The Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) program is designed to provide training for people who want to develop professional skills and certification in counselling psychology. The emphasis of the program is on the provision of counsellor training for those individuals who aspire to be a Canadian Certified Counsellor or Registered Psychologist.
A background in teaching is not required. The MEd (Counselling Psychology) program accepts applications every year.
As a student in this program you will
focus on the understanding and acquisition of communication skills in interpersonal and counselling contexts
learn the historical and theoretical foundations in counselling psychology
develop a framework for the planning and implementation of client change interventions in counselling psychology
become familiar with a variety of assessment procedures commonly used in counselling settings
gain a thorough understanding of the process of career counselling
address professional and ethical issues in the practice, science and regulation of counselling psychology
develop an understanding of gender and cultural issues in counselling
experience supervised practice in counselling psychology settings
Students in this program complete coursework, a practicum and Culminating Activity (Thesis, Project or Capstone). This program is offered full-time on-campus for the first year. The second year of program includes practicum placements which can be completed at a distance with limited on-campus requirements.
Related Program: The Faculty of Education also offers a Master of Counselling program in a blended-delivery format with cohorts starting every other year.