Counselling Program Website

Counselling Graduates work in: 
• Pastoral counselling
• Family Ministry in Churches
• Agencies
• Retreats
• Private practice
• Para-church organizations
• Chaplaincy
• Hospitals
• Seniors' residences
• Missions

The MDiv Counselling major is a master degree which focuses on both the theological and psychological understanding of the human person in their relationships. The MDiv Counselling major is broken into two streams: Clinical or Pastoral counselling.

Clinical Counselling Track

The Clinical Counselling track prepares students for certification with professional organizations in the Province of Ontario by offering required, relevant courses. The training would lead towards preparing graduates to practice psychotherapy with clients who are struggling with internal and interpersonal issues that require in-depth, longer-term therapy. Tyndale Seminary’s Counselling program provides educational preparation, but not certification, as a counsellor/therapist.

Pastoral Counselling Track

This track focuses on short term pastoral counselling around issues such as family and life crisis and other difficult life circumstances and transitions. Deeper psychotherapy is not part of the work. The students in this track have the flexibility to select electives to prepare them for broader church related work with families and healing ministries within the congregational context and in chaplaincy settings.

Disclaimer: Unofficial Academic Information
For official academic information such as degree requirements, course descriptions, prerequisites, and schedules, please refer to the Office of the Registrar website.