Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors

(NOC 4153)

Career Description

Family, marriage and other related counsellors assist individuals and groups of clients to identify, understand and overcome personal problems and achieve personal objectives.

Duties May Include

Family, marriage and other related counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:

Interview clients, prepare case histories, assess problems, and conduct vocational testing and psychometric assessment;

Develop and implement counselling/intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and the means to attain them;

Counsel clients and provide therapy/mediation services;

Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs and clients' progress;

Provide public education/consultation to other professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues, and methods;

Prepare assessments, progress, follow-up, and court reports;

Specialize in dealing with a specific client group such as injured workers or with specific problems such as drug/alcohol addiction, marital difficulties, and behavioural disorders.

Examples of Titles

Addictions Counsellor
Bereavement Counsellor
Family Counsellor
Marriage Counsellor
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
Rehabilitation Counsellor
Sex Therapist

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

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Public Health Bachelor; Honours
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University of Northern British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia, CA

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Health Sciences - Community and Population Health - Aboriginal and Rural Health Bachelor
Health Sciences - Community and Population Health - Environmental Health Bachelor
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King's University College
London, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Social Work Master
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University of South Wales
Pontypridd, Wales, GB

Related Program(s):
Community Health and Wellbeing (Top-Up) Bachelor; Honours
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Edge Hill University
Ormskirk, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Health and Social Wellbeing Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on May 14, 2012