Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Diploma in Multifaith Spiritual Care and Counselling

This program is designed for persons who desire focused learning in the area of spirituality as it relates to counselling in diverse settings. Persons who would be interested in this diploma would include those who provide spiritual care and counselling in a variety of situations (such as schools, prisons, health care settings, churches and other not-for-profit organizations) as well as individuals preparing for or working in health care, social services and community development. This diploma would also be of interest to persons exploring the relation of their own spirituality and well being.

The diploma focuses on examining issues of spirituality in a variety of settings with special attention to the importance of context, pluralism and multifaith issues.

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Admission Requirements

Persons enrolled in any of the programs of the Seminary may be admitted to the Diploma in Multifaith Spiritual Care and Counselling program but courses taken cannot be counted toward both the Diploma in Multifaith Spiritual Care and Counselling and the program in which they are currently enrolled.

Persons not enrolled in any of the programs of the Seminary may be enrolled in the Diploma in Multifaith Spiritual Care and Counselling program if they qualify for admission to any of the other programs of the Seminary.

 
Program Requirements

This diploma program is normally pursued on a part-time basis and requires successful completion of four graduate credits composed as follows:

  • Three required courses: TH641J - Movement and Figures in Systematic Theology: Theology, Pluralism and Canadian Contexts, TH663B - Spirituality in a Health Care Setting, TH663N - Intermediate Pastoral Counselling Studies: Counselling and Spirituality in a Multifaith Society
  • One elective