CNPS

Counselling Psychology

CNPS 586 (VRHC) | Ethics in Counselling Psychology

In this course students will exam the ethical, legal, and professional issues involved in the field of counselling psychology with a focus on the ethical issues that arise in the professional settings where graduates of counselling psychology are employed with a focus on vocational rehabilitation counselling. Students will become familiar with ethical decision making and […]

CNPS 578C | Individual and Family Counselling Theories and Interventions

The purpose of this course is to enhance students’ clinical competence and prepare them for clinical work in our program. In this course, students receive supervised clinical training, as they learn and practice various techniques and interventions in simulated counselling sessions, inside and outside the classroom. To develop students’ clinical competence, various counselling and psychotherapy […]

CNPS 578B (VRHC)| Individual and Family Counselling Theories and Interventions

Note: CNPS 578B is for VRHC students only The purpose of this course is to enhance student’s clinical competence and prepare them for clinical work in our program. In this course, students receive supervised clinical training, as they learn and practice various techniques and interventions inside and outside the classroom. To develop student’s clinical competence theories […]

CNPS 535 | Perspectives on Adult Psychopathology in Counselling

The purpose of this course is to undertake an in depth analysis of current theories and research designed to understand abnormal behaviour. To facilitate learning, students will have the opportunity to apply new concepts through case presentations.  A focus will be to consider these topics from both historical and global perspectives.  Thus, in addition to […]

CNPS 532C | Psychological Assessment in Counselling

Note: CNPS 532C is for M.Ed. students only The use of standardized measures of mental ability, achievement, aptitude, interest and personality.   Credits: 6

CNPS 532B | Psychological Assessment in Counselling

Note: CNPS 532B is for M.A. students only The purpose of this course is to provide M.A. students with the knowledge and skills necessary to properly select, administer, score, and interpret standardized psychological, educational and vocational tests and other assessment instruments, which are relevant and appropriate in the Master’s level professional counselling context.  The use and interpretation […]

CNPS 508-93A (VRHC)| Case Management and Job Development Counselling

Note: CNPS 508-93A is for VRHC students only Vocational rehabilitation recognizes the personal, social and economic benefits of employment and this course will focus on the case management for successful integration of people with disabilities into a diverse labour market. This integration is systematically achieved through advocacy, communication, education, identification, coordination and utilization of appropriate services in a […]

Lucy McCullough – Final Ph.D. Defence (CNPS)

Lucy McCullough – Final Ph.D. Defence (CNPS)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 12:30pm | Room 200, Graduate Student Centre | Title: “The Processes of Engaging in Mandated Addiction Treatment: A Grounded Theory

Dr. Rhea Owens for Mental Health Week

Dr. Rhea Owens for Mental Health Week

ECPS supports CMHA’s mental health awareness week (May 2-8) and interviews our leading expert in positive psychology, Dr. Rhea Owens.

Karlee Dawn Fellner – Final Ph.D. Defence (CNPS)

Karlee Dawn Fellner – Final Ph.D. Defence (CNPS)

March 24, 2016 at 9:30am |Scarfe Room 310 | Title: “Returning to our Medicines: Decolonizing and Indigenizing Mental Health Services to Better Serve Urban Indigenous Communities.”

Indian Council of Cultural Relationships Senior Research Fellowship Awardee, Dr. Robinder Bedi

Dr. Bedi has been awarded a fellowship of up to 1.8 million Indian rupees to conduct research on “Incorporating Indian Cultural Traditions into Counselling Individuals of Indian descent: Both in India and Abroad”

APA Travel Grant Awarded to Dr. Bedi

Rob Bedi travels to Christ University January 5 – 7, 2016.

2015 Hampton Fund Research Grant: New Faculty Award Winner

2015 Hampton Fund Research Grant: New Faculty Award Winner

Dr. Rhea Owens awarded $9,295 for her project, “A Strength-Based Mentoring Intervention for Children”.

Hampton Fund Research Grant: New Faculty Award Winner

Hampton Fund Research Grant: New Faculty Award Winner

Dr. Robinder Bedi awarded $10,000 for his project, “Characteristics of Counselling Psychology in Canada and Canadian Counselling Psychologists”.

Robinder Bedi, Green College Leading Scholar (2015-2017)

Dr. Bedi is one of ten UBC faculty that have been selected as Green College Leading Scholars.

CNPS 579 | Research in Counselling Psychology

This graduate course is designed for M.A. students in Counselling Psychology who have completed at least some of their course work and are ready to begin their Master’s research project (thesis).  The purpose of the course is to assist students in the development of a thesis proposal and launch the steps in undertaking the thesis […]

2015 SSHRC Insight Development Grant Awardee: Dr. Richard Young
Lando, Nevison, and Spencer Professorships Announced

Lando, Nevison, and Spencer Professorships Announced

All three recommendations are faculty members in ECPS!

Masahiro Minami Sweeps Competition in 3 Minute Postdoc Slam

Masahiro Minami Sweeps Competition in 3 Minute Postdoc Slam

1 postdoc + 3 minute presentation = GREAT SUCCESS!

