Counselling Psychology (MEd)

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Length of program

24 months

Mode of delivery

In person

Program consists of:

  • Coursework
  • Culminating activity
  • Practicum





Program description

Prepare for a career as a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Psychologist in Alberta

In the MEd(Counselling Psychology), you'll complete coursework, a practicum and Culminating Activity (thesis, project or Capstone) to:

  • understand and acquire communication skills in interpersonal and counselling contexts
  • learn historical and theoretical foundations in counselling psychology
  • develop a planning and implementation framework for client change interventions in counselling psychology
  • become familiar with a variety of counselling assessment procedures
  • understand the process of career counselling
  • address professional and ethical issues in counselling psychology practice, science and regulation
  • develop an understanding of gender and cultural issues in counselling
  • experience supervised practice in counselling psychology settings

You do not require a teaching background for admission to this program.

Year One: attend full-time, on-campus

Year Two: complete practicum placements and culminating activity remotely, if desired,  with limited on-campus attendance

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Career pathways

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor
  • Registered Psychologist

My MEd program, practicum and project let me explore my research interests. Because of this, I was able to dig deeper into ways to apply my counselling degree working with a specific population." ~ Chloe Luck (MEd '22)

Read more about Chloe's MEd experience