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Counselling Psychology

Master of Education

The master of education (MEd) is a professional degree signifying advanced knowledge about and advanced training in educational practice. This program is for students who wish to become counsellors in educational settings.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University admission requirements as stated in Graduate General Regulations 1.3 in the SFU Calendar. In exceptional circumstances, applicants who do not meet these requirements may be considered if superior scholarly or professional achievement is demonstrated.

Admission is granted to a specific degree and to a particular program or specialization. Application information is available from the Faculty of Education.

Program Requirements

This program consists of courses and a comprehensive examination for a minimum of 44 units.

Students must complete

EDUC 799 - Supervised Counselling Clinic I (3)

An initial clinical course where students develop their basic and beginning counselling skills and increase their conceptual understanding of theoretical perspectives of counselling through practice, including counselling processes and case conceptualizations. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: EDUC 870, 874. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G001 Patricia Nitkin
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
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G002 Alanaise Goodwill
Tu 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
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EDUC 800 - Supervised Counselling Clinic II (3)

An advanced clinical courses where students further develop their counselling skills and increase their conceptual understanding of theoretical perspectives of counselling through practice, including counselling processes and case conceptualizations. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: EDUC 799. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

EDUC 801 - Counselling Practicum I (1.5)

Supervised clinical experience for students enrolled in the MEd or MA Counselling Psychology Program. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: EDUC 800. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G001 Gillian Diane Smith
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 5080, Surrey
EDUC 802 - Counselling Practicum II (1.5)

Advanced supervised clinical experience for students enrolled in the MEd or MA Counselling Psychology Program. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: EDUC 801. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

EDUC 862 - Individual Assessment in Counselling (3)

Assessment procedures used in educational and community counselling settings, including intake assessment, case conceptualization, observational procedures, diagnostic categories, ethics, bias and multicultural and diversity issues. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the MA/MEd counselling psychology program or permission of instructor. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G002 Krista Socholotiuk
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
EDUC 864 - Research Designs in Education (5)

Designing and interpreting research about education. Introduction to survey techniques, correlational designs, classic experimental and evaluation designs for investigating causal relations, case study methods, interpretive approaches to research. Students with credit for EDUC 814 may not take this course for further credit. Equivalent Courses: EDUC814.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G001 Mark Fettes
Mo 4:30 PM – 9:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
G031 David Pimm
TBD
G032 Michelle Pidgeon
TBD
EDUC 870 - Theories of Counselling (3)

Students examine analytic, phenomenological, existential, behavioral and cognitive approaches to counselling, and the philosophical and personality theories upon which they are based. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the MA/MEd counselling psychology program or permission of instructor. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G002 Carmen Almarza
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3280, Surrey
EDUC 872 - Ethics in Counselling Psychology (3)

Issues related to foundational ethical principles and systems, professional and legal standards for counselling psychology, review of ethics codes, ethical decision-making, and other topics including professional boundaries, competence, service across cultures, social justice, consulting and private practice, and ethical guidelines around evaluation, assessment, supervision, and research.

EDUC 874 - Counselling Skills and Strategies (5)

Counselling skills and strategies are analysed, practiced, and critically examined. Counsellor decision-making, counselling effectiveness, and professionalism in counselling are also considered. Prerequisite: EDUC 870.

EDUC 877 - Contemporary School Counselling (3)

An examination of contemporary approaches to school counselling. Program development, consultation skills, counselling interventions in school counselling are considered.

EDUC 878 - Group Counselling (5)

An examination of contemporary approaches to group counselling. Prerequisite: EDUC 874. Students with credit for EDUC 720 may not take this course for further credit.

and one of

EDUC 871 - Family Counselling (3)

Students discuss models of family dynamics and instructional interventions applicable by school personnel in family counselling interactions. Concepts and techniques will be explicated through discussion and simulation. Prerequisite: EDUC 870.

EDUC 873 - Career Counselling (3)

An examination of contemporary approaches to career counselling.

and a comprehensive examination

EDUC 883 - MEd Comprehensive Examination (5)

The examination is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G001
TBD
G021 Joel Heng Hartse
Tu 12:30 PM – 5:20 PM
We 9:30 AM – 5:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 9:30 AM – 5:20 PM
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G031 Natalia Gajdamaschko
TBD

The comprehensive examination normally occurs in the term in which course requirements and supervised field experiences are completed, or in the term immediately following.

Program Length

Students are expected to complete the program requirements within eight terms.

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.