WorkSafe BC Research Grant – Dr. Izabela Schultz

WorkSafe BC Research Grant – Dr. Izabela Schultz

Congratulations to ECPS Professor, Dr. Izabela Schultz and her colleagues for being awarded a grant from WorkSafeBC!

Dr. Lynn Miller Presented 2015 APA Mid-Career Award

Dr. Lynn Miller Presented 2015 APA Mid-Career Award

The 2015 APA Early-Career and Mid-Career Award is for Outstanding Contributions to Benefit Children, Youth, and Families.

Psynopsis Spring 2015 Vol. 37, No. 2

ECPS Featured in CPA Magazine, Spring 2015

Zarina Giannone (M.A. student), article reviews the history and looks into the future of our world class department.

ECPS Doctoral Student, Natasha Wawrykow, 2015 Recipient of Multiple Awards

ECPS Doctoral Student, Natasha Wawrykow, 2015 Recipient of Multiple Awards

Natasha is the 2015 recipient of the UBC Doctoral Fellowship, UBC Cordula and Gunter Paetzold Fellowship, Harry E. Taylor Canadian Indigenous Graduate Prize in Education, and Verna J. Kirkness (Ni-jing-jada) Award. All this and it’s only April!

Marv Westwood Interview on Veterans Transition Program (Video)

Marv Westwood Interview on Veterans Transition Program (Video)

Learn more about the VTP from Dr. Marv Westwood!

ECPS Students are SSHRC Storyteller’s Challenge 2015 Finalists!

ECPS Students are SSHRC Storyteller’s Challenge 2015 Finalists!

Two out of the three student finalists at UBC are graduate students in our department!

Movember’s Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

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 Featured on UBC News

Dr. Alanaise Goodwill Featured on UBC News

Dr. Alanaise Goodwill says poverty, violence and a lack of resources are determinants for gang involvement.

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: An Attachment Perspective on Relationship Distress

Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples: An Attachment Perspective on Relationship Distress

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.

Emily Louise Polak – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

Emily Louise Polak – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

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”

Orientation & Welcome Back BBQ 2014

Orientation & Welcome Back BBQ 2014

Your direct guide for all things new ECPS grad student orientation!

mECPS Spotlight on Zarina Giannone

mECPS Spotlight on Zarina Giannone

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.

Counselling Psychology Information Session – October 2014

Counselling Psychology Information Session – October 2014

Back by popular demand! On Friday, October 24, 2014, learn more about graduate training in Counselling Psychology (CNPS) with Dr. Marvin Westwood!

2014 HSS Research Dissemination Grant ECPS Awardees

2014 HSS Research Dissemination Grant ECPS Awardees

Congratulations to ECPS faculty members, Alanaise Goodwill and Sterett Mercer on receiving 2014 HSS Research Dissemination Grants!

Counselling Psychology Information Session – Fall 2014

Counselling Psychology Information Session – Fall 2014

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, learn more about graduate training in Counselling Psychology (CNPS)!

Dr. Norman Amundson Receives the NCDA Eminent Career Award

Dr. Norman Amundson Receives the NCDA Eminent Career Award

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 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)

Cross-Professional Collaborations in Health Education Scholarship Initiative Launch Event

Cross-Professional Collaborations in Health Education Scholarship Initiative Launch Event

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 […]

Masahiro Minami – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

Masahiro Minami – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

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”

Carolyn Burns – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

Carolyn Burns – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

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.”

Lucy Gofton – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

Lucy Gofton – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

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.”

CNPS Spring Colloquium Series with Dr. Eugene Mullan

CNPS Spring Colloquium Series with Dr. Eugene Mullan

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.

Asli Kucukbumin – Final MA Defence (CNPS)

Asli Kucukbumin – Final MA Defence (CNPS)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. | Library Block, Room 278 | Title: “Counselling? No, Thanks!”

Dr. Alanaise Goodwill CNPS Tenure-Track Candidate Colloquia

Dr. Alanaise Goodwill CNPS Tenure-Track Candidate Colloquia

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.

Dr. Allison Reeves CNPS Tenure-Track Candidate Colloquia

Dr. Allison Reeves CNPS Tenure-Track Candidate Colloquia

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.

CIHR 3-year Operating Grant Awarded to Dr. Lynn Miller

CIHR 3-year Operating Grant Awarded to Dr. Lynn Miller

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.”

Tim Laidler – Final MA Defence (CNPS)

Tim Laidler – Final MA Defence (CNPS)

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

Richard Young Interview in Dedalus Project (Video)

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 […]

Counselling Psychology Information Session, April 2014

Counselling Psychology Information Session, April 2014

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.

Colloquia: Gestalt Approach to Counselling – The role of two chair technique

Colloquia: Gestalt Approach to Counselling – The role of two chair technique

Thursday, February 13, 2014; 4:30 – 6:30 pm in the Food and Nutrition Building, room 60 (2205 East Mall)

Play Therapy: Theory and Techniques Colloquia

Play Therapy: Theory and Techniques Colloquia

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
4:30 – 6:30 pm in Library Block, Room 278

Emily Koert – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

Emily Koert – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

12:30pm, Room 200, Graduate Student Center

Prestigious Junior Scholar Award Granted to CNPS Ph.D. Candidate, Masahiro Minami

Prestigious Junior Scholar Award Granted to CNPS Ph.D. Candidate, Masahiro Minami

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.

