The Centre for Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to research and development of multicultural and diversity issues in counseling and psychotherapy, focusing particularly on the stigmatized social identities of gender, race, sexual orientations, class, disabilities, religion, and age.
One of the key objectives of the centre is to facilitate research and scholarship on the integration and intersection of various marginalized identities to ensure that counseling and psychotherapy can be conducted through a paradigm of multiple identities, irrespective of particular counseling approaches. The centre is well positioned to undertake this mission as the majority of the faculty are already undertaking research and teaching in the various areas of diversity, and this expertise forms the basis for further research through funded and non-funded projects.
The interdisciplinary nature of the centre and the engagement of faculty collaboration promotes a rich environment and a creative clinical niche within which graduate students can be nurtured. This exposure to discourses of cultural differences juxtaposed with a variety of holistic approaches to psychotherapy forms a critical base for the study of diversity in counseling.
News and Events
May 5-6, 2017 OISE, University of Toronto
Integrating South Asian Healing Traditions into Counselling, Psychology and Psychotherapy
Visit our May 2017 Symposium page here.
June 6-7, 2017 OISE, University of Toronto
9th Critical Multicultural & Diversity Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference
Visit our 2017 Conference page here.