CNPS 584 | Program Development and Professional Practice in Counselling

In this course, we will be learning about program development and evaluation.  Throughout the course, we will use trauma theory, specifically emotional processing theory of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as an example.

The course is divided into three general sections:

  1. Learn theory and how to conceptualize theory using path modelling;
  2. Learn how to develop programs, particularly attending to the role of theory and program goals;
  3. Conceptualize program evaluation based on the theory and goals used to develop the program as well as considering contemporary best-practices of program evaluation.

Stakeholder consultation will be integrated throughout the program development and evaluation process.


To be eligible to enroll in this course a student must have completed at least one graduate-level research methods course (e.g., EDUC 500, EPSE 481, EPSE 595).

Credits: 3