Are you looking to complete the MA in Counselling Psychology prerequisites? You can finish 21 - 24 credits in four months or just pick up a Psychology course or two. If you have completed a four year degree with a major other than Psychology, this accelerated option may be for you. Register for Trinity Western University's program for Psychology prerequisites. Courses are offered day, evening and online.

Students who have not yet completed an introduction to Psychology course, must complete either PSYC 105 or 106 before registering in the courses below. PSYC 105/106 can be completed online at any time throughout the year.

For complete details on admission requirements to the MA Counselling Psychology program, please visit their web page.


SUMMER 2018 APRIL 30 – AUGUST 31

  • PSYC 106 Intro to Psychology
    Online | Syllabus
  • PSYC 207 A3 Data Analysis (Statistics)
    April 30 – May 18; MTThF: 8:30 - 11:30 AM; for info see 2017 | Syllabus
  • PSYC 207 Data Analysis (Statistics)
    Online | Syllabus
  • PSYC 215 Lifespan Development
    Online | Syllabus
  • PSYC 301 Theories of Personality
    Online | Syllabus
  • PSYC 305 Abnormal Psychology
    Online | Syllabus
  • PSYC 322 Research Methods
    Online (May 9 – Aug 10) | Syllabus
  • PSYC 340 Interpersonal & Helping Skills
    May 1 – June 7; T/Th: 6:30 – 9:30 PM | Syllabus
  • PSYC 354 OL Brain & Behaviour
    Online (May 1 – Aug 10) | Syllabus
  • PSYC 354 IS Brain & Behaviour 
    Online | Syllabus
  • CPSY 490 Basic Counselling Skills
    Aug 8 – 29, MWF: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM; plus group work until 2 pm each class day. | Syllabus

SPRING 2018 JANUARY 9 - APRIL 26

  • PSYC 105 Intro to Psychology
    10 – 10:50 AM MWF; Langley Campus
  • PSYC 106A Intro to Psychology
    M/W: 1:10 – 2:25 PM; Langley Campus
  • PSYC 106B Intro to Psychology
    M/W: 2:35 – 3:50 PM; Langley Campus
  • PSYC 106C Intro to Psychology
    M/W/F: 10 – 10:50 AM; Langley Campus
  • PSYC 106 Intro to Psychology
    Online
  • PSYC 207 Data Analysis (Statistics)
    Online
  • PSYC 215 A Developmental Psychology
    T/Th:1:10 – 2:25 PM; Langley Campus
  • PSYC 215 IS Developmental Psychology
    Online; Jan 24 – April 14
  • PSYC 301 Theories of Personality
    T/Th: 11:40 AM – 12:55 PM; Langley Campus 
  • PSYC 301 Theories of Personality
    Online; Jan 17 - April 14
  • PSYC 305 Abnormal Psychology
    T/Th: 4:00 – 5:15 PM; Langley campus
  • PSYC 305 IS Abnormal Psychology
    Online; Jan 24 – April 14
  • PSYC 322 Research Methods
    T/Th: 9:25 – 10.40 AM; Langley campus
  • PSYC 354 Brain & Behaviour
    T/Th: 9:25 – 10:40 AM; Langley campus

FALL 2018 SEPTEMBER 5 – DECEMBER 4 (Proposed)

  • PSYC 106 Intro to Psychology
    Online
  • PSYC 106 Intro to Psychology
    MWF: 10 – 10:50 AM; Langley campus
  • PSYC 207 Data Analysis
    MWF: 9 – 9:50 AM; Langley campus
  • PSYC 207 Data Analysis (Statistics)
    Online
  • PSYC 215 Lifespan Development
    M/W: 11:40 AM – 12:55 PM; Langley campus
  • PSYC 215 Lifespan Development
    Online
  • PSYC 301 Theories of Personality
    T/Th: 11:40 AM – 12:55 PM; Langley campus
  • PSYC 301 Theories of Personality
    Online
  • PSYC 305 Abnormal Psychology
    T/Th: 4 – 5:15 PM; Langley campus
  • PSYC 305 Abnormal Psychology
    Online
  • PSYC 354 Brain & Behaviour
    M/W: 1:10 – 2:25 PM; Langley campus
  • PSYC 354 Brain & Behaviour 
    Online

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

PSYC 105/106 Introduction to Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
A broad introduction to the field of psychology as a science. The practical, life-oriented application of scientific principles of psychology. Development, learning, biological bases of behaviour, motivation and emotion, perception, measurement and fundamental statistics, personality, behavioural disorders and mental health, and group and social processes.

PSYC 207 Data Analysis (3 sem. hrs.)
The logic and the application of data analysis techniques suitable for the behavioural sciences. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistics, including measures of central tendency, variability, probability and sampling theory, correlation, regression, and non-parametric statistics.

PSYC 215 Lifespan Development (3 sem. hrs.)
The physical, mental, emotional, and social growth from infancy through adolescence, adulthood, and old age. Death and bereavement.

PSYC 301 Theories of Personality (3 sem. hrs.)
The major theories of personality, traditional and contemporary, with a view to demonstrating their usefulness in accounting for human behaviour.

PSYC 305 Abnormal Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
The symptoms, causality, and treatment of psychopathological and behavioural problems. Examination of research findings as well as theoretical explanations.

PSYC 322 Research Methods (3 sem. hrs.)
Issues and methods related to the conduct and analysis of psychological research. Internal and external validity, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, research ethics, and analysis of variance. Projects involve both library and empirical research components.

PSYC 340 Interpersonal and Helping Skills (3 sem. hrs.)
Skills for developing helping relationships from a Christian perspective. A problem-management approach to helping: helping theory and skills practice.

PSYC 354 Brain and Behaviour (3 sem. hrs.)
An overview of the relationship between the nervous system and behaviour. Human behaviour and clinical problems. Biological bases of emotion, learning, memory, sexual behaviour, and homeostatic motivations. Biochemical theories of schizophrenia, autism, and mood disorders.

CPSY 490 Basic Counselling Skills/PSYC 340 Basic Counselling Skills (3 sem. hrs)
This course introduces the art of counselling skills as a part of the growth process.  Basic helping skills will be explored from Hill’s three stage model of helping; exploration, insight and action.