MASTER OF COUNSELLING PRE-REQUISITE RESOURCE LIST The following are possible resources (in addition to your local university) to aid students in fulfilling outstanding prerequisites to the MC program. It is strongly recommended that applicants have most prerequisites completed or in process of completion at the time of application. Grades for prerequisite courses are expected to be ―B‖ or above, with the exception of ―Statistics‖ in which a passing grade is sufficient. 1. Video - To get an indication of the applicant’s ability to both listen and respond in a counseling situation each applicant is required to submit a 20-minute VHS tape of: a. A 10-minute session of her/himself ―counseling‖ a friend about a real-life event (about which the friend is feeling fear, anger, sadness, guilt or worry); and b. A 10-minute explanation by the applicant (self on camera) of what he/she believes are the causes of depression and what he/she hopes to learn in this program to reduce depression. 2. Psychology Prerequisites - A minimum of 18 semester hours of undergraduate psychology must be satisfied as follows: A. Introduction to Statistics a. Open Learning** (correspondence) – Psyc 220 "Statistics in the Social Sciences." b. Trinity Western University regular semester course offering: PSYC 207 Data Analysis c. Athabasca University **** (distance/online) - SOSC 366 Research Methods in the Social Sciences or Mathematics 215 Introduction to Statistics. Note: Those qualifying for advanced placement in statistics—i.e., those that have a strong undergraduate statistics background—may elect to take an exam in statistics. Passing of the exam qualifies you to take another 3-hour graduate elective in lieu of the Graduate Statistics. B. Abnormal Psychology a. Open Learning**: (correspondence) b. Trinity Western University regular semester course offerings: obtain a catalogue from the Registrar* c. Athabasca University **** (distance/online) - PSYC 435 Abnormal Psychology. d. Directed Study: contact Dr. Ron Philipchuck (604-888-7511) through TWU (subject to change). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. See note. C. Developmental Psychology: any development course including Child Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Psychology of Aging, etc. a. Open Learning**: (correspondence) b. Trinity Western University regular semester course offerings: obtain a catalogue from the Registrar* c. Athabasca University **** (distance/online) - PSYC 323 Developmental Psychology, PSYC 228 An Introduction to Child Development, PSYC 350 Adolescent Development, or PSYC 381 The Psychology of Adult Development. d. Directed Study: Chuck MacKnee through TWU e-mail: email@example.com. See note. D. Personality Theory a. Trinity Western University regular semester course offering: PSYC 301 Theories of Personality b. Directed Study: contact Registrar for syllabus through ACTS*** contact Phil Laird (888-7511; firstname.lastname@example.org) through TWU. See note. c. Athabasca University **** (distance/online) - PSYC 356 Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues. 2 E. Brain and Behaviour or Learning/Cognition (Brain and Behaviour is recommended) a. Open Learning**: (correspondence) PSYC 304 Brain and Behaviour (6 credits) b. Trinity Western University: PSYC 350 Brain and Behaviour or PSYC 326 Cognitive Processes c. Athabasca University ****(distance/online) PSYC 355 Cognitive Psychology d. Directed Study: contact Ron Philipchalk (604-888-7511) through TWU. E-mail: email@example.com. See note. F. Foundational Skills in Counselling a. ACTS***: CLG 525 is offered as a three-week course in August. Note: It is recommended that all other prerequisites are completed before taking this course. Although there may be other avenues for fulfilling this requirement, it is strongly recommended that the student takes CLG 525 when he/she is ready to take the following graduate level courses: Advanced Skills and Theories in the Fall, followed by MFT and Practicum in the Spring. In this way the skills are fresh and the student enters the sequence as a cohort, which will help decrease anxiety and will increase comfort and learning. 3. Bible and Theology Prerequisites – A minimum of six (6) semester hours of undergraduate courses in Theology and Bible. A. Bible Introduction and Survey a. ACTS***: BIE 500 ―Introduction to the Bible‖ is offered online. b. Trinity Western University* regular course offerings: obtain a catalogue from the Registrar. B. Introduction to Theology a. ACTS***: THS 540 ―Introduction to Theology‖ is offered online. b. Trinity Western University* regular course offerings: obtain a catalogue from the Registrar. C. Research Strategies a. ACTS***: RES 500 ―Research Strategies‖ is offered online. Addresses: *T-West 7600 Glover Rd Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1 Phone: (604) 513-2067 Fax: (604) 513-2064 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org **Student Services Open Learning Agency Box 82080 Burnaby, BC V5C 6J8 Phone: (604) 431-3300 1-800-663-9711 (in BC) E-mail: email@example.com www.ola.bc.ca ***ACTS ACTS Registrar 7600 Glover Road Langley, BC V2Y 1Y1 Phone: (604) 513-2044 Fax: (604) 513-2045 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org **** Athabasca University 1 University Drive, Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3 Phone: (780) 675-6100 or 1-800-788-9041 Fax: (604) 513-2045E-mail: email@example.com www.athabascau.ca NOTE: For all directed study courses on TWU campus related to prerequisites for ACTS, register through the ACTS Registrar and pay the ACTS tuition rate. For forms and registration e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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