Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality

 

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“The Unintended Benefits of a Counselling Degree – Part 1”

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Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality Program (MPS)

The Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (MPS) program develops professional counsellors and psychotherapists who are well grounded in the integration of psychological and spiritual knowledge as a holistic foundation for effective therapeutic practice. This program is open to people from all faith traditions.

The MPS is a unique degree program that has been developed in response to an expressed need for formal graduate counselling training that integrates psychology and spirituality. This academic program blends theoretical knowledge and clinical skills with particular emphasis on the individual student’s ability to integrate diverse learning perspectives with their personal growth, and to implement this integration into effective clinical practice. The MPS program has been designed for those who see professional counselling as both an aptitude and calling, and who want to include spiritual awareness and perspectives in their therapeutic understanding as well as their skills development.

What can students expect:
We offer professional degrees and certificates in counselling, psychotherapy, and art therapy within a holistic health framework integrated with spirituality. Our students are invited into their own process of creative exploration, healing and transformational learning. The quality of presence that is nurtured here prepares future clinicians, researchers and community leaders to better serve those in need. Students are trained and develop clinical and professional competencies through course and studio work, independent studies, practicum placements, clinical supervision, personal therapy and thesis or capstone project requirements. Please visit our page “St Stephen’s in the Community” to see the vast array of professional connections to which St Stephen’s has partnered with to ensure that our students have the best training available.

There are two streams in the MPS Program:
  • The General Program
  • The Art Therapy Specialization. For more on this specialization and profession see more HERE.
After graduation:
Graduates become professional, certified and registered members of many professional counselling, psychotherapy and art therapy associations (including CCPA and CATA) and are prepared to qualify for the emerging newly established regulatory colleges including the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario).
**Financial Assistance
Students in the Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality do not qualify for government student loans. See Financial Assistance information on page 23 of the Academic Calendar.

Detailed program description is in the Academic Calendar, the link can be found in the side menu to the left.