Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services

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Course Details and Application to Register

Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence



Online at AASAS Zoom Video Communications


Thursday January 10, 2019 – Orientation

January 17 – April 11, 2019 (No Class on March 21).

Thursday evenings 6:00pm – 8:00pm MT
Live online classroom plus course work

Please Note: The CourseSites opens January 10, 2019, a week before the first live class. Before January 10, 2019, students will receive an email from the facilitators to schedule a one-on-one appointment to review technology requirements and course content. These appointments will be scheduled some time around January 10, 2019. Additionally, students will receive an invitation to register on the CourseSites that day. 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 17, 2019. 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 Work: 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, 2018

After December 15, 2018: $625.00

Payment Information: To receive Early Bird Registration, $595.00 payment must also be received by December 15, 2019.


Katie Roberton
[email protected]
403-237-6905 ext. 268

Deadline to Register

January 1, 2019



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]

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. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. NY: Viking.

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.