Adler University

Master of Counselling Psychology


1090 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, BC BC V6E 3V7




Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Counselling Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Counseling Psychology (MCP) program provides a foundation in counseling psychology theory and methodology. Along with coursework, the program offers hands-on, supervised training in counseling psychology techniques. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for a wide variety of community mental health positions in the public and private sectors. This program provides a non thesis option for students interested in a practitioner based Master of Counseling credential. This comprehensive program can be completed in a two year period as a full- time student including summer semesters, if courses are completed according to the curriculum sequence provided. Graduates of the program are well prepared for a wide variety of mental health positions in human service agencies and organizations in both public and private sectors. This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Advanced Education, effective November 14, 2011 for a five year term, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Minister. While similar to a number of the courses and training experiences offered at other programs, the Master of Counseling Psychology program at the Adler School is distinctive in several ways: The inclusion of focused education and training in Adlerian Psychology presented within a comprehensive generalist program. A strong emphasis in preparing students for professional practice at the Master’s level in a broad number of service settings, reflecting our roots as an institute focused on community service. Our commitment to socially responsible practice, which includes a unique graduate level service learning requirement (Community Service Practice) and required coursework that provides students with theory and research pertinent to structural and systemic barriers to well-being and how to address these barriers. With the inclusion of preparation in socially responsible practice, along with a strong preparation in more traditional forms of counseling practice, the Master of Counseling Psychology program at the Adler School's Vancouver campus will provide students with the foundation necessary for broad range of potential employment opportunities working with individuals and communities in which they live. Admission Requirements -A baccalaureate degree or equivalent from an accredited institution, preferably in psychology or counselling-related discipline -A GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate or graduate course work -The equivalent of at least twelve semester credit hours in baccalaureate level psychology coursework with a grade of C or better. These courses must include introductory psychology, abnormal psychology, research methods and a fourth foundational course preferably in personality psychology. -Coursework or volunteer work involving the use of counselling related skills or demonstrating counselling capacity is highly desirable and is considered in the evaluation of applicants. -Approved applicants will be evaluated through an in-person writing sample and interview as the final step in the application process. Degree Requirements -Satisfactory completion of 54 credit hours, including all required courses -700 minimum clock hours of Clinical Practicum -150 clock hours of Community Service Practicum -Successful completion of the Master's Clinical Qualifying Examination -A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and no more than two "C" grades (or 6 credit hours) -Submission of graduation application and full payment of all outstanding tuition and fees -Faculty approval for graduation and recommendation to the Board of Trustees for the conferral of the Master of Counseling Psychology.

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Adler University
For a more just society
Established in 1952. Not-for-profit.


Adler School of Professional Psychology is accredited by the Ministry of Advanced Education, Degree Quality Assessment Board (DQAB), Government of British Columbia, PO Box 9177, Victoria, BC, V8W 9H8, Canada, (604) 660-2421

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

In State Tuition (per year): 760 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Locale: Large City

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