Nature of the Program
The counselling program's objective is to thoroughly equip individuals to confidently and competently integrate their Christian faith with professional standards and practices.
Counsellor training at Providence balances the cultivation of knowlege, practical skill, and professional formation, all in the context of a Christ-centered spiritual growth and mental, emotional, and relational healing.
The counselling training program is available in a two-year M.A. in Counselling degree, or a three year M.A. in Counselling Psychology degree.
Three different formats are available: on-campus study in Otterburne, Manitoba, on-campus study at the Calgary Extension site (at the facilities of Ambrose Seminary in Calgary, Alberta), and an innovative Distance Education format that includes on-line courses.
Both degrees meet the educational requirements for associate membership in the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors (PACCC).
The counselling program prepares students for vocational ministry in a wide variety of settings. Graduates have been employed in churches, church-based counselling centres, para-church organizations, community mental health agencies, and crisis intervention programs.
M.A. in Counselling Psychology
In addition to the preparation of the two-year program, the M.A. in Counselling Psychology degree offers the student the opportunity to further specialize in Counselling Psychology or in Marriage and Family studies, while offering the opportunity to gain invaluable additional supervised counselling experience.
The degree (90 hours) consists of 21 hours of Biblical and Theological studies and 69 hours of Counselling Psychology studies. To complete the program in three years (six semesters), the student has to take ten courses in two academic years and eleven courses in the other academic year. (Taking summer courses can reduce the regular semester load.)
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.
*This degree meets the educational requirements for membership in PACCC (the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors).
Courses that fit your schedule! Take one week module courses on campus in Otterburne.
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