Counselling Psychology (PhD)

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Length of program

Full-time: 48 months

Mode of delivery

In person

Program consists of:

  • Thesis
  • Coursework





Program description

The program is designed around rigorous adherence to accreditation standards, and current ethical professional practice. Students are prepared to work with diverse populations and settings as a registered psychologist/professional counsellor, and as a researcher in the field.

The program consists of required courses, including Practicum and Internship, as well as a Comprehensive Examination, a doctoral Thesis, and a doctoral Thesis Oral Defence. The program is designed to be completed in four years. Courses are completed as a cohort on campus.

In this program you will

  • demonstrate critical understanding of counselling theory, research and practice through academically rigorous verbal and written communication
  • establish competence in planning, conducting, evaluating and disseminating counselling psychology research
  • acquire and demonstrate competency in case conceptualization, assessment and interventions required for practice as a registered psychologist or professional counsellor
  • understand and demonstrate ethical and legal standards, ethical reasoning, standards of practice, and professional conduct in counselling psychology
  • show understanding of the role of diversity in all areas of counselling psychology research and practice
  • understand and contribute to research-based scholarship that informs counselling practice

Program Schedule

Other concentrations in the PhD in Education include Formal and Distributive Leadership; and Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum.

Additional information

Refer to the Faculty of Education webpage for additional information related to financial assistance and scholarships for the PhD in Education program.