The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) in Clinical Counselling and Psychotherapy degree at Tyndale is designed for registered psychotherapists (or those in related professions) seeking to deepen their clinical expertise and further their professional training. This hybrid (online and in-person) program provides advanced clinical training and scholarship for practising therapists in professional settings, including private practice, community agencies, schools, hospitals and colleges. Students are equipped with advanced competencies, research opportunities and resources to advance their career and propel their practice.
“The benefits of this program begin on the first day as you engage with your cohort, your research and your professors and as your new knowledge and skills are expressed through your unique craft as a mental health practitioner,” says Dr. Kern Stanberry, Adjunct Professor of Counselling. “The program is an applied doctorate, so what you learn can be applied immediately to your daily working context.”
The DMin in Clinical Counselling and Psychotherapy program will inspire innovation and expand one’s professional network and influence. It is also unique in cultivating an authentic Christian environment, promoting Christian service and academic excellence that integrates faith and life and providing professor-mentors in dynamic cohort experiences. Students can expect to be supported along the journey so that they can confidently and effectively impact the lives of others.
Dr. Stanberry will be serving as the track leader for the program and has been the coordinator/director of Tyndale’s MDiv Counselling Major Internship program since 2012. He has also taught various counselling courses in the program and has a keen interest in the integration of faith and psychotherapy. Dr. Stanberry operates a private counselling practice and has worked in publicly funded counselling organizations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. He is a registered psychotherapist, a registered marriage and family therapist and an approved clinical supervisor with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and meets College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario clinical supervision requirements.