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Counselling

Graduates of the BA Minor in Counselling are typically employed upon graduation in helping professions such as community/social services, health services, policing, probation, correctional services, education, and in positions with federal and municipal governments, administration, and customer service. Many of the graduates of the Minor in Counselling pursue further education to become K-12 Teachers, Clinical Counsellors, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists, or combine their Minor in Counselling degree with a Business or Science degree where they expect to work with people.

Students have opportunities to reflect deeply on issues related to working with people in any of the helping professions and are supported to develop basic counselling skills through practice, transcription, and videotaping which strengthens students’ interpersonal skills necessary to pursue advanced counselling skills training at the graduate level. 

Why should I take Counselling courses?

  • The content of these courses is relevant to ANY student who wants to work in a field where interpersonal skills, abilities, and insights would be an asset (e.g., social work, policing, education, business)
  • Many of the courses are mandatory prerequisites for students who want to pursue graduate work in counselling psychology
  • All courses are transferable to other local institutions

See 2019-20 Calendar for more details

Please Note: As of September 2020, EDUC 1100 will no longer be a required course for the Counselling Minor program.* EDUC 2220 is no longer a pre-requisite for upper-level EDUC courses! Please visit our Education Stream page for more information.


Counselling Courses

CNPS 3310 Theories of Counselling

CNPS 3320 Career Counselling and Career Education

CNPS 3330 Cultural Considerations in Counselling

CNPS 4300 Counselling Relationships and Basic Skills

CNPS 4310 The Reflective Practitioner

CNPS 4330 Group Facilitation