Counselling is a hard career path to walk. You have to deal with people of all different backgrounds, who are usually going through the hardest part of their life. This also makes counselling a hard skill to teach because how can someone properly practice?
To pile on to this problem, the global pandemic gave professors a new challenge of needing to reinvent all of their teaching materials for the online world. Making it nearly impossible to do realistic role playing exercises, a tool that is widely used for training soft skills.
Results & Feedback
As soon as development and testing was complete the virtual counselling office was made available as a practice tool for counselling students. Although the college we worked with would like to stay anonymous for this case study, we can share that they were very pleased with the final product and we have now moved ahead with 2 more similar soft skills simulations.
With them becoming a continuous partner of ours we look forward to seeing the next innovative idea we work on together. Plus are happy to hear the projects we have already developed are making a positive impact within their institution!