IHSW 100

Interpersonal Communication and Basic Counselling Skills

Course details

Given the traumatic childhood background of many Indigenous (and non-Indigenous) adults, this course starts off with an overview of how childhood trauma rewires the developing brain, the family factors that optimize brain development, and the rewiring process adults need to engage in to regain control over a nervous system that tends to be hyper-reactive. As students master the skills of mindfulness-- one of the strategies associated with rewiring the brain-- they are, through the use of role play, introduced to a variety of interpersonal skills that enhance their ability to interact more effectively with family members and coworkers.  

3 Credits

Course prerequisite:


This course is featured in the following Yellowhead Tribal College programs: