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 EventsMay 21-22, 2015 Presented by Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work
Holistic Practices Conference
More information here: conference poster.
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.