Healing Trauma and Fostering Secure Attachment through Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
All are welcome to join and learn more about this highly integrative experiential therapy model!
In Community and Agency Counselling, students focus on counselling individuals, couples and families. Affective and developmental needs of individual and families are studied in content and practicum courses. Skills are developed in group and individual counselling. Potential Career Opportunities Students graduating from this specialty area are employed as counsellors in a range of governmental, industrial, […]
In this area of specialization, students focus on college/university counselling. The focus is on the facilitation of informed career decision making and life style planning. Beyond the common core, students in this area acquire knowledge about counselling issues pertinent to students in higher education, and develop skills in individual and group counselling. Potential Career Opportunities […]
The M.A. program in school counselling is offered for both elementary and secondary school levels. These programs offered are intended to develop knowledge and skills for school counselling and child and adolescent counselling in non-school settings, with emphasis on individual and group counselling, consultation, child and adolescent development, and assessment. Potential Career Opportunities Students who […]
How does the CNPS admissions process work? Come & learn more about graduate training in Counselling Psychology (CNPS)!
Friday, March 27, 2015 at 9:00am |Room 200, Graduate Student Centre | Title: “Recovery from Adolescent Depression as a Joint, Adolescent-Parent Goal-directed Project.”
What happens after graduating from ECPS?
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:00am | Room 200, Graduate Student Centre | Title: “The Role of Social Ties in the Process of Settlement of Migrant Survivors of Political Violence: A Critical Ethnographic Study”
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 12:30pm | Room 203, Graduate Student Centre | Title: “A Phenomenological Analysis of Mid-life Women’s Challenges in Their Relationships with Food.”
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 12:30pm | Room 200, Graduate Student Centre | Title: “The Culture of Helping Relationships in Portuguese Canadian Communities.”
Learn how to offer respectful and supportive counselling to individuals who identify as having diverse sexual and/or gender identities.
The major goal of an external review of an academic unit is to provide the unit with an opportunity to reflect on its programs, operations and performance and obtain external advice to guide continuing improvement of academic and operational quality.
All are welcome to join in this seminar that celebrates the Faculty of Education’s Year of Research in Education.
Monday, January 19, 2015 – 9:00am | Room 203, Graduate Student Centre | Title: “Intimate Partner Relationships and Recovery From an Eating Disorder?”
Two candidates have been shortlisted for interviews this month for the next ECPS Department Head.
Back by popular demand! Join Bea MacKay as she demonstrates and provides experiential exercises on Gestalt Therapy.
The Man/Art/Action project was one of 15 funded nationally by Movember ($150,000). The team is co-led by Tim Laidler, director of the Veterans Transition Network, and UBC professor Dr. Marvin Westwood (CNPS) with co researcher Dr. George Belliveau (LLED).
Dr. Alanaise Goodwill says poverty, violence and a lack of resources are determinants for gang involvement.
This seminar incorporates video demonstration, case examples, didactic material, and interactive discussion, in order to introduce students and faculty to the practice of EFT and the underlying tenets and theory that ground and guide EFT therapists in their work with distressed couples.
September 18, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. | Room 203, Graduate Student Center | Title: “Mother-Daughter Conversations about Appearance: Body Image Development through Joint Projects”
Your direct guide for all things new ECPS grad student orientation!
ECPS M.A. student, Zarina Giannone, discusses her recent accomplishments and explains how she’s managed to accomplish so much, in such a short amount of time.
Back by popular demand! On Friday, October 24, 2014, learn more about graduate training in Counselling Psychology (CNPS) with Dr. Marvin Westwood!
Congratulations to ECPS faculty members, Alanaise Goodwill and Sterett Mercer on receiving 2014 HSS Research Dissemination Grants!
On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, learn more about graduate training in Counselling Psychology (CNPS)!
The National Career Development Association awarded Dr. Amundson with their highest honour: the Eminent Career Award!
Professors Cox and Young Discuss the Ph.D. Program in Counselling Psychology for Prospective Students
Professors Dan Cox and Richard Young answer a couple of vital questions for anyone considering the Ph.D. program in Counselling Psychology (CNPS)
Friday, June 20, 2014 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Room 3208, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences The Cross-Professional Collaborations in Health Education Scholarship initiative aims to enhance our collective capacity to advance research, scholarship and practice in health professional education, and to foster a culture of collaboration across the health disciplines at UBC. The initiative is […]
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:30pm | Room 200, Graduate Student Centre | Title: “Development and Field Testing of Action-Based Psychosocial Reconciliation Approach in Post-Genocide Rwanda”
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:30 p.m. | Room 203, Graduate Student Centre | Title: “What helps and hinders the decision to access psychological services in a police population: A critical incident study.”
