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Vancouver College of Counsellor Training


Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Second Career
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Healthcare, Wellness, Pharma Programs

  • Courses listed below include 10 required and 6 elective courses and can be taken on campus or by either distance education or unless indicated otherwise. Additional certificates and diploma programs are described in the VCCT catalogue. A Certificate is given upon completion of each course. Courses and programs may change to remain current with professional standards.

    Ten Required Courses:

    1. Personal and Professional Development
    2. Models of Counselling
    3. Case Study Approaches to Models of Counselling
    4. Clinical Counselling Skills I
    5. Advanced Counselling Skills
    6. Integrated Counselling Skills
    7. Psychosocial Development
    8. Introduction to Psychopathology
    9. Sexual Abuse Counselling
    10. Substance Abuse Counselling

    Six Elective Courses:

    1. Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioural Counselling
    2. Introduction to Family Counselling
    3. Gestalt Counselling Skills
    4. Group Process & Support Skills
    5. Listening, Asserting & Resolving Conflict
    6. Loss and Grief Counselling

Human & Social Services, CSW Programs

Vancouver College of Counsellor Training

The Vancouver College of Counsellor Training offers many stimulating and enriching opportunities for personal growth and professional development. VCCT is ideally located for any prospective student residing in the Vancouver Lower Mainland, and all of the Greater Vancouver Regional District Municipalities and Cities including: North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey, White Rock, Abbotsford and Chilliwack. Our diplomas, specialized certificates, and certificate programs are offered to both new students and experienced practitioners already working in community service agencies or private practice. All programs and courses at VCCT are available to Canadian and International Students both on-campus or through distance education. Students who enroll at VCCT may be interested in personal growth, exploring a new career, completing a College Diploma for its own value or as a step towards further University training, or to enhance and upgrade their practitioner skills and abilities. Courses are designed to provide adequate theoretical background knowledge of counselling and practical skill training, which can be immediately applied to counselling situations. Our courses are based on the most current and widely recognized research, techniques, academic and ethical standards in the counselling field today. Our instructors, professional and practicing psychologists, counsellors and therapists are able to use their own practical wisdom and insights gained throughout their careers to enrich the learning process for VCCT students and are dedicated to providing a meaningful educational experience.

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.