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Theresa Gerritsen, MA, RCC

Associate Program Director, Master of Counselling Program (Victoria, BC)

Clinic Director, Director of Student Success

As one of the team, I am an Associate Program Director for the Master of Counselling Program in Victoria, BC., I help provide support to the delivery of the MC program on Vancouver Island, with oversight for the VicCityU Teaching Clinic, and Student Success in supporting students to be successful in their learning journey. I have been associate faculty since 2012 and a member of the admin team since 2022.

Research

Social Sciences, Critical Theory, Public and Social Policy, Nonprofit Leadership

Teaching

My teaching philosophy is of lifelong learning and praxis – theory in practice, with a focus on collaborative models of education. Creating a learning space for students invites dialogue, the realm of ideas and knowledge and (lots of!) experiential practice. I believe the desire for learning, healing and growing is part of all of us. Our profession of counselling is a deeply ethical and professional undertaking and I welcome our students to this learning community.

Courses

 CPC 606 Couples (Relationships) Counselling, CPC 522 Psychology of Interpersonal Violence and Trauma, CPC 527 Groups Psychology, CPC 512 Family Systems Counselling CPC523 Psychology of Sexuality and Human Development

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