Living Systems Counselling
Living Systems Counselling is a leading West Coast provider of counselling, education, training and research based on Bowen Family Systems Theory since 1971. The organization has multiple counselling offices in Lower Mainland, BC.
This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training. The Post Graduate Program began in 1984 and has developed a reputation within the community for providing a quality training option for clinicians and other professionals.
The on-line program is a two-year part-time training program. Training enables participants to learn how to use family systems theory in their work with individuals, couples and families. The group meets on-line weekly, for four hours each week, early October through mid-June. In the second year the group meets on-line twice a month. Trainees ordinarily start a practicum with Living Systems in January.
Theory and Practice
Knowledge of theory and the ability to apply theory to one's own functioning is considered essential for the development of clinical excellence. Trainees receive supervision of work in their own families as well as their work with clinical families.
Trainees may use clinical hours and supervision time toward accreditation by such groups as the BCACC or BCAMFT or CCC. The program contributes to students becoming competent marriage and family therapists, clinical counsellors, school counsellors, pastoral counsellors, social workers, human resource managers and other careers.
The tuition for the first year is $3,900 due on the first day of the class in
October (or a payment plan is available upon request). There is a $100 admissions interview fee. Tuition for the second year is $2,600. Faculty and supervisors of the program have extensive training and experience in the use of Bowen theory in therapy.
Benefits of the Program
The program is unique in that trainees receive thorough training in a theoretical orientation that has wide applications beyond the field of counselling.The program has an excellent student-instructor ratio and trainees receive regular individual and group supervision.Trainees are paid to see clients which can help offset the tuition for the program.Monthly clinical conferences provide an opportunity for trainees to learn from counsellors trained in Bowen theory.
Applications are due by August 15. Late applications will be considered depending on space available. For applications procedures or for more information contact Randy Frost, Training and Research Director by email or call, 604 926 5496 Ext 304. Please visit the website for more information
Please note: we are officially waiting confirmation from the Private Training Institute that we can continue to offer this program on-line in but we do not anticipate any problems with this request.
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