Stenberg’s Counseling Therapist Diploma program provides students with the stepping stones to help others overcome challenges, achieve goals and better lives. Students learn to approach and resolve real-life situations, proper self-care, ethical decision making, strengthen relationships and other applicable soft skills. Upon graduation, you will be able to employ a variety of tactics for specific clients and empower your clients to face challenges.
Over the course of this program, students will:
Gain an understanding of numerous modalities
Learn to support individuals, couples, and families from a variety of circumstances
Enter the workforce with an open mind, an open heart and the ability to change lives
Duration: 88 weeks, including a 6-week practicum
Delivery Method: In-class
Intakes: April and October
Credential Awarded: Diploma
Articulation/Pathway: Graduates granted transfer credits toward BCIT’s Business Management Advanced Diploma – upon completion they can continue to BCIT’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Stenberg can help you fine-tune the skills you already have and gain new ones so you can create an optimal environment for growth for your clients. You will be able to transform theoretical knowledge into practical skill through frequent role plays, simulation weeks, and integrated counseling practice. Key courses include:
Foundational Counseling Skills and Techniques
Introduction to Neuroscience
Caring for the Caregiver through the Practice of Self Care
Professional Practice, Legal Issues and Ethics in Counseling Practice
Simulated Counseling Skills Practice
Introduction to Therapeutic Modalities
Therapeutic Modalities: Foundations and Advanced Study
Marketing Your Practice and Yourself
Introduction to Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology
CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CPCA Exam Preparation
Business Development and Management for a Thriving Counseling Practice
Counseling Practice Billing and Accounting Procedures
Courses on individual, child, and youth, family, group, diversity and cultural, relationship and intimacy, loss and grief and trauma and crisis counseling are also included.
As a Counseling Therapist, you’ll find opportunities for employment in:
Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EFAP)
Health and wellness clinics
Through professional development and practice, you can enhance your skill set and expertise in careers that work with people, such as human resources, career counseling, customer service, and health care professionals
Mature student status (19+ years of age)
Grade 12 English or equivalent*
Completion of a Criminal Record Consent Form under the Criminal Record Review Act
Acceptable Medical Examination Form completed by a Physician
Industry required Proof of Immunity Status
Physician completed Acceptable Medical Examination Form
* Students can obtain equivalency for the required course from post-secondary training, Stenberg College challenge tests, etc.
Language Proficiency Requirements: Overall IELTS Academic Test score of 6.5 with no less than 6.5 in Listening and no less than 7.0 in Speaking (or other ESL equivalencies as determined by Stenberg College). Must be within the last two years.
This school offers programs in English.