M.A. in Counselling
Graduates of the M.A. in Counselling program practice as mental health professionals or counselling therapists. The M.A. in Counselling program meets the requirements to be an Associate Counsellor with the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors (PACCC).
Degree Requirement: 60 Credit Hours
The Master of Arts in Counselling program prepares students to care for people who feel lost in the spiritual, psychological, and relational problems of life. This program is distinct in its integration of a theologically-informed worldview and modern psychological knowledge.
Through the counselling program students gain the knowledge, confidence, and competency to integrate critically their Christian world view with mainstream counselling theories and practices to effectively counsel individuals, families, couples, and groups.
Previous graduates have found meaningful employment in ministry within their denomination, service in para-church counselling agencies, community mental health agencies, both faith-based and secular, and crisis intervention programs.
The M.A. in Counselling program is also offered in Calgary (Ambrose Seminary). Up to one year of study can be completed by distance education from either campus.
Providence also offers a three-year program M.A. in Counselling Psychology that allows students to go deeper into specialized areas of counselling.
Graduates are employed in churches, church-based counselling centres, para-church organizations, counselling clinics, and crisis intervention programs.