Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (Global Mental Health & Counselling Psychology Field)
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (Global Mental Health & Counselling Psychology Field) Overview
Mental health and counselling psychology in a global context
Do you aspire to work in the field of mental health and counselling psychology in a global context? The international focus of this program will provide you with the academic and guided professional experience needed to contribute to mental health service development initiatives in diverse nations across the world.
This field is directed to international practitioners. Graduates of the MEd in Counselling Psychology, Global Mental Health & Counselling Psychology (GMHCP) Field will understand the cutting-edge theory and practice of psychology and mental health in international settings.
The program will not lead to registration as a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, nor will it provide registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario (CRPO).
The practicum component is to be arranged primarily by the student and must be in an international setting. We cannot facilitate a domestic practicum site should the international placement not materialize.
For detailed information about the program, please consult the School of Graduate Studies Calendar.
At a Glance
Full-time (4 sessions)
Funding and Tuition
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Why I Chose Applied Psychology & Human Development
Nivatha Moothathamby (Master of Arts 2021)
PhD student in Developmental Psychology and Education
"My journey at OISE has been filled with establishing positive and supportive relationships, learning the nuances of psychology and education, and understanding my role as a scholar and an activist. As a Tamil-Canadian, I come from a community that has faced racial injustices and intergenerational trauma. The Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development has provided me with academic resources and a community to explore and expand on these parts of my identity. Overall, OISE’s deep commitment to inclusion, diversity and equity is what drew me to apply. I found my place here."
Master of Education in Counselling Psychology Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements
Please visit the OISE Admissions website for detailed information about the application process, including general minimum admission requirements and supporting documents.
Program-Specific Information (Minimum Admission Requirements)
- Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.
- An appropriate bachelor’s degree of any background or discipline, with a grade equivalent to a University of Toronto B+ or better in the final year or over senior courses, from a recognized university.
- Minimum 1 year of relevant experience
- Successful Interview focused on the international practicum placement the student will complete. Evaluation will be based on suitability of student’s learning goals and on the practice in which he/she will engage in.
- English Language Proficiency if required
Students applying to the Global Mental Health field must arrange a suitable international practicum prior to being admitted to this program. The practicum is intended to link the theory, concepts, assessment, intervention strategies and research methods taught in the program to real life-practice.
Required Supporting Documents
All applicants must submit:
- Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
- Two letters of reference (One academic and one professional)
- A resume/curriculum vitae
- Applicants are asked to respond to the following questions explaining your experiences and how they relate to the program during the application submission process:
- Could you briefly describe your relevant counselling/clinical experience working directly with individuals in either a volunteer or a professional capacity that would contribute to your successful completion of the program? (500 words max)
- Could you briefly describe your family, life, community, volunteer, or professional experiences that have helped prepare you to work with diverse individuals? (500 words max)
- What counselling or clinical programs in your home country (or other international settings) have you investigated or have made arrangements with to complete the practicum placement required for this program? (500 words max)
Additional Program Information
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