The Centre for Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to research and development of multicultural and diversity issues in counseling and psychotherapy, focusing particularly on the stigmatized social identities of gender, race, sexual orientations, class, disabilities, religion, and age.
One of the key objectives of the centre is to facilitate research and scholarship on the integration and intersection of various marginalized identities to ensure that counseling and psychotherapy can be conducted through a paradigm of multiple identities, irrespective of particular counseling approaches. The centre is well positioned to undertake this mission as the majority of the faculty are already undertaking research and teaching in the various areas of diversity, and this expertise forms the basis for further research through funded and non-funded projects.
The interdisciplinary nature of the centre and the engagement of faculty collaboration promotes a rich environment and a creative clinical niche within which graduate students can be nurtured. This exposure to discourses of cultural differences juxtaposed with a variety of holistic approaches to psychotherapy forms a critical base for the study of diversity in counseling.
News and Events
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Risks and protective factors following immigration: being Brazilian in TorontoOISE, 252 Bloor St. West, 5th Floor, Room 5-150. 11am - 12pm.
Dr. Iara Da Costa, Psychologist (Supervised Practice)
This is a free seminar delivered in Portuguese. No RSVP necessary. See the poster (pdf).
Go to our Upcoming Events page for more information.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Reconstructing Mental Health Systems: Alternatives to Psychiatry
Guest Speaker: Dr. Suman Fernando
Dr. Fernando is a world renowned leading scholar and researcher in race, cultural and mental health. See: www.sumanfernando.com
Program includes: Panel of speakers and a facilitated discussion on alternatives to psychiatry in mental health care.
OISE Library, 252 Bloor St. West. 1:00-5:00pm. Free Registration. More info: Martha Ocampo firstname.lastname@example.org
View the Poster (pdf)
January 5-7, 2016 Christ Universt, Bangalore, India
3rd International Conference on Counselling, Psychotherapy and Wellness and the 4th Congress of SithCp3
Mark your calendars. More information will be posted on the conference website.