CityU in Canada offers a Virtual Master of Counselling degree program in Canada. The program has been approved by the Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education upon recommendation of the Campus Alberta Quality Council. Thus, satisfying the educational program requirements for many counselling regulatory bodies and associations across Canada, including the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association(CCPA). Students are encouraged to contact the professional associations and regulatory bodies connected to their professional interests to keep up to date on requirements within your preferred jurisdictions.
Comprehensive courses cover a broad range of clinical issues to help you develop a solid theoretical and ethical framework while gaining the practical counselling skills you need. Course content includes but is not limited to the following subject areas:
- psychological theories and counselling practices
- Culture and Diversity
- ethics and law
- research methods and statistics
- family, couple, group and adolescent counselling
- psychoeducational assessment
- Research project
EFFECTIVE VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
The Master of Counselling Degree Virtual program utilizes a cohort-based learning framework. This means that you complete all of your courses in a virtual but synchronous learning environment (regular scheduled date and time), with the same group of students. The program typically takes three years to complete depending on the cohort and internship you choose to complete your supervised hours of practice.
CityU in Canada’s Virtual Master of Counselling program allows you to attend class by video conference every Saturday and Sunday morning. The video conference modality is a virtual but synchronous face-to-face learning platform with no discussion boards or online formats. The videoconference modality provides for an in-classroom experience while not leaving your home.