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Course Details and Application to Register

Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence

Registration for this course is now closed! We will be offering another training in January.



Online at AASAS Zoom Video Communications


September 14, 2017 – Orientation

September 21 – December 7, 2017
Thursdays, 1:00pm – 3:00 pm
Live online classroom plus course work

Please Note: The CourseSites opens September 14, 2017, a week before the first live class. Before September 14, 2017, 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 September 14, 2017. 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 September 21, 2017. 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).



Payment Information: To fully complete registration, $595.00 payment for the course must be made in full before August 15, 2017.


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

Deadline to Register

August 15, 2017 (while space is available)



Course Information – Please Note

This 12 week 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 will receive an invitation before the course starts from the facilitators with a link to Zoom Video Communications to test out their technology for the live classroom. Students are advised that they require either a headset or a built-in microphone and speakers, and a high-speed internet connection.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

If for any reason you need to cancel your registration please notify us at [email protected] Any cancellations made prior to the first scheduled class of training will receive a full refund, but a $25.00 administration fee may be in effect. No refunds will be issued if the cancellation is made after the first class begins. You may transfer your registration before the first class begins to another person at no cost. You may also transfer yourself into the same course, offered at a future time, at no extra cost if you do so before the start of the third live class. Please contact [email protected] for any cancellation and transfer requests.

Certificates of Completion Policy:

A Certificate of Completion will be issued only to those participants who have completed at least 10 out of 12 full classes of the Counselling Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence course. If more than 2 live classes are missed, arrangements might be able to be made (on a case-by-case bases) for extraordinary circumstances, if a letter of completion is required.