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Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors  (NOC 4153)
Edmundston--Woodstock Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Family, marriage and other related counsellors assist individuals and groups of clients to identify, understand and overcome personal problems and achieve personal objectives. They are employed by counselling centres, social service agencies, group homes, government agencies, family therapy centres, and health care and rehabilitation facilities, or they may work in private practice.

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Family, marriage and other related counsellors perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Interview clients, prepare case histories and assess problems
  • Conduct vocational testing and psychometric assessment
  • Develop and implement counselling and intervention programs to assist clients in determining goals and means of attaining them
  • Counsel clients, provide therapy and mediation services, and facilitate group sessions
  • Liaise with community agencies or partners, and identify additional or alternative services and provide referrals
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling programs and interventions, and clients' progress in resolving identified problems and movement toward defined objectives
  • Follow up on results of counselling programs and clients' adjustments
  • Prepare assessment, progress, follow-up and court reports
  • May supervise other counsellors, social service staff and assistants
  • May provide public education and consultation to other professionals or groups regarding counselling services, issues and methods
  • May provide witness testimony in court proceedings
  • May conduct research, publish research papers, educational texts and articles and deliver presentations at conferences.
  • May participate in fundraising activities.

Family, marriage and other related counsellors often specialize in dealing with a specific client group such as injured workers, or with specific problems, such as drug and alcohol addiction, marital difficulties or behavioural disorders.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Edmundston, Grand Falls, Grand-Sault, St. Leonard, Woodstock

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Outlook & Prospects for Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors in Edmundston--Woodstock Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors in Edmundston--Woodstock Region as well as in the rest of the New Brunswick.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Edmundston--Woodstock Region Limited   (1 of 3 stars) 2012-05-10

Currently the chances of qualified Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors finding employment are considered to be limited in the local area.

Job opportunities in this occupation are mostly found in these industries: 1) health care and social assistance; and 2) public administration. The main reason employment prospects are considered limited at the local level is that there are relatively few private practices in the area. Few job openings for this occupation are posted in the local newspapers and on job search sites. Most workers in this occupation are self-employed or employed in the social service and health sector.

Employment opportunities for Family, Marriage and Other Related Counsellors may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.

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