CDI College’s Special Care Counseling program aims to train professionals who will work with children, adults and elderly people afflicted with physical or intellectual disabilities, behavioral, mental or health-related disorders with the goal of supporting their adaptation, rehabilitation and social integration.
Students will learn to collaborate with teachers and other professionals to intervene with patients afflicted with learning difficulties, difficulties of adaptation or behavioral disorders; participate in the development and implementation of intervention plans and identify ways to achieve objectives; develop, organize and lead various educational or cultural activities that focus on developing various skills such as social, cognitive, psychomotor, communication, self-esteem, affirmation, problem solving; use intervention techniques adapted to a crisis management context; collaborate, as needed, with social organizations, hospitals, the police, etc.
Conditions for admission to an Attestation of College Studies (ACS)
A person who has received instruction considered sufficient by the college and meets any of the following conditions may be admitted to a program of studies leading to an Attestation of College Studies:
- the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies or pursued full-time postsecondary studies for at least 2 consecutive terms or 1 school year;
- the person is covered by an agreement entered into between the college and an employer or by a government program of studies;
- the person has interrupted his or her full-time studies for one term and pursued full-time postsecondary studies for one term; or
- the person holds a Secondary School Vocational Diploma.