Programs at all levels (PhD, MSc, MC) assist the student to develop the philosophical, theoretical, research, and practical expertise required of those who wish to offer effective psychological education and counselling. Opportunities are available to study such diverse topics as interpersonal communication, life span human development, group process, family functioning, career exploration and development, assessment and evaluation, statistics and research design, and a variety of other topics of particular relevance to counsellors. With careful selection of open electives, students may develop a concentration in school counselling, career counselling, rehabilitation counselling, marriage and family counselling, etc.
Graduates of the Program are employed in schools, post secondary institutions, community agencies, hospitals, and private practice settings.
These programs are guided by a common mission, values, program goals, and principles. The PhD and MSc programs follow a scientist practitioner model of training while the MC program follows a scholar-practitioner model of training.
2011-2012 Information Booklet for Prospective Applicants to the MSc, MC, and PhD Programs in Counselling Psychology. (PDF)
The doctoral program in Counselling Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.
Faculty members associated with this specialization are: