COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY (PHD)
Full-time: 48 months
- Practicum and Internship
- Comprehensive Examination
- Doctoral Thesis and Doctoral Thesis Defence
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
Other concentrations in the PhD in Education include Formal and Distributive Leadership; and Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum.
Refer to the Faculty of Education webpage for additional information related to financial assistance and scholarships for the PhD in Education program.