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MEd - COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

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COURSE PLAN
 

This is a 2-year program, full time.  Limited part-time spaces available (approx. a 4-year program duration, offered through day or evening courses).

Degree requirements for this program consist of:

  • 10 half-courses (5.0 FCE)
    • 5 required half-courses (2.5 FCE)
    • 1 required full-year course (1.0 FCE)
    • 3 electives (1.5 FCE)
       
  • 250 hours of practicum placement (requiring 1 or 2 days per week)

     
  • Comprehensive Exam (be completed at the end of the program)


The degree requirements must be completed within 6 years for both full-time and part-time students.


COURSE LIST

Please see course descriptions linked here.
 

  Year 1
 
APD1202H  Theories and Techniques of Counselling
APD1219H

Ethical Issues in Professional Practice in Psychology

APD1261H Group Work in Counselling

APD1268H

or

APD1266H

Career Counselling and Development:
Transition from School to Work

Or

Career Counselling and Development:
Transitions in Adulthood

1st elective (0.5 FCE)
Chosen from any Master's level course at OISE
or the University of Toronto 

(consultation with Faculty Advisor is required)


 
2nd elective (0.5 FCE) Chosen from any Master's level course at OISE
or the University of Toronto 

(consultation with Faculty Advisor is required)
 
Year 2
 

APD1203Y
(1.0 FCE)

Practicum in Counselling
APD1247H* Additional Practicum* (replaces 1 elective)
APD1214H
 

Critical Multicultural Practice: Diversity Issues in Counselling (prerequisite or concurrent APD1202 and APD1203)

 
3rd elective
(0.5 FCE)
Chosen from any Master's level course at OISE
or the University of Toronto 

(consultation with Faculty Advisor is required)


*Students should select this course if they elect a two-day-per-week practicum in order to gain more practicum experience. Please consult with the Internship and Practicum Coordinator if doing so.  APD1247H counts for a course credit. Please contact Dr. Judy Silver (judy.silver@utoronto.ca) for more information about this course credit.

PRACTICUM
 

MEd students are required to complete a 250-hour practicum placement as part of course APD1203Y.

All students must consult with the Director of Clinical Training during the Fall of their first year to make arrangements for practicum placements in their second year or subsequent years. 

When planning their course schedules, part-time students should note that the counselling practicum requires one to two week days per week at the practicum site.

Information about specific practica and internship placements can be found on the APHD website.

 


EVALUATION

Supervisors in conjunction with their students fill out a formal evaluation form mid-way through and at the end of the placement.

  • The first evaluation serves as a vehicle for a formal discussion of students' progress. The students and supervisors, in a face-to-face meeting, evaluate what has occurred to date, identify areas of concern (if any), and set goals for the remainder of the placements.
  • The second evaluation is kept as a formal record of students' satisfactory completion of the field placement.

These evaluations record the log of activities that occurred in the placement and the amount of time spent on each activity. Students are evaluated on a range of dimensions reflecting professional competence.  

COMPREHENSIVE COMPONENT
 

A written comprehensive exam must be completed at the end of the program. Examinations are scheduled at the end of Fall, Winter and Summer (May/June and July/August) sessions. Specific dates and the exam questions can be obtained from the Program Liaison Todd Will (todd.will@utoronto.ca). It is students’ responsibility to schedule their examination with the Program Liaison.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES
 

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) is a national bilingual association providing professional counsellors and psychotherapists with access to exclusive educational programs, certification, professional development and direct contact with professional peers and specialty groups.

In 1986, CCPA established a credentialing service for its members: Canadian Certified Counsellors: A National Certification Program for Professional Counsellors. The counsellor certification is a national service that identifies to the public those counsellors who CCPA recognizes as qualified to provide counselling services in Canada. Obtaining the status of Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) includes recognition of standards of professional preparation, continuing education, and a formal code of ethics. As a self-regulating body, CCPA provides advice and discipline for certified members on matters of professional conduct. 

 

Transitional Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

The practice of psychotherapy and the professional designation of psychotherapist are now legally defined terms and are in the process of being regulated in the province of Ontario. The scope of practice of psychotherapy is defined as “the assessment and treatment of cognitive, emotional or behavioural disturbances by psychotherapeutic means, delivered through a therapeutic relationship based on verbal or non-verbal communication."

The transitional Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) is the governing body of a new health regulatory college, currently under development in Ontario. The College will be established under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).

Instructions and procedures for those who wish to be registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario can be found at http://www.crpo.ca/home/info-for-applicants/