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Certificate in Human Relations and Spirituality

School of Counselling , Psychotherapy and Spirituality

  • IPA1122 - Human Behavior and Spirituality: Empirical Observations

    Heredity, environment and human development. Intelligence. Personality. Mental health, abnormal behavior and therapeutic approaches. Social psychology. Introduction to empirical research in contemporary psychology of religion.

    This course cannot be combined for credit with PSY1102.

  • IPA2109 - Internship I

    The practical application of acquired theoretical knowledge in a professional setting. Internship of a minimum of 120 to 150 professionally supervised hours in a Human Relations environment. Incorporates a cumulative reflective practice component to encourage the critical integration of theory and practice. Production of a detailed practicum report. Graded S/NS.

    Prerequisites: Minimum of 12 IPA credits and GPA of B.

  • IPA2121 - Perspectives on Psycho-Social Human Behavior

    History and research methods. The self: content and process. Perceptions, cognitions and attributions. Social influence, attitudes and changes in attitudes. Communication and interpersonal skills. Aggression and helping behavior. Overview of groups and intergroup relations: A study leadership, prejudice and discrimination. Applications. Highlighted according to the themes, specific contributions of the main theories.

    Prerequisites: 30 university credits (except for students in Certificate in Human Relations and Spirituality).
    Prerequisite or concomitant: IPA1121 or IPA1122.

  • IPA2122 - Research Methods and Ethics in Human Sciences (Qualitative Approach)

    Introduction to the philosophy of science and epistemology. Research ethics. The creation of a research plan: questions, hypotheses, variables, and data analysis methods. Documentaries and qualitative methods: bibliographic research, historical research, interviews, case studies, and observation. Specific problems in the study of ethnic and religious conflicts and human relationships and spirituality.

    Prerequisites: 30 university credits (except for students in Certificate in Human Relations and Spirituality) and IPA1121.
    Prerequisite or concomitant: IPA1122.

  • IPA2123 - Research Methods in Human Sciences (Quantitative Approach)

    Project preparation and quantitative comparative research. Use of databases. Surveys and polls. Statistical analysis: correlation, regression, trends, covariance and statistical inference. Examples from the study of ethnic conflicts and religious and human relationships and spirituality.

    Prerequisites: IPA1121 and IPA1122.

  • IPA2124 - Special Topics in Human Relations and Spirituality I

    Study of a particular topic in human relationships and spirituality. The content and format may change depending on the professor.

  • IPA2125 - Positive Psychology and Spirituality

    Introduction to Positive Psychology. Historical perspective. Concepts, theories and empirical data: emotional, cognitive, intrapersonal and interpersonal dimensions. Definitions and measures: happiness, well-being, optimal functioning, spirituality and religiosity. Forces of nature: Classification and Measurement. Study related topics: self-esteem, values and virtues, interests and abilities, creativity, empathy and compassion, gratitude, love and friendship, resilience, and others.

    Prerequisites: IPA1121 and IPA1122.

  • IPA2126 - Developmental Psychology, Spirituality and Religiosity from Childhood to Adolescence

    Physical, cognitive, emotional, social, spiritual and religious development from childhood to adolescence. Theoretical and empirical approaches in psychology, psychology of religion and spirituality. Development of personal maturity, social and sexual. Development of faith, spirituality and religiosity during these stages of life and how these components influence the psychological development.

    Prerequisites: IPA1121 and IPA1122.

  • IPA3101 - Psychology of Spiritual Experience

    Main currents in the psychology of spiritual experience, with a special focus on psychodynamic, humanist and existential theories. The relationships between spirituality and mental health. The links between spirituality and psycho-pathologies.

    Prerequisites: 30 university credits (except for students in Certificate in Human Relations and Spirituality).
    Prerequisite or concomitant: IPA1121 or IPA1122.
    This course was previously HUM2101.

  • IPA3121 - Theories of Personality

    Internal assessment and comparison of the many theories of personality. Design of the structure, dynamics, development, normality and abnormality of personality and its many applications in the field of human relationships and spirituality. Main approaches to the study of personality (psychodynamic, existential-humanistic, behavioral, and related types) and contributions of these approaches to the integration of the spiritual in the human person.

    Prerequisites: 30 university credits (except for students in Certificate in Human Relations and Spirituality).
    Prerequisite or concomitant: IPA1121 or IPA1122.

  • IPA3122 - Cultural Diversity and Religious Pluralism

    Notions of cultural psychology and psychology of religion. Impact of culture and religion on psychological processes (cognitive, sensation and perception, social behavior). Relations and communications interethnic and interreligious, multicultural and multi-faith society. Development of cultural identity and religious identity. Beliefs and prejudices, discrimination and acculturation. Mental health and well-being among immigrants and refugees from different cultures and religions. Adaptation of theoretical models and measurement instruments of psychology in multicultural and multi-faith context. Psychological assessment and intercultural psychotherapy. Ethical skills in the helping relationships in multicultural and multi-faith.

    Prerequisites: 30 university credits (except for students in Certificate in Human Relations and Spirituality).
    Prerequisite or concomitant: IPA1121 or IPA1122.

  • IPA3123 - The Helping Relationships and Ethical Considerations

    Ethical issues in the helping relationship and counselling. Concepts of values and ethical principles. Application of ethical theories to counselling practice and the complex processes involved in making ethical decisions. Considerations of the plurality of perspectives relevant to ethical considerations (theoretical literature, empirical and philosophical). Particular attention will be given to praxeology, the ethics of dialogue and experiential knowledge.

    Prerequisites: IPA1121 and IPA1122.