Chris Burt, MA

Associate Faculty

As an instructor at City U, I teach in both the Master of Counselling Degree Program, as well as professional certificate training in City U’s Continuing Education department. My expertise is working with families; including different models of family therapy, dealing with significant challenges such as violence, abuse and neglect, and families involved with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. I have been working in community based services with children, youth and families for over 25 years.


My focus in teaching is supporting students and professionals bridge the gap between theory, research and practice so they feel confident and skilled in their direct work with clients. I promote and encourage self-reflection as an extension of appreciating our clients’ experience, and support and facilitate participation to enhance everyone’s learning as I believe multiple perspectives are vital to understanding family.


  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Ethics
  • Family Preservation (Professional Certificate)


  • Master of Art (counselling psychology), City University
  • Certificate in Criminology, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Guelph