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Adler University’s Master of Counselling Psychology: School and Youth Concentration program provides a non-thesis option for students interested in a practitioner-based master’s degree credential, and empowers students with clinical coursework that reflects contemporary challenges counsellors of children and adolescents face. Students gain a strong foundation in counselling theories and methods and are trained to be self-reflexive, socially responsible clinicians.
Students gain the knowledge and skills to create real change for youth and adolescents, and our diverse faculty brings together rigorous classroom learning with individualized mentorship and hands-on professional experience.
Graduates work as psychotherapists, behaviour analysts, case managers, correctional counsellors, and in many more positions. Our innovative program aligns with the requirements of the registering bodies for master’s level counsellors in British Columbia and Canada (the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association).
Master Counselling Psychology: School and Youth Concentration is a 55-credit hour program. Successful completion of this program includes the courses listed below.
Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University course catalog here.
Doing is learning. A unique and proven program designed to give students real world experience throughout their time at Adler University, the Social Justice Practicum is a required 200-hour internship that spans four courses (or terms for online programs). Every student is given a number of civic minded categories to choose from. They submit their desired areas of interest. After which, they are assigned a specific and aligned community outreach site where they will work 8 to 10 hours per week.
Service Canada projects positive job growth and need for counsellors. Our mission-driven program is designed to prepare counselling professionals to work with individuals, families, and groups to address specific mental and emotional health issues across a range of settings.
Our graduates successfully work as psychotherapists, behaviour analysts, case managers, correctional counsellors, and in many more positions. Our innovative program aligns with the requirements of the registering bodies for master’s level counsellors in British Columbia and Canada (the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association).
Gain the knowledge and skills to create real change for youth and adolescents. Our diverse faculty brings together rigorous classroom learning with individualized mentorship and hands-on professional experience.
Students engage in a 700-hour counselling practicum emphasizing the application of counselling skills with children and adolescents in a wide range of settings. These settings include: primary and secondary schools, clinics, hospitals, mental health centres, community organizations, government organizations, and others.
Applicants are required to submit the following items to be considered for admission:
Approved applicants will be invited to complete an interview with faculty. Please submit all application materials to the Office of Admissions prior to the application deadline.
International applicants are also required to submit the following:
Adler University in Vancouver has been, like Canada itself, born and built with an open mind. Located in the midst of one of the world’s most exciting and breathtaking cities, Adler University reflects a true Canadian spirit.
You’ll find multiple collaborative areas with the absolute latest technology. Learning areas and class windows have deliberately been situated to stimulate thought. These things do matter. If students are given the space, opportunity and technology to achieve their goals, they are more likely to rock the boat of conventional thought.
Studying in Vancouver does have its added advantages. They are the land, sea and call of the wild. All of which, we encourage you to experience. This is the great outdoors and a very different school of thought. You’ll want to experience it all.
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