11 September 2017

Psychotherapy and Counselling Education - Basic

 This Psychotherapy & Counselling Education Course provides students with opportunities to develop the arts and skills required for providing competent psychotherapy and pastoral counselling. Assistance is provided to the Instructor by Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO). The course sites include a variety of placements in the GTA, each providing a unique setting for the therapist-in-training. The course provides 120 hours of closely supervised clinical practice/therapy where the student provides care for individuals experiencing various levels of crisis and seeking individual or family supportive counselling and psychotherapy. The remaining 280 hours include: peer and group supervision, case study presentations, individual supervision, spiritual/theological reflection, and other structured learning activities (theoretical seminars, theory lectures, practice therapy, therapeutic skill integration exercises, etc.). Written assignments help students integrate foundational theories (psychological, sociological, theological/religious, and spiritual) and grow in their competencies related to the facilitation of the therapeutic process, the safe and effective use of self, the building of collegial and inter-professional relationships, the development of professional responsibilities, and the assimilation of recent and relevant research.

This Basic Course focuses on foundational theoretical perspectives and relevant clinical interventions, with an overview of family systems and psychodynamic theories, attention to the development of therapeutic skills, and awareness of foundational ethical principles.

ICS 152801 F17
Rev. Dr. Lawrence Beech