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The counselling and  psychotherapy  diploma program is an online program that is open to any one who meet the prerequisites and who would like to enhance their knowledge and skills  in practicing counselling and pshotherapy as  outline and define by the  College of Registered Psychotherapist.  This course is open to registered nurses, addictions counsellors, correctional facilities workers, physicians, physiotherapist, child and youth care workers, nurse practitioner, registered practical nurses, mental health nurses, community service workers, mental health counsellors, or psychiatric nurses practicing counseling or psychotherapy in their clinical settings.  Prior learning credit may be granted to those who qualify.

Course duration 1 year online after login access is issued.


The course requires 450 hours of supervise practicum/internship that can be split in 50 % individual and 50% in a group setting or can be facilitated in their own clinical setting under the supervision of a registered psychotherapist, registered social worker or registered  psychotherapist with extensive experience in providing individual or group therapy in an outpatient clinical setting.

Student will be expected to find their own  clinical placement in their respective communities. Clinical placement will require approval from the college.



Upon completion of this course the student will be able to provide counselling and psychotherapy in various clinical mental health setting, hospitals, mental health outpatient clinic, public and private agencies, schools, colleges and university settings.

Counselling  and Psychotherapy Diploma online is a flexible and convenient online course. If you like working with people and helping others overcome their problems, our enjoy providing Counselling and Psychotherapy support to others then this course could provide the stimulus you require.

Many people today need Counselling and psychotherapy to help them cope with problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Addictions, Eating disorder, Addiction, Anxiety, Stress, Divorce, Sexual Orientation, Anger to name but a few.

This online learning course will provide you with an excellent foundation in becoming a qualified Counsellor or Psychotherapist. It will provide you with the theoretical knowledge of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and examine the theories and strategies to enable you to prepare for the practical aspects of being a counsellor or psychotherapist. The course also deals with the practical aspects of being a psychotherapist to ensure you are operating within professional guidelines.

Course duration 1 year from course start date  and after log on access is issued.

Program duration 1000 hours


Counselors work in clinics, hospitals, group homes, public and private agencies, private practice, schools and college settings.

Prerequisite: Grade 12 English or equivalent, able to read and write English, criminal reference check, able to operate a computer.  Prior learning assessment will be granted for those who qualify.


Admission requirements

Enrollment in this program is restricted to a limited number of students per year. A bachelors degree is  strongly recommended in any of areas the social sciences, health care, education, psychology.

Prior learning assessment is granted to those who qualify

Fitness for counselling and providing psychotherapy requires a high level of psychological health, including self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-knowledge, self-confidence, courage, resilience, and purpose in life, balance, moderation, and emotional stability.


Students enrolled in the  program are evaluated on an ongoing basis. The purpose of the Course Evaluations is to assess the student’s psychological health and to identify any potential encumbrances or impairments that may prevent a student’s successful completion of the program of study in counselling and their ultimate professional practice.

 This program is open to anyone who would like to increase and enhance their knowledge and skills in providing counseling and psychotherapy, and psychological support to individual, groups, couples, or children in any mental health related settings. This online program is aligned with the standards of the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario, council for Accreditation for Counseling and related Educational Program (CACREP).

PSY 311 INTRODUCTION IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY

PSY 310 SAFE AND EFFECTIVE USE OF SELF IN PSYCHOTHERAPY

PSY 312 CAREER DEVELOPMENT COUNSELING

PSY 313 CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EFFECTIVE COUNSELOR

PSY 327 ESTABLISHING THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP

PSY 328 INVITATIONAL INTERVIEWING

PSY 314 COUNSELING IN MENTAL HEALTH AND PRIVATE PRACTICE

PSY 315 COUNSELING THEORY

PSY 316 CURRENT TRENDS IN COUNSELING

PSY 317 ETHICAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

PSY 318 FAMILY COUNSELING

PSY 319 GROUP COUNSELING

PSY 320 HISTORY OF COUNSELING PRACTICE

PSY 321 LICENSURE AND CREDENTIALING

PSY 322 MULTICULTURAL COUNSELLING.

PSY 323 MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM 1

PSY 324 RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

PSY 325 SCHOOL COUNSELING

PSY 326 SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND ADDICTIONS COUNSELING

PSY 329 DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENT AND CASE MANAGEMENT

PSY  327 PHARMACOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH

PSY 330 FORMULATING GOALS  CASE MANAGEMENT

PSY 340 COGNITIVE INTERVENTIONS

PSY 341 BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS

PSY 342 HUMANISTIC INTERVENTIONS

PSY 343 PSYCHODYNAMIC INTERVENTIONS

PSY 344 SYSTEMS INTERVENTIONS

PSY 345 PSYCHOEDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS

PSY 346 MAINTAINING CLINICAL GAINS, PREVENTING SETBACKS, AND RELAPSE PREVENTION

PSY 347 COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

PSY 348 FAMILY SYSTEMS

MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM 2





Admission requirement

Grade 12 or equivalent, able to read and write English, able to operate a computer,  criminal reference check, undergrad bachelors degree preferred, prior learning assessment will be granted for those who qualify

Upon completion of the program Counselling and  Psychotherapy Diploma will be awarded.


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Counselling and  Psychotherapy Diploma