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. 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 tmurray@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 681 – Counselling Practicum I and GCAP 682 – Counselling Practicum II. The 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 Counselling Practicum I and Counselling Practicum II are each a 3-credit course, offered sequentially, typically in 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.

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 gcappracticumcoord@athabascau.ca.