Our training program is the largest in Western Canada and our students have gone on to practice in hundreds of communities accross North America and the globe.
Every year, about 80 students from around the world come to our Haskayne Learning Centre for Graduate and Post-Graduate Counselling Studies. They get leading-edge, comprehensive training and they complete their internship and residency requirements. We’ve been educating students since we opened in 1962 and over the decades we’ve become recognized as a national leader for professional training in psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. Our training program is the largest in Western Canada and our students have gone on to practice in hundreds of communities across North America and the globe.
In 2009, we named our education program the Haskayne Learning Centre for Graduate and Post-Graduate Counselling Studies to recognize one of our major donors, Dick and Lois Haskayne. As well as being long term and generous financial supporters of the Centre, Lois Haskayne served on our board of directors from 1992 to 2001.
We work with industry leaders such as Dr. Scott Miller, Dr. Michael Yapko, and Dr. Bruce Wampold to provide ongoing clinical training for our counsellors. Dr. Miller’s work in Feedback Informed Treatment has radically changed our expectations of the counsellor/client relationship. Dr. Yapko is the author of 11 books, including Depression is Contagious and a thought leader in hypnosis and mindful meditation as tools for treating depression. Dr. Wampold’s work in counselling and supervision research involves approaching counselling from practical and historical perspectives. He has authored over 200 books, chapters, and articles related to counseling, psychotherapy, statistics and research methods
We work with the following education institutions that provide enhanced training opportunities to our students:
University of Calgary
Adler University/ Adler School of Professional Psychology
University of Lethbridge
Wilfrid Laurier University
To best serve the people who come to us for help, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in counselling techniques. Our counsellors develop their skills through post-graduate courses and workshops including Feedback Informed Treatment with Dr. Scott Miller of the International Center for Clinical Excellence (ICCE). We regularly host workshops, webinars and conferences on a variety of topics for our counsellors, residents, interns as well as other members of the counselling community.
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