Dan Cox on Soldier Suicides

Dan Cox on Soldier Suicides

…”convincing soldiers to seek suicide preventative support is a challenging effort.”

Movember Canada Research Award Goes To: Drs. Marvin Westwood (CNPS) & David Kuhl (Family Practice)

Movember Canada Research Award Goes To: Drs. Marvin Westwood (CNPS) & David Kuhl (Family Practice)

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 on CTV News, discusses recent military suicides

Tim Laidler on CTV News, discusses recent military suicides

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.

Carson Kivari – Final MA Defence (CNPS)

10:30am, Library Block Room 278, Neville Scarfe Library Block

Counselling Interventions Based on Contextual Action Theory and Research

Counselling Interventions Based on Contextual Action Theory and Research

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.

Patricia Nitkin – Final PhD Defence (CNPS)

12:30pm, Room 200, Graduate Student Center

Dr. Marvin Westwood talks about helping veterans deal with PTSD-related symptoms

Dr. Marvin Westwood talks about helping veterans deal with PTSD-related symptoms

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.

CNPS Information Session in October

CNPS Information Session in October

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.

Hannah Kwan – Final MA Defence (CNPS)

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.  […]

Negin Marie Naraghi – Final MA Defence (CNPS)

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 […]

Guest Philosophy Speaker: Dr. Eva Marsal

Guest Philosophy Speaker: Dr. Eva Marsal

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 […]

CNPS 698 | Pre-Doctoral Internship

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).

CNPS 688 | Supervision of Counselling Practice

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.)

CNPS 678 | Theoretical Perspectives in Counselling Psychology

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.

CNPS 677 | Theories of Vocational Development

Sociological and psychological aspects of career planning, theories of vocational development, vocational choice.

CNPS 669 | Research Approaches to Counselling Psychology

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.

CNPS 632 | Advanced Assessment

Counselling psychology research and practice in adult personality assessment, including ethics of testing and use with special populations.

CNPS 599 | Master’s Thesis

Credits: 6 – 12

CNPS 598 | Field Experiences

For those on Master’s program.

CNPS 595 | Stress, Coping and Adaption

Theories, research, and applications of psychosocial stress and coping processes, with a particular focus on counselling issues and contexts.

CNPS 594 | Cross-Cultural Counselling

Critical analysis of cross-cultural counselling theory, research and practice.

CNPS 588 | Supervised Clinical Experience in Counselling

Initial counselling experience under faculty supervision in department training centres.

CNPS 586 | Ethics in Counselling Psychology

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.

CNPS 584 | Program Develoment and Professional Practice in Counselling

Designing, implementing and assessing counselling programs in schools, colleges, universities, and other counselling settings.

CNPS 580 | Problems in Education

Investigation and report of a problem.

CNPS 578A (VRHC)| Counselling Theories and Interventions

Major counselling theories, interventions for change and corresponding skill development.

CNPS 574 | Career Planning and Decision-Making Counselling

Theory, research, and practice of career planning and decision counselling.

CNPS 566 | Advanced Study in Group Counselling

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.

CNPS 565 | Special Course in Subject Matter Field

Courses in various subject matter fields designed to bring teachers up to date in recent findings in each field.

CNPS 564 | Group Counselling

Understanding, designing and knowledge of groups and how to conduct them for use in counselling and guidance services.

CNPS 545 | Family Counselling – Interventions and Research

Main theoretical and therapeutic approaches of contemporary family counselling with emphasis on intervention and critical research issues in educational and other counselling settings.

CNPS 534 | Gender and Sex Role Issues in Counselling

Theory, research, and practice in the area of gender and sex role issues related to counselling.

CNPS 532A (VRHC)| Psychological Assessment in Counselling

The use of standardized measures of mental ability, achievement, aptitude, interest and personality.

CNPS 524 | Counselling Adults

Major issues and problems of adult development. Selection of appropriate counselling interventions for use in education and other counselling settings.

CNPS 514 | Counselling Adolescents

Theory, research, and practice of counselling adolescents.

CNPS 508 | Review of Research in Educational Methods

Studies are made of recent research bearing on educational practice.

CNPS 504 | School Counselling

Theory and practice of elementary school counselling.

CNPS 433 | The Personal and Social Develoment of the Adult

Personal and social adjustment issues for professional counsellors; basic skills necessary for effective group counselling.

CNPS 427 | Guidance: Planning and Decision-making

The work of the beginning counsellor and guidance worker in assisting students with educational, vocational, and personal planning and decision-making.

CNPS 426 | The Role of the Teacher in Guidance

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.

CNPS 365 | Introduction to Theories of Counselling

An overview of selected theories of counselling.

CNPS 364 | Family Education and Consultation

Examination of current theories and practices in family education and consultation. [3-0]