Counselling Skills (Live In-Person)


9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Bookings closed


Toronto Hostels Training Centre (THTC)
65 Wellesley Street East, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1G7

Event Type

Instructor: Priyan Ramanihar

This interactive workshop will expand and build upon basic counselling skills that are used in working with clients within the housing system. The session is divided into two parts: the morning will be spent examining the essentials of counselling and communication skills; while the afternoon focuses on the application of these skills in specific areas. These areas include: diverse client populations; women’s issues; people with mental health or concurrent disorders; working with groups; and other areas identified by participants in the workshop. Drawing on a variety of theoretical and practice-based approaches, this session provides an introduction to counselling for those new to the field, and an opportunity for continued development and practice for more experienced participants. You are asked to come to the workshop with your own case examples for discussion and “troubleshooting.”



  • You must be prompt and present for the course. Any time missed will result in certificates not being issued.
  • A certificate of attendance will be provided upon successful completion.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review effective communication skills used in a number of service settings.
  • Examine how these skills are used within the context of agencies with specific subpopulations like street involved, Aboriginal and LGBT communities.
  • Practice exercise utilizing these skills and review relevant case examples from participants’ setting.


Target Group: All

Additional Training Method: Agency Training



REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM - THTC DOES NOT MAINTAIN A WAITLIST or CANCELLATION LIST. Please refer to the training calendar for future availability.