Contemporary Issues in Counselling

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For existing professional therapists, fulfill your professional development needs.

The Providence Contemporary Issues in Counselling Post Graduate Certificate contains up-to-date material from the field of counselling psychology. This certificate will shape graduates in their cultivation of knowledge, practical skills, and continued professional formation, including, exposure to recent advances in the field of mental health, counselling & psychology. Fulfill your professional development needs by enhancing your counselling knowledge.

Major Options
Post Graduate Certificate Contemporary Issues in Counselling 18 credit hours
Program Details

For Entrance into the Contemporary Issues in Counselling program

Core course requirements for entrance into the Contemporary Issues in Counselling program are listed in the Academic Calendar. Acceptance into this post graduate certificate requires an MA in Counselling or a related field (MSW, M.Div. (pastoral counselling track), etc. Although a recognized undergraduate degree is preferred, admission as a mature student without an undergraduate degree will be considered. In such instances, previous post-secondary education, employment and/or ministry experience may be taken into account.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Program Courses

Select any six (6) of the following courses:

  • Attachment Theory: Clinical considerations when working with adults
  • Clinical and Neuroscientific Mood Disorders, Anxiety and Trauma
  • Chronic Pain & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Therapeutic Considerations
  • On Well-Being: Psychology, Science and Theology
  • Aboriginal Issues: Theory and Psychotherapy
  • Contemporary Issues in Counselling course elective
  • Theory & Practice of Clinical Supervision
  • Addictions and Codependancy
  • Psychology of Emotion
  • Group Psychotherapy: Theory & Practice
  • Introduction to Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Neuroscience & Psychotherapy

Janice Priess, M.A. (Department Chair)
Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology

Laura Vander Velden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology

Career Options
Graduates will have enhanced education training to continue in their professional therapist roles or build careers in counselling therapy, crisis intervention, community mental health, para-church counselling, and church ministries.