Help others to overcome obstacles, make changes in their lives and reach their potential. The Concentration in Counselling Psychology will equip you with the knowledge and experience to prepare you for your career.

Our program is one of the most competitive counselling psychology programs in the country and is a recognized program of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. It provides you a foundations in theory, research and practice of counselling and psychotherapy. You will learn to employ a variety of psychotherapy models and techniques to facilitate change in an ethical and professional manner while engaging in an empathic, genuine, and supportive therapeutic relationship.

About the concentration

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Impacts of the research in the program

"Beyond the contribution to science, our research can inform programs on bullying and optimal school climate, offer insights on the development of psychotherapists and their supervisors, identify helpful and hindering moments in psychotherapy and supervision and demonstrate the effectiveness of different types of treatments on targeted pathologies." Anne Thériault, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education

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Licensing or certification across Canada

If you graduate from our program and work in a jurisdiction where counselling and psychotherapy aren't regulated, you can become a Canadian Certified Counsellor, a designation offered by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). If you intend to practice in Quebec, you must join the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation du Québec (OCCOQ).
Learn on the regulation of the profession in Canada.

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Lamoureux Hall (LMX)
145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private, Room 141
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5 Canada

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