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Master of Arts in Counselling

Mission

The mission of the Master of Arts in Counselling degree programme is to produce graduates with effective counselling skills, committed to responding to spiritual, social, and emotional needs by developing a biblically oriented, theoretical and practical understanding of human nature and counselling techniques.

Programme Overview

The Master of Arts in Counselling is designed to prepare the student for the specialized field of counselling within professional settings, schools, the context of the local church, and church-related agencies. The programme enables the student to integrate the most effective models and theories of counselling, as well as, a sound Biblical and Theological perspective. The programme focuses on the provision of basic intervention and referral strategies for individuals, couples, and families, as well as, assists in the development of specialty areas in the field of counselling. Some of these specialty areas or emphases include: marriage and family counselling, addiction counselling, school counselling, trauma and crisis interventions, and forensic psychology.

The programme utilizes a variety of learning models and emphasizes skill development in perception, cognitive and affective integration, practical application, and theological reflection. Students are challenged to integrate theory, practice, experience, theology and spirituality, within a post-modern pluralistic society.

Core Courses (51 credits)

  • MAC 590 Academic Writing and Research Skills (3)
  • MAC 600 Communication & Listening Skills (3)
  • MAC 610 Development of a Philosophical Perspective of Counselling (3)
  • MAC 630 Conflict Management and Interpersonal Relations (3)
  • MAC 640 Intervention in Behaviour Disorders (3)
  • MAC 660 Legal, Ethical & Practical Issues in Counselling (3)
  • MAC 670 Lifespan Counselling (3)
  • MAC 680 Psychopathology (3)
  • MAC 690 Social and Cultural Foundations of Counselling (3)
  • MAC 710 Assessment & Diagnosis (3)
  • MAC 720 Career Counselling (3)
  • MAC 730 Research Methods I (3)
  • MAC 740 Advanced Counselling Skills (3)
  • MAC 750 Group Procedures in Counselling (3)
  • MAC 770 Research Methods II (3)
  • MAC 780 Practicum and Portfolio (3)
  • MAC 790 Internship and Portfolio (3)

Emphasis Courses (12 Credits)

Addiction Counselling

  • MACAC 600 Addictive Behaviours and Disorders (3)
  • MACAC 601 Interventions in Addictive Disorders (3)
  • MACAC 602 Psychopharmacology (3)
  • MACAC 603 Recovery and Relapse Prevention (3)
  • MACAC 604 Children and Addiction (3)

Forensic Counselling

  • MACFC 600 Interventions in Forensic Populations (3)
  • MACFC 601 Consultations and Testimony in Forensic Psychology (3)
  • MACFC 602 Professional and Ethical Practice (Forensic) I (3)
  • MACFC 603 Professional and Ethical Practice (Forensic) II (3)

Marriage & Family Counselling

  • MACMF 600 Marriage and Family Counselling (3)
  • MACMF 601 Couple Therapy (3)
  • MACMF 602 Family Therapy(3)
  • MACMF 603 Intimacy, Human Sexuality and Gender Issues (3)

Mediation Studies

  • MACMS 600 Negotiation (3)
  • MACMS 601 Anthropological Psychology (3)
  • MACMS 602 Interpersonal Conflict (3)
  • MACMS 603 Conflict Intervention Skills (3)
  • MACMS 604 Principles of Conflict Analysis (3)

School Counselling

  • MACSC 600 Child and Adolescent Disorders (3)
  • MACSC 601 Risk and Resiliency in Children and Youth (3)
  • MACSC 602 Strategies in School Guidance and Counselling (3)
  • MACSC 603 The Exceptional Child (3)
  • MACSC 604 Counselling in the School Setting (3)

Trauma and Crisis Interventions

  • MACTC 600 Introduction to Trauma (3)
  • MACTC 601 Crisis Management (3)
  • MACTC 602 Crisis, Trauma and Disaster Response (3)
  • MACTC 603 Individual Crisis, Trauma and Recovery (3)

For more information, click on the link below:
MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELLING CATALOGUE