Certificate in Counselling Women applies contemporary feminist theory
to the practice of counselling. The program develops basic counselling
skills with a particular emphasis on acquiring crisis intervention
The program is ideal for professionals and volunteers—crisis
workers, social workers, family life educators, adult educators,
teachers, and vocational counsellors—who will acquire the skills
to help women solve specific and everyday problems.
Students holding a Diploma in Social Work should choose electives
in consultation with an Athabasca University advisor to ensure the
electives meet the requirements of the UCCW, BPA Human Services
and B. Health Administration.
The elective courses can consist of Athabasca University courses
and approved courses from other institutions. The certificate can
be transferred to other programs at Athabasca University and other
universities if the courses fit the requirements at the receiving
Students who are planning to complete the certificate in one year (based on a full-time Student Finance study plan) should first discuss their plan with the Program Coordinator.
Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.
Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.
Visit the Women's Studies Homepage. Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.