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Athabasca University

Counselling

In addition to our a highly qualified team of faculty, administrative and technical staff within our Centre, the success of our courses and programs depends on the great team of instructors who are active in their own practice and research in counselling psychology, as well as our practicum supervisors, who mentor our students in their field placements, and final project supervisors, who work with students to complete their culminating experience in the program.

Course Instructors

We offer students distributed learning opportunities for graduate education, with an opportunity to qualify for registration as a professional counsellor or counselling psychologist, depending on provincial requirements. 

Core program faculty are supported in their roles by a network of adjunct faculty and graduate instructors. Graduate instructors may be invited to teach core courses in counselling foundations as well as courses in a wide range of areas of specialization. We are presently looking to expand the numbers of PhD level registered psychologists to teach a variety of courses related to the preparation of professional counsellors and counselling psychologists. Online, face-to-face, and combined online/face-to-face instructional opportunities will be available to suitably qualified applicants. You may want to review the list of Counselling courses to see if there is a fit with your interests and expertise.

If you have any questions about the nature or scope of course instruction or would like to submit a CV for our consideration, please contact the Chair, Curriculum at ginaw@athabascau.ca.

Practicum Supervisors

Please consider joining our team as a practicum supervisor in your place of practice. Each Master of Counselling student is required to complete an 8-month practicum placement. Counselling practicum placements occur while students are registered and participating in GCAP 685 - Advanced Counselling Practicum. The Advanced Counselling Practicum provides an opportunity for professional development and supervised practice. Students will be involved in direct client work under the supervision of a qualified professional and will engage in one-on-one and group supervision processes.The practicum allows students to actively explore issues in working with both diverse client populations and areas of practice.The Advanced Counselling Practicum is a 6-credit course, spanning the fall and winter of the student's third year in the master's program.

As a practicum supervisor, you have the opportunity to mentor and guide a master's level student through her or his applied practice experience.Upon satisfactory completion of the practicum and submission of final grades by the course instructor, a $1000 honorarium will be paid to either the practicum supervisor or the agency.

We encourage individuals and organizations to apply for approval for practicum supervision. If you have any questions about the nature or scope of the practicum after reviewing each of the links in this section, please contact the Practicum Coordinator at practicumcoordinator@gcap.ca.

Updated May 28 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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