About the Program

Our Counselling Therapist program is built on a foundation of evidence-based, reflective, and ethical practice. You will develop an understanding of the biological, psychological, and social underpinnings of everyday human problems and mental health issues, as well as frameworks to change them. Under the guidance of expert counsellor instructors and practicum supervisors, you will apply and deepen your learning throughout the program with in-class role plays and weekly integrated practicum hours with real clients.

On a weekly basis, Stenberg students have supervised counselling sessions with real clients from Moving Forward Family Services (MFFS). MFFS is a non-profit organization that offers free short-term and low-cost long-term counselling services across Canada. Using interns and new graduates, this unique model allows MFFS to offer timely, affordable counselling and support without being restricted by gender, age, geography or presenting issues. MFFS’ vision is to ensure no one is ever turned away from quality counselling services.

Key Information

  • Delivery Method: ONLINE delivery
  • Duration: 90 weeks
  • Starts: Twice a year (March & October)
  • Credential: Diploma
  • Designation: Prepares graduates to pursue professional designations with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists in Canada (ACCT) and Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Credit Transfer (Articulation): Graduates receive transfer credits to the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Athabasca University

Career Prospects

After successfully completing the program, you will enter the workforce with an open mind, an open heart, and the ability to change lives. Through course work, simulated practice and supervised counselling sessions, this program prepares you for careers in:

  • private practice
  • human resource
  • employee assistance programs
  • wellness clinics
  • treatment centres
  • government
  • non-profits
  • career counselling
  • sales and marketing
  • professional communications
  • management

Recognized by:

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