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FACULTY OF EDUCATION

COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY (PHD)

Length of Program: 

Full-time: 48 months

Intake: 
Fall
Concentrations: 

Counselling Psychology

Mode of Delivery: 

On Campus

Program Components: 
  • Coursework
  • Practicum and Internship
  • Comprehensive Examination
  • Doctoral Thesis and Doctoral Thesis Defence
Campus: 
Lethbridge
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 communicatin
  • establish competence in planning, conducting, evaluating and disseminating counselling psychology research
  • acquire and demonstrate competency in case conceptualizatin, 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.

Additional Scholarships: 

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


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