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