Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality


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Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality Program (MPS)

The MPS degree integrates psychology, spirituality, and personal reflection in a supportive learning environment.  The program is broadly inclusive of all spiritual perspectives and traditions, and supports those who are seeking theorectical knowledge and practicum experiences that will prepare them for psychotherapy and spirituality counselling, art therapy, and/or pastoral counselling credentials. MPS graduates have credentialed with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA), BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA), and the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC/ACSS), among others.

General Psychotherapy and Spirituality Studies
All Students complete a core curriculum in psychotherapy and counselling skills development, with some students choosing one of our degree’s two specializations.

MPS Curriculum Outline

Admission Requirements
How to Apply (Application Deadline February 1)

MPS (Art Therapy Specialization)
Art therapy is an evolving professional field that engages the healing process through creativity. This specialization augments spiritually oriented counselling training with focused attention on developing a strong professional identity as an art therapist.  This training program is accredited by the Canadian Art Therapy Association (CATA).

Curriculum Outline - MPS-Art Therapy Specialization

Admission Requirements
How to Apply (Application Deadline February 1)

MPS (Pastoral Counselling Specialization)
In addition to the training provided in the MPS program, the pastoral counselling specialization provides further grounding in theology and engages counselling as pastoral ministry. This specialization is an approved training program for Pastoral Counselling Education with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC/ACSS). The PC Specialization is under review and applications are not currently being accepted.

Curriculum Outline – MPS-PC Specialization
Admission Requirements

We Offer

  • A diverse curriculum that combines academic rigour with opportunities for personal reflection and integration
  • Small class sizes
  • Inclusive, respectful multi-faith and multi-cultural perspectives
  • Various course formats: week-long intensives, online, individual mentoring
  • Dynamic, experienced and accessible faculty teaching in their areas of experience and committed to your learning
  • Flexibility to develop and focus on your own areas of interest
  • Open to cutting-edge approaches to research; supportive of arts-based and other new and diverse approaches to research
  • A diverse, engaged student community
  • An opportunity to discover new depths of mind and spirit
  • Practicum placements and supervision

Practicum Placements and Career Possibilities Include

  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Schools
  • Institutions
  • Career Counselling
  • Private Practice
  • Hospitals
  • Social Service Agencies
  • …and many more!