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12:30 p.m. | Room 200, Graduate Student Centre | Title: “Older adults’ experiences of having managed well in making the transition to assisted living.”
Professor Eugene Mullan is the Director of Clinical Training and a co-founder of the Mood Disorders Centre (2004) at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Dr. Mullan is presents on April 30th and again on May 1st.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. | Library Block, Room 278 | Title: “Counselling? No, Thanks!”
ECPS welcomes a special colloquia by Counselling Psychology tenure-track candidate, Dr. Alanaise Goodwill, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Neville Scarfe Library Block, room 278.
ECPS welcomes a special colloquia by Counselling Psychology tenure-track candidate, Dr. Allison Reeves, on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Neville Scarfe Library Block, room 278.
Dr. Lynn Miller has been awarded a 3-year Operating Grant ($911,632) from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for the project, “Neural Correlates in Childhood-onset Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.”
Monday, February 17, 2014 at 12:45 p.m.; Neville Scarfe Library Block, room 278. Title: Studying the Effects of a Veterans Transition Program Style Retreat (company of men) on Participant’s Perception and Experience of Masculinity
Italian novelists, Roberto Saviano and Alessandro Baricco, and the young people involved introduce this video of a Dedalus project on the use of narrative in a career guidance program in Italian secondary schools. After two years the Dedulus project concluded successfully in December 2013 with fewer school dropouts and more self awarness and self-efficacy among […]
All interested folks are welcome to attend the upcoming Counselling Psychology Information Session scheduled on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM. This one hour session will help answer any program or admission criteria questions that you may have about one of UBC’s most competative graduate programs. No RSVP necessary.
Thursday, February 13, 2014; 4:30 – 6:30 pm in the Food and Nutrition Building, room 60 (2205 East Mall)
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
4:30 – 6:30 pm in Library Block, Room 278
12:30pm, Room 200, Graduate Student Center
ECPS is extremely pleased to announce that Masahiro Minami has received the prestigious Junior Scholar Award by the Japanese Society for Morita Therapy on Nov. 29, 2013 at their 31st Annual Conference in Japan.
…”convincing soldiers to seek suicide preventative support is a challenging effort.”
The Masculinities and Men’s Depression and Suicide Network – otherwise referred to as MD&S-net. Comprising 15 researchers across four provinces and dedicated to implementing and formally evaluating five projects to advance the mental health of Canadian men and their families. MD&S-Net will deliver the five projects over three years and the team has strong linkages […]
Tim Laidler of Veterans Transition Network discusses the type of issues soldiers face when they return home and what needs to be done. View the entire CTV News video clip, courtesy of theloop.ca.
10:30am, Library Block Room 278, Neville Scarfe Library Block
An interactive workshop inviting participants to actively engage with CAT theory and research, discussing applications to counselling and generating additional interventions for future empirical validation.
12:30pm, Room 200, Graduate Student Center
The Veterans Transition Program is designed to help former military people help each other recover from traumas, says co-founder Marvin Westwood. Photo: Andrii Kondiuk, iStock.
Dr. Marvin Westwood will be hosting the next Counsellling Psychology program information session. Please join us on October 21, 2013 in Scarfe 310 if you would like to know more about this popular Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education program.
Title: Developing Trust and Balancing Control: Social Interactions in Work Accommodations Scarfe Library Block, room 271 Examining Committee: Dr. Richard Young, Research Supervisor Dr. Izabela Schultz, Committee Member Dr. Vaughan Marshall, Committee Member Dr. Norman Amundson, External Examiner Abstract: The return to work (RTW) literature has identified various determinants for successful outcomes for injured workers. […]
Title: The Experience of Cultural Transition Among Adolescent Newcomers Room 304A, Neville Scarfe Building Co- supervisors: Dr. Anusha Kassan (Counselling) & Dr. Susan James (Counselling) Supervisory Committee: Dr. Richard Young (Counselling) and Dr. Lynn Miller (Counselling) Abstract: The purpose of this research was to contribute to the literature on migration during adolescence by exploring the […]
Children’s Drawings as Expressions of “Narrative Philosophizing” Concepts of Life and Death In a Gender Comparison of German and Japanese Elementary School Children Neville Scarfe, room 310 Dr. Eva Marsal is a full Professor of Philosophy at the University of Education Karlsruhe, Germany Abstract: One of Kant’s famous questions about being human asks, “What may […]
A 1600-hour supervised internship in Counselling Psychology. Internship sites offer counselling services as detailed in the “Speciality Guidelines for the Delivery of Services by Counselling Psychologists” (APA).
