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PhD in Counselling and Spirituality

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  • Program requirements

Doctoral Requirements

The following requirements must be met:

  • Four compulsory graduate course of 3 credits each: IPA8101 Spirituality and Counselling, IPA8104 Existential Issues in Counselling, IPA8105 Research Methods and Design Problems in Counselling and Spirituality, IPA8106 Doctoral Seminar;
  • Completion of a minimum of 1500 hours of clinical practicum, with at least 300  supervised hours of direct clinical contacts hours at Saint Paul University Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre (IPA8201) and at least 400 supervised hours of direct clinical contacts in the context of an externship (IPA8202);
  • Comprehensive examination (IPA9998);
  • Thesis (IPA9999). The thesis can be either a monograph or a series of articles prepared for publication in scholarly journals.

The Thesis Committee is formed during the first session of registration in the program. It is composed of the thesis supervisor and two additional faculty members. At least two members of the Committee must be from the Faculty of Human Sciences.

The proposal must be approved by the Thesis Advisory Committee and Research Ethics Board must give its approval before data collection can commence.