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4 Courses/Year Program Plan

Please Note:

  • Most students will complete the program through the course-based exit route. You may apply to the thesis route in your second year, but there is no guarantee of admission to thesis route.
  • You must plan to add in 250 hours per semester of on-site placement during GCAP 685: Advanced Counselling Practicum.
  • If you are in the course-based exit route, you may opt to take GCAP 695 in the spring-summer semester of Year III, along with your final elective, if you have completed the 500 hours required for GCAP 685: Advanced Counselling Practicum.
  • The courses in red indicate differences in course requirements for each of the program plans—thesis or course-based exit.
Year Semester Course-Based Exit Route Thesis Route
I Fall GCAP 631: Models of Counselling and Client Change (Online) GCAP 631: Models of Counselling and Client Change (Online)
  Winter GCAP 633: Infusing Culture into Counselling (Online) GCAP 633: Infusing Culture into Counselling (Online)
  Spring / Summer GCAP 671: Developing a Working Alliance (Online + Summer Institute)
GCAP 635: Intervening to Facilitate Client Change (Online + Summer Institute)
GCAP 671: Developing a Working Alliance (Online + Summer Institute)
GCAP 635: Intervening to Facilitate Client Change (Online + Summer Institute)
      Apply for Thesis Route
II Fall GCAP 691: Methods of Inquiry (Online) GCAP 691: Methods of Inquiry (Online)
  Winter GCAP 632: Professional Ethics (Online) GCAP 632: Professional Ethics (Online)
  Spring / Summer GCAP 634: Assessment Processes (Online)
Specialization Option I(Online)
GCAP 634: Assessment Processes (Online)
GCAP 692: Advanced Quantitative Methods or GCAP 693: Advanced Qualitative Methods
       
III Fall GCAP 685: Advanced Counselling Practicum (Online, Field Placement, + Intensive Seminar) GCAP 685: Advanced Counselling Practicum (Online, Field Placement, + Intensive Seminar)
Winter GCAP 685: Advanced Counselling Practicum (Online, Field Placement, + Intensive Seminar) GCAP 685: Advanced Counselling Practicum (Online, Field Placement, + Intensive Seminar)
Spring / Summer Specialization Option II (Online)

GCAP 696: Thesis I
       
IV Fall GCAP 695: Specialization Seminar: Knowledge Transfer GCAP 697: Thesis II
      GCAP 697: Thesis II

Updated October 08 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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