Students studying counseling psychology learn a combination of theory and research, an understanding of ethical practices, and a set of professional and interpersonal skills. Students learn to promote counseling as an effective, viable means of assisting individuals throughout the life span, as well as study the range of human development reflected in individual differences and cultural and linguistic diversity.
Specifically, students learn various individual and group counseling theory and techniques, the legal and ethical aspects of counseling, career education, research and program evaluation, the application of current technology, and how to effect service in rural areas.
Through a practicum setting, students learn teamwork by observing peers, reflecting on their observations, and suggesting alternative ideas for intervention. They also experience a range of different clients through community counseling.
Study and Work in Counselling and Therapy in Canada