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.
Program at a Glance:
Number of courses: 4
Format: part-time studies
Tuition: approximately $2,500 for program
Diploma conferred by: Wilfrid Laurier University
Available start terms: Fall, Winter or Spring
Why choose the Diploma in Multifaith Spiritual Care and Counselling:
Honours degree not required for admission
To augment a career in ministry, counselling, psychotherapy, chaplaincy or health care
Admission RequirementsA Bachelor degree with normally a minimum B average is required for admission. Computer literacy is expected of all WLS students.
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 OR TH668 Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, TH663N - Intermediate Pastoral Counselling Studies: Counselling and Spirituality in a Multifaith Society
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What our graduates are saying
After deciding to enter the field of health care as a second career, I became acquainted with WLS, initially as a part time student. It wasnt long before I recognized the tremendous value of integrating spiritual care and counselling courses in to my professional career. It is easy to become passionate about learning when experienced faculty are able to engage a diverse group of students, thereby fostering a rich learning experience that invites the spirit.
--- Wendy Woodhouse, Diploma graduate 2012