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Course Details and Application to Register

Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence


Live online classroom sessions take place on the platform; course work (readings, videos, journaling) is on the learning management system


Registration for the Winter 2021 session is now closed. This course usually runs twice per year. Fall dates are TBA. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the next session, please subscribe to the mailing list below.

January 14, 2021, Scheduled One-On-One Orientation Appointment

January 21 – April 8, 2021 – Live Class Sessions

Thursday afternoons 2:00pm – 4:00pm MT
Live online classroom plus course work

Please Note: In early January 2021, students will receive an email from the Instructors to schedule a one-on-one orientation appointment to review technology requirements and course content. These appointments will be scheduled starting January 14, 2021. Students will then receive an invitation to register on the CourseSites about a week before the first live class. With the mandatory CourseSites registration, students will have access to tour and familiarize themselves with the CourseSites in preparation for the first live class that follows on January 21, 2021. During the week preceding the first live class, students will be required to (1) introduce themselves by posting a short bio on the Discussion Board (2) read materials and watch the videos in the Week One module.

Course Workload: Students can expect to invest 5-6 hours per week in live class and homework. Homework includes: Reading, Watching Videos, Reflective Writing (Journaling).


Early Bird Registration: $595.00 until December 15, 2020

After December 15, 2020: $625.00

Payment Information: To receive Early Bird Registration, $595.00 payment must also be received by December 15, 2020.


[email protected]

403-237-6905 ext. 298

Deadline to Register

January 5, 2021


Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence – Poster – January 21 – April 8, 2021

Course Outline

Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence Course Outline

Course Information – Please Note

This 12 week intermediate level* online integrative course is designed for counselors, therapists, and other mental health practitioners who may wish to work with survivors of sexual violence, or who may be already working with survivors and would like to more deeply inform their counselling practice. Registrants must have, at a minimum, a bachelors level education in a social or health services discipline and/or are registered/licensed with a professional association that maintains a code of ethics and standards of practice that provide parameters for the registrant’s scope of practice. Special considerations may be accommodated on a case by case basis. For questions contact [email protected].

*Intermediate Level Means: Information builds on knowledge that practitioners with some experience already have. Focus on skill-building or adding knowledge; possibly with a brief overview of basic information. Outcomes: using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Course Materials:

All students will need to purchase the following book for this course and are encouraged to begin reading before the start date of the course. The book can be purchased at Amazon or Chapters/Indigo for approximately $25.00:

Van der Kolk, B.A. (2015). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. NY: Viking.

It can be found here:


Technology Requirements:

Students are advised that they require their own computer (desktop or laptop) either a headset or a built-in microphone and speakers, and a high-speed internet connection.

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