director or other member of the Peer Certificate Selection Committee will also be required.  More information can be found on http://www.lifeandcareer.ubc.ca/peer/

UBC Certificate in peer counselling

Fall 2010/Spring 2011 – Program Schedule

Updated June 3, 2010; This schedule is subject to change without notice.

Courses/Seminars Date/Time Facilitators Hours
credit value
2010
Introduction to Counselling Skills Sat, Oct 16
10am-4pm
Elisabeth van Assum 6
The Power of Emotional Intelligence Fri, Oct 29
9:30am-4:30pm
Ann Rice 7
Assertiveness Training Sat, Oct 30
9:30am-4:30pm
Ann Rice 7
Positive Thinking Revisited Sat, Nov 13
10am-4pm
Susan Curtis 6
Mindfulness – Bringing Presence In Fri, Nov 19
10am-4pm
TBA 6
Spiritual Connections in Counselling Sat, Nov 20
10am-4pm
TBA
6
Understanding Family Systems Fri, Dec 3
10am-4pm
Marilee Sigal 6
Counselling Skills Fri-Sat, Dec 10-11
10am-4pm
Elisabeth van Assum 12
2011
Introduction to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Sat, Jan 15
10am-4pm
Sally Halliday
6
Solution Focused Counselling Fri, Jan 28
10am-4pm
Alex Abdel-Malek 6
Counselling Skills Sat, Jan 29
10am-4pm
Elisabeth van Assum 6
Video Taping session Outside of class hours n/a 1
Diversity Counselling Fri, Feb 11
10am-4pm
Vikki Reynolds 6
Conflict Resolution Sat, Feb 12
10am-4pm
Gary Harper 6
Strengthening the Self Fri, Feb 25
10am-4pm
Alex Abdel-Malek
6
Motivational Interviewing Sat, Feb 26
9:30am-4:30pm
Cristine Urquhart 7
Grief and Bereavement Sat, Mar 12
10am-4pm
Carolyn Main 6
Counselling Skills Fri-Sat, Mar 25-26
10am-4pm
Elisabeth van Assum 12
Video Taping session Outside of class hours n/a
1
Dealing with People in Crisis Fri, Apr 8
10am-4pm
BC Crisis Centre 6
Ethical Issues in Counselling Sat, Apr 9
10:00am-4:00pm
Alex Abdel-Malek 6
Life Planning Fri-Sat, Apr 29-30
9:30am-4:30pm
Ann Rice 14
Counselling Skills Fri, May 13
10am-4pm
Elisabeth van Assum 6
GRADUATION Sat, May 14
10am-4pm
Elisabeth van Assum 6
TOTAL HOURS 157

Tue, Jul 6, 6:30-8:30pm; FREE.
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, UBC

In this engaging and interactive panel discussion, join UBC researchers investigating the science behind happiness and what it means to live an abundant life. Find out how positive human emotions can translate into a more fulfilling life. Reception is at 6:30pm. Panel discussion begins at 7pm.

ELIZABETH W. DUNN, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Dunn’s research interests are happiness, self-knowledge, affective forecasting and implicit social cognititon.

LARA AKNIN, PhD Canadidate, graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours degree in Psychology in 2005. After taking a year off, she came back for more and started her Master’s degree in 2006. Lara received her MA in 2008 and is now working towards her Ph.D in Social Psychology. Lara is primarily interested in happiness and well-being, with her most recent work examining the relationship between wealth and well-being.