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Aboriginal and Northern Counselling Certificate Program

​The Aboriginal and Northern Counselling Skills Program provides the knowledge and skills required to provide guidance and support in a culturally proficient and professional way for Aboriginal and northern peoples. All courses reflect Aboriginal worldviews, ways of knowing, and culture.   Theories of healing and health also include Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths Based, and Solution Focused Counselling.
This certificate training includes 10 required and 2 elective courses as well as a final 72 hour skills practice placement.

Courses include:
ABS.1001  Waskawimakanwa Mecimwaci Isihtwawina
EDU.1104  Development Across the Lifespan
CNS.1000  Introduction to Counselling: Assisting Aboriginal Peoples’ Healing Journey
CNS.1010  Effective Communications in Counselling
CNS.1020  Professional and Ethical Guidelines for Counselling Practice
ART.1140  Practical Skills: Assessment & Intervention
CNS.1030  Addictions and Aboriginal Communities
CNS.1040  Residential School Impacts and the Healing Journey
 CNS.1050  Working with Families
CNS.1060  Working with Groups
CNS. 1070 Counselling in Aboriginal Communities
Electives:  (2 of the following)
CNS.1080 Counselling in Aboriginal Schools
CNS. 1090 Crisis Intervention in Aboriginal Schools
CNS.1100 Academic & Career Counselling
CNS.1110 Elder Teachings in Aboriginal Languages
CNS.1120 Supporting Instructors of Students with Exceptionalities
CNS.1130 Bullying in Schools
CNS.1140 Suicide prevention & Intervention
Practicum: (4 weeks)
CNS.1200 Counselling Skills Applied Practice
For more information about the Aboriginal and Northern Counselling Skills Certificate Program, please contact:

Susan Flett-Young, Program Coordinator   
Aboriginal and Northern Counselling Skills Certificate Program
University College of the North
B34 - The Pas Campus       
Phone: (204) 627-8802
  • The Pas Campus Box 3000, 436 - 7th Street East, The Pas, MB R9A 1M7 Telephone: (204) 627-8500 / Toll Free: (866) 627-8500
  • Thompson Campus 55 UCN Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 1L7 Telephone: (204) 677-6450 / Toll Free: (866) 677-6450
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