Supervision requires both knowledge of supervision models and practices, and skills to implement them. This course involves a seminar and practicum to integrate the two requirements of the subject. (For those on the Doctoral program.)
The application of automatic data processing to guidance and counselling in student accounting, job placement, information dissemination and in interviewing.
Major theoretical traditions in Counselling Psychology and illustration of the links among theory, research and practices; perspectives on Counselling Psychology as a distinct field of specialization.
Sociological and psychological aspects of career planning, theories of vocational development, vocational choice.
This course examines the assumptions and methods of major research paradigms, critically assesses a selection of current research, and then uses various approaches to construct research projects.
Counselling psychology research and practice in adult personality assessment, including ethics of testing and use with special populations.
Credits: 6 – 12
For those on Master’s program.
Theories, research, and applications of psychosocial stress and coping processes, with a particular focus on counselling issues and contexts.
Critical analysis of cross-cultural counselling theory, research and practice.
Initial counselling experience under faculty supervision in department training centres.
Credits: 1 – 2
Focus on ethical issues that arise in the professional settings where counselling psychology graduates seek employment, ranging from practice in schools, higher education and community settings to research and teaching.
Designing, implementing and assessing counselling programs in schools, colleges, universities, and other counselling settings.
Investigation and report of a problem.
Major counselling theories, interventions for change and corresponding skill development.
Theory, research, and practice of career planning and decision counselling.
Same as EPSE 569. This course provides students in counseling psychology and school psychology with a foundational perspective on social psychological theory and research and its application to applied research and practice. Traditional content areas within social psychology such as the self, social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, group influence, prosocial behavior, aggression and conflict, and close relationships will be considered for their relevance to the practice domains of counseling and school psychology.
Cross-listed with EPSE 568. Study of brain-behavior relationships across the lifespan with special emphasis on neurodevelopment. A review of recent concepts, problems, and methods in the field. Issues from neuroanatomy to higher mental processes and rehabilitation and its applications to individuals with neuropsychological dysfunctions.
This course in group theories of counselling and psychotherapy will provide students with in depth knowledge of the major theories currently used in Group Counselling and Psychotherapy related research pertaining to efficacy development of leader competencies for practice.
Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.
Understanding, designing and knowledge of groups and how to conduct them for use in counselling and guidance services.
Credits: 3 – 12
(Same as EPSE 551). This course will provide students with the opportunity to engage in the critical investigation of major theoretical and applied issues relevant to consultation in school settings, and indirect psychological service delivery, particularly in school settings. Additionally, the course is designed to provide students with skills in consultation and the development and application of appropriate experimental designs for research in consultation and the evaluation of treatment effects in applied settings.
Main theoretical and therapeutic approaches of contemporary family counselling with emphasis on intervention and critical research issues in educational and other counselling settings.
Counselling approaches as applied to the family, in educational and other counselling settings.
Theory, research, and practice in the area of gender and sex role issues related to counselling.
The use of standardized measures of mental ability, achievement, aptitude, interest and personality.
Theoretical assumptions in the use of non-standardized appraisal techniques.
Major issues and problems of adult development. Selection of appropriate counselling interventions for use in education and other counselling settings.
The impact of hearing loss considered from a developmental and family systems perspective; counselling strategies.
Theory, research, and practice of counselling adolescents.
Studies are made of recent research bearing on educational practice.
Theory and practice of elementary school counselling.
Personal and social adjustment issues for professional counsellors; basic skills necessary for effective group counselling.
The work of the beginning counsellor and guidance worker in assisting students with educational, vocational, and personal planning and decision-making.
This course is designed to assist the teacher in understanding and using guidance techniques for day-to-day use in the classroom. The emphasis will be on techniques for working with people towards better self-understanding and better perspectives of alternatives.
An overview of selected theories of counselling.
Examination of current theories and practices in family education and consultation. [3-0]
Critical survey of career counselling theory and practice. [3-0]
Development of basic interviewing skills for counselling and guidance. [3-3]
Introduction to career education practices and standards program content, and principles for the design of career education programs.
Interested in our Counselling Psychology program? Join us on Tuesday, September 24th at 4:30pm in Neville Scarfe building, room 2415 (4th floor). This info session will be chaired by Dr. Norm Amundson. All prospective students are welcome to attend!
Title: The stories of our fathers: Men’s recovery from intergenerational wounds. Room 203, Graduate Student Centre Committee Members: Supervisor: Dr. Marv Westwood (CNPS) Supervisory Committee: Dr. Marla Buchanan (CNPS) & Dr. David Kuhl (Family Practice) University Examiners: Dr. Johne Oilffe (Nursing) & Dr. Marion Porath (ECPS) External Examiner: Dr. William Randall (St. Thomas University) ABSTRACT: […]
Join in Downtown Vancouver for an important and enlightening dialogue about bullying. Coast Coal Harbour Hotel (Coal Harbour Ballroom) 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC – map Bullying has long been considered a part of growing up. In recent years, however, the problem of bullying seems to have escalated. But why? Increased family dysfunction? Lax […]
Title: Stories of loss and change: six mothers’ experiences of parenting and adult child with a mental illness Room 200, Graduate Student Center Supervisor: Dr. Judith Daniluk (CNPS) Supervisory Committee: Dr. Carol Leggo (LLED) & Dr. Sandra Mathison (MERM) University Examiners: Dr. David Kuhl (Family Practice) & Dr. Richard Young (CNPS) External Examiner: Dr. Carol […]
Location: Neville Scarfe Library Block 278 ‘Engaged Philosophical Inquiry’ is a form of community based dialogue that makes not only children, but citizens of all ages, think together about existential questions like: “What is happiness?” “Who is a friend?” “What is freedom?” etc. The aim is to create meaning and deepen our experience together, as well […]
All great achievements are the product of commitment. Learn more about UBC’s nine commitments by visiting the university’s Place and Promise Plan.
For new students, the department has organized a Graduate Student Orientation to be held from 3:00 to 5:30 pm in the Scarfe Building. For new and returning students there is a BBQ at 5:30 pm on the west side of the Scarfe Office Block. Everyone is encouraged to come out for some free food and […]
Title: “How do female street prostitutes transition out of the street sex trade? A narrative exploration of the process of exiting street sex work” Room 200, Graduate Student Centre Examining Committee Supervisor: Dr. Marla Buchanan (CNPS) Supervisory Committee: Dr. Judith Daniluk (CNPS) & Dr. Carl Leggo (LLED) University Examiners: Dr. Norm Amundson (CNPS) & Dr. […]
Title: Bullying and Anxiety: Social Emotional Programming and Episodes of Victimization Amongst Children in School Settings Scarfe, Room 308A Examining Committee: Dr. Lynn Miller, Research Supervisor Dr. Shelley Hymel, Committee Member Dr. Sterett Mercer, Committee Member Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between a school-based anxiety prevention and intervention social emotional learning (SEL) program […]
Title: The Counselling Relationship: Effective and Ineffective Ways Of Working With Aboriginal Clients Scarfe Library Block, room 278 Examining Committee: Research supervisor: Dr. Rod McCormick (CNPS) Committee member: Dr. Norm Amundson (CNPS) Committee member: Dr. Richard Vedan (Faculty of Social Work) Abstract: This study used the Critical Incident Technique (CIT) to explore what helps or […]
Title: Substance use counsellors’ understanding and incorporation of ethno-cultural diversity factors: An interpretive description. Room 203, Graduate Student Centre/Thea Koerner House Supervisor: Dr. Beth Haverkamp (Counselling Psychology) Supervisory Committee: Dr. Richard Young (CNPS) Supervisory Committee: Dr. Victoria Smye (Nursing) External Examiner: Dr. Anne Marshall (University of Victoria) ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to […]
The Faculty of Education and the SRLCanada Consortium invite you to a day of dialogue with local and world-renowned experts: Build awareness about SRL. Learn how SRL theory and research are being translated to policy and practice in BC’s schools. Dialogue with researchers and Ministry representatives. Find out more about presenters and schedule of events: […]
Make sure to catch ECPS Professor Shelley Hymel’s keynote opening lecture on May 30th for the Faculty of Education’s Research Day! Dr. Hymel’s lecture, “Making Research Mutually Beneficial: Community Collaborations that Make a Difference” will begin at 1 pm in the Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, First Nations House of Learning. Be there early to check-in! Research Day […]
Neville Scarfe Building, 2125 Main Mall UBC Point Grey Campus Investigating Our Practices 2013, 16th Annual Conference is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Education and the BC Teachers’ Federation. Register today to participate and witness 70 interactive presentations by practicing teachers, graduate students, undergraduate students, and university educators from different educational contexts. Registration fee: $25 […]
UBC Point Grey Campus UBC Old Auditorium 6344 Memorial Road Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Heart – Mind 2013 Conference Explores the latest science and practice that shows how Mindfulness fosters the development of compassion, confidence and resilience in children, and helps them develop respectful and nurturing relationships. The conference plenaries, dialogues and workshops are […]
Neville Scarfe Building – 2125 Main Mall 3rd Floor – Room #310 This information session will be chaired by Dr. Susan James (CNPS admissions chair).
Neville Scarfe Building, Rm. 310 Barbara Weber (ECPS, UBC) and Susan Gardner (Philosophy, Capilano University), together as the directors of the Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children (VIPC), are hosting a BC conference on the “philosophical community of inquiry with children” at UBC. Their goal is to create a British Columbia network/organization/hub of individuals and […]
Title: “Reconstructing the Self: How Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Re-Negotiate a Sense of Self” Room 203, Graduate Student Centre Supervisor: Dr. Marla Buchanan (CNPS) Supervisory Committee: Dr. Judith Daniluk (CNPS) and Dr. Bill Borgen (CNPS) University Examiners: Dr. Carl Leggo (LLED) and Betty Calam (Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine) External Examiner: Dr. Lynne Angus, […]
Title: “Veteran’s Experience Following the Violent Death of a Close Comrade.” Leon’s Lounge, Graduate Student Centre, Point Grey Campus Supervisor: Dr. Marv Westwood (CNPS) Supervisory Committee: Dr. Judith Daniluk and Dr. Bill Borgen (CNPS) University Examiners: Dr. Carl Leggo (LLED) and Dr. Dan Cox (CNPS) External Examiner: Dr. Denise Larsen (University of Alberta) ABSTRACT: A […]
Scarfe, Office Block Room #310 Attention all Faculty of Education Faculty and Staff Dr. William Borgen is being considered to extend his Headship within the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education. On Thursday, March 21, 2013, Dr. Borgen gave a talk to members of the ECPS Department and Faculty of Education. You […]
Where? Scarfe Building Room 310 Wednesday, 7 November, 2012 Interested in expanding your awareness around safe cyber counselling practices? This presentation will cover topics such as the use of email, texts, blogs and Skype with clients.Considerations will be discussed for the use of websites and social media marketing for marketing your practice. Please click here for […]
Where: Scarfe Building Room 310 Wednesday, 7 November, 2012 Interested in expanding your awareness around safe cyber counselling practices? This presentation will cover topics such as the use of email, texts, blogs and Skype with clients. Considerations will be discussed for the use of websites and social media marketing for marketing your practice. Please click here […]
Where? Scarfe Building Room 310 Wednesday, 7 November, 2012 Interested in expanding your awareness around safe cyber counselling practices? This presentation will cover topics such as the use of email, texts, blogs and Skype with clients.Considerations will be discussed for the use of websites and social media marketing for marketing your practice. Please click here […]
Joint Counselling Psychology/School Psychology program APA/CPA CONFERENCE SUBMISSION INFORMATION SESSION!!! Are you considering attending or presenting at the 2013 APA or CPA annual convention? If so, please join us for an information session about the upcoming APA (July 31st to August 4th, 2013 in Hawaii) and CPA (June 13th to 15th, 2013 in Quebec city) […]
An information session for anyone interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology will be held in Scarfe Library Block, Room 278 on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Dr. Marvin Westwood will chair the meeting.
Where: Room 278, Scarfe Library Block In the past decade, the concept of being called to a purpose for one’s career or life has begun to receive increased attention within the career development and vocational psychology research literature. In this colloquium, Dr Domene provides an overview of emerging psychological models of sense of calling, discusses […]
Where: Scarfe 310 CNPS Summer Scholar and Colloquium presents Bobbie Birdsall PhD, Chair of the Department of Counselor Education, Boise State University speaking about spirituality in counseling. Abstract: The integration of spirituality and religion into clinical work has generated tremendous interest as an area that is important to include when addressing diversity in clients. This […]
Understanding Suicide: Perspectives from Narrative and Action Approaches – Dr. Richard Young (video)
Powerpoint presentation Where: Scarfe Building, Room 310 This colloquium will help counsellors to understand and support a client who is suicidal. Specifically, Dr. Young will explore: How clients conceptualize suicide attempts and the suicidal experience The agency of the client Listening effectively Best practices around suicide assessment in a non-psychiatric setting (e.g. counselling setting) About […]
A workshop led by an expert in metaphor and adult development and aging… and is listed in the Who’s Who in Canada and the United States! Dr. Kenyon will: Explore the contribution of the “Life as Story” metaphor for both theory and practice in the field of adult development and aging Consider select concepts of […]
Where: Scarfe Building, Room 310 This colloquium brings the basic facts on addictions for both youth and adult populations. You’ll learn about: How addictions develop Risk factors Diagnosis Types of drugs and their short / long term effects Treatment options We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Bruno, a graduate of UBC’s HDLC Ph.D. Program […]