Crisis Management/Human Psychology

College-Approved Certificate (9 courses) Part-time On Campus
Program Code: 0926X02PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

If you are interested in gaining a broader understanding of human psychology and crisis management, enrol in this part-time College Certificate program. The program's diverse, theoretical approach focuses on aspects of human psychology and relationships. Counselling and crisis intervention methods offer an in-depth examination of human behaviour. Students learn the practical skills that are commonly employed in the helping professions pertaining to human relations and crisis intervention.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within four years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Have worked on their own personal issues and challenges.
  • Are mature and committed. . Have effective interpersonal skills.
  • Have a background in psychology or the helping professions.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
Program Eligibility

Students are required to provide proof of successful completion of an approved certificate, diploma or degree in healthcare, psychology or social services field.

Notes

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Sogol Kafi at kafis@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   On campus: On Campus
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
PFP102045.0PsychologyOnline Learning
PSY177845.0Human Relations

PSY1778 Human Relations

Communication is a key component to developing and maintaining strong and professional relationships. Students enhance their understanding of self and others, and build on the interpersonal skills needed to be a competent and cooperative communicator. Through demonstrations and role plays, students practise essential skills in listening, non-verbal communication, interpersonal dynamics and conflict resolution. Effective use of these skills can improve the quality of relationships in a variety of settings, such as the family, the workplace, friendship, love and marriage.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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PSY000645.0Human SexualityOnline Learning
PSY177945.0Group Dynamics

PSY1779 Group Dynamics

Being able to work within a group effectively is an essential interpersonal skill required in the helping professions. This course is concerned with the process of group interaction. Students develop skills which allow them to operate more effectively in groups and to communicate more clearly. The focus is on group functioning, leadership, the factors involved in group cohesion and group conflict, communication systems, emotional styles and group role function. Experiential learning processes are incorporated where students learn about group processes by actively participating in group exercises in class.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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COR173745.0Abnormal PsychologyOnline Learning Online Learning
PSY000945.0Developmental PsychologyOnline Learning Online Learning
PSY172445.0Crisis InterventionBlank Icon Blank Icon On Campus
PSY521645.0Interviewing and Counselling Skills

PSY5216 Interviewing and Counselling Skills

Accurate interviewing and counselling are essential skills required for an effective intervention. Students become familiar with the latest counselling process along with the knowledge and skills used for immediate, short-term and long-term to help clients. Practical skills approach is utilized where students receive training through cases and in-class activities.

Pre-requisites: PFP1020 and PSY0009

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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SOC172545.0Introduction to Social Psychology

SOC1725 Introduction to Social Psychology

Understanding self and others is essential in promoting healthy interactions and success in personal and professional relationships. Students investigate social factors that impact individual behaviour enabling them to better understand the dynamics of human exchange while offering a broad overview of the many concepts relevant to the field of social psychology.

Pre-requisites: PFP1020

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

PFP1020 Psychology

Students learn to apply basic psychological concepts, including scientific methods, biological bases of behaviour, perception, states of consciousness, learning, motivation and theories of personality. Emphasis is placed on the causes and consequences of human behaviour, including abnormal behaviour.

PSY1778 Human Relations

Communication is a key component to developing and maintaining strong and professional relationships. Students enhance their understanding of self and others, and build on the interpersonal skills needed to be a competent and cooperative communicator. Through demonstrations and role plays, students practise essential skills in listening, non-verbal communication, interpersonal dynamics and conflict resolution. Effective use of these skills can improve the quality of relationships in a variety of settings, such as the family, the workplace, friendship, love and marriage.

PSY0006 Human Sexuality

This analysis of human sexuality draws on historical, theoretical, cross-cultural and lifecycle perspectives of human sexual attitudes, behaviours, development and experiences. Selected topics may include gender relations, body image, sexual diversity, arousal and response, mating, dating, and interpersonal communication, sex education, sexual health or risk and issues of power or intimacy.

PSY1779 Group Dynamics

Being able to work within a group effectively is an essential interpersonal skill required in the helping professions. This course is concerned with the process of group interaction. Students develop skills which allow them to operate more effectively in groups and to communicate more clearly. The focus is on group functioning, leadership, the factors involved in group cohesion and group conflict, communication systems, emotional styles and group role function. Experiential learning processes are incorporated where students learn about group processes by actively participating in group exercises in class.

COR1737 Abnormal Psychology

Emphasis is on the study of signs and symptoms of the major mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorders. Additionally, there are discussions about eating and sleeping disorders, stress and post-traumatic stress disorder.

PSY0009 Developmental Psychology

Students are offered an opportunity to survey developmental psychology, covering topics across the human lifespan, from infancy through to old age. Through readings and lecture material, students examine theories of child development and the research that bears on these theories. Students also examine development across the physical, social, emotional and cognitive domains. Finally, students address major themes in the study of developmental psychology, including the nature-nurture issue, effects of early experience and continuity-discontinuity in developmental change.

PSY1724 Crisis Intervention

Crisis is the turning point in one's life where intervention is often sought. Students are familiarized with crisis theory, crisis intervention models, specific types of crises, and local community crisis centres and resources. They also learn about their role and responsibilities in crisis situations, as well as develop skills enabling them to work with people in crisis.

PSY5216 Interviewing and Counselling Skills

Accurate interviewing and counselling are essential skills required for an effective intervention. Students become familiar with the latest counselling process along with the knowledge and skills used for immediate, short-term and long-term to help clients. Practical skills approach is utilized where students receive training through cases and in-class activities.

Pre-requisites: PFP1020 and PSY0009

SOC1725 Introduction to Social Psychology

Understanding self and others is essential in promoting healthy interactions and success in personal and professional relationships. Students investigate social factors that impact individual behaviour enabling them to better understand the dynamics of human exchange while offering a broad overview of the many concepts relevant to the field of social psychology.

Pre-requisites: PFP1020