M.A. in Counselling Psychology
The MA in Counselling Psychology meets the requirements to be an Associate Counsellor with the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors (PACCC), and fulfills the academic requirements of the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).
Degree Requirement: 90 Credit Hours
The Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program is a distance education program that offers an additional year of focused study that deepens one's knowledge and therapeutic intervention skills. Students will complete their third year course work in modular courses offered in either Calgary or Otterburne and through online courses.
These specialized courses include Psychology of Emotion, Psychopharmacology, Family Systems, Child and Adolescent Counselling, Psychology of Aging, and Addictions. Counsellor training at Providence Seminary integrates the Christian worldview with best practices in the field of counselling psychology.
Because of the further cognitive, skill, and formational training associated with the extra year of study, graduates of the three-year M.A. in Counselling Psychology are more fully equipped to practice in community settings.
The counselling program's objective is to thoroughly equip individuals to confidently and competently integrate their Christian faith with professional standards and practices.
Graduates are employed in churches, church-based counselling centres, para-church organizations, community mental health agencies, counselling centres, and crisis intervention programs.