Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MA)
The Counselling Psychology Program, in line with the mission of the research-intensive University of British Columbia, creates, advances and critically examines knowledge in counselling psychology, especially with respect to its validity, applicability, limits, and interface with other disciplines. In developing and applying pertinent and innovative research methodologies, the Counselling Psychology Program relies upon and builds qualitative and quantitative evidence to determine effective counselling interventions in educational, community, health, and occupational settings.
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Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$2,288.33||$3,645.83|
|Tuition per year||$6,864.99||$10,937.49|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||$1,500.00 (-)|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$899.00 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,453.00 (check cost calculator)|
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
Completion Rates & Times
This program has a graduation rate of 92% based on 38 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 43 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 2.33 years and the maximum time is 5.00 years with an average of 3.33 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 8 April 2016]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].
This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.
Amundson, Norman (Creativity, imagination and metaphors)
Bedi, Robinder (Substance use counselling, Counselling/psychotherapy in India, Counselling/mental health with Indo-Canadians, Counselling psychology disciplinary and professional issues)
Borgen, William (Career Counselling, Career/life transitions, Developmental approaches to counselling, Group counselling)
Buchanan, Marla (Counsellor Stress, Narrative Inquiry, School Counselling, Traumatic Stress)
Daniluk, Judith (infertility and reproductive technologies; women’s sexuality and reproductive health and decision-making; voluntary and involuntary childlessness; delayed and later childbearing; psychosocial consequences of infertility, Women)
Haverkamp, Beth (Counselling Process Research, Ethics and Professional Issues, Research Design)
Ishiyama, Fumio Ishu (Multicultural/Cross-cultural Counselling and Psychotherapy, Multicultural Counselling Competency Development, Anti-discrimination and Prejudice Reduction, Japanese Morita Therapy and Asian Perspectives on Helping and Healing, Social-Cultural Competency Training, Self-Validation Issues in Personal and Cross-cultural Transition and Adjustment, Social Anxiety and Interpersonal Skills Training, Spiritual Issues in Counselling, Help-Seeking and Help-Avoiding, Use of Metaphors in Counselling and Supervision, Clinical Racism Issues in counselling Training and Practice)
Schultz, Izabela (psychological and neuropsychological aspects of disability, Brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder, Chronic pain, Conceptual models of disability and return to work, Early identification of risk for disability and intervention with at risk workers, Psychological and neuropsychological assessment in personal injury and workers)
Young, Richard (parent-adolescent interaction (conversations); career development, particularly as a function of family influence, Vocational Psychology)