About this program

We are accepting applications for our Fall 2024 cohort which is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Expand your Skills

Our two-year Master of Counselling Program, based at sites in Canada, provides you with the professional training to:

  • Serve clients ethically, morally and effectively
  • Address a wide variety of issues in the context of province-related needs and trends
  • Utilize today's best practices to apply theory and research to serve clients
  • Develop your own theory of counselling while engaging in self-discovery, personal growth and development

Develop your Career

Learn with and from a diverse group of people in a rich learning environment that offers:

  • Preparation for a career as a competent, service-oriented mental health practitioner within community agencies, schools and clinics in Canada
  • A cohort model that allows you to collaborate and learn with the same small group of students as you progress through the program
  • Supervised internships that provide valuable practical experience

Notice for British Columbia Students and Public

This program is offered under the written consent of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training effective June 2012, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Ministry.

Prospective students are responsible for ensuring the program and degree offered will appropriately satisfy their needs (i.e. will be acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies, and/or other educational institutions).


  • The Master of Counselling degree does provide the basis for application to the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) for the Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) credential and to the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) for the Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) credential.
  • The Master of Counselling degree does not lead to the Psychologist chartering (or registering) in the province of BC.
  • Specifically, one must have the PhD degree from a program approved by the College of BC psychologists.

Our Faculty

Robert Mckinney

Robert McKinney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education; Director of Clinical Mental Health

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Elisabeth "Lisa" Bennett, Ph.D.

Professor, Counselor Education

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Mark A. Young, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counselor Education; Director of Marriage and Family Counseling

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Curtis Garner

Professor, Counselor Education

Melanie Person

Melanie Person, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Counselor Education; Director of MOC Canada

Addy Wissel

Addy Wissel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Chair, Counselor Education; Director of School Counseling

Master of Counselling - Canada


Graduates (June 2020)


Program Completion Rate (2020)


Job Placement (2019); 2020 Pending