Interviewing Skills

Course Code: CJS 153

Academic Year: 2021-2022

This applied skills course builds from the first semester and provides students with an understanding of the essential functions, scope and parameters of counselling and interviewing skills within the community, justice and correctional environments. The course reflects the overall programmatic focus on ensuring that social justice and anti-oppression issues are embedded as central aspects of the students' development to most effectively prepare them to work with diverse clientele. Students will engage in activities to develop their accountability, decision-making, critical thinking and knowledge application by actively practicing basic interviewing skills that will enable them to access client's needs and provide basic interventions and referrals. The application of these skills will be evident when they are demonstrated within the course via the final cumulative knowledge and skill assessment at the end of the semester.