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Depression & Unemployment (#102)

This young man is angry at himself for being unemployed and furious at the system for telling him to go on welfare. A counsellor/social worker needs to help him explore his options. 

Learning Objectives

  • listening skills
  • Developing trust 
  • Demonstrating empathy 
  • Setting goals 
  • Identifying strengths

Information for Learners

Dylan Hopper’s Employment Insurance (EI) has come to an end. He has not worked in over a year and as a next step, the EI representative booked him for an appointment with a counsellor/social worker to discuss potential next steps, possible job avenues and the ending of his EI coverage. The hope is that a fresh approach may give Dylan a new direction. You are the counsellor/social worker assigned to Dylan Hopper’s case. You are meeting him for the first time at your office in the local Community Centre Walk-in Counselling Service.

Simulation Details

Simulator Role(s)

  • Dylan Hopper (mid-twenties)

Learner Role(s)

  • Counsellor 
  • Social Worker


  • Walk-In Community Centre Counselling Office

Related Topics

  • Employment and Business 
  • Health Care
  • Mental Health
  • Marriage and Relationships