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Want to Become a Counsellor? A Guide to Working with Clients Experiencing Sexual Trauma

Experiencing sexual abuse or sexual assault can be one of the more traumatic experiences that a person endures throughout their lifetime (Fader, 2021). Unfortunately, it’s a reality for many Canadians, with over 11 million Canadians reporting having been sexually or physically assaulted since the...
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What is GAD? What Those Pursuing Professional Counselling Training Should Know

Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD for short, is an ongoing feeling of anxiety and stress that impedes a person’s quality of life (“Generalized anxiety disorder, 2017”). While feeling anxious and worried at times is entirely normal for most people, it can become more of a problem if such a...
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What Students in Counsellor Training Should Know About Countertransference

Preparing for a career as a counsellor will mean learning how to effectively provide counselling to individuals and groups through a variety of contexts. You’ll be able to help clients work through issues like trauma, abuse, addiction, family issues, relationship problems, and more. As a...
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Borderline Personality Disorder: Helpful Tips from Professional Counsellors

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the most common personality disorders associated with the use of mental health services (Cotet, C.D., et al., 2017). However, it is also one of the least understood (Cotet, C.D., et al., 2017). For a long time mental health professionals even debated...
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Mental Health in Canada: A Snapshot for Counselling Students

According to recent figures, an impressive 85% of Canadians consider mental health to be just as important as physical health (Chai, 2017c). However, while this figure does demonstrate an important step forward, there is still much work to be done with regards to mental health in Canada. Statistics...
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Rhodes College Students and Alumni Share their Success Stories After Professional Counselling Training

When Katarina Osterlind decided to make a career change in 2012, she had no idea that she would return to teach at the same school where she received her Professional Counsellor Diploma. Throughout her studies, she experienced significant personal growth, where she discovered her niche of grief...
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A Guide to Compassionate Language for Students in Professional Counselling Training

Language is powerful. We use language to understand experiences, express ourselves, and communicate with others. When we engage in dialogue, our words express not only our ideas but also our intentions, emotions, and even personal biases. For those in the professional counselling industry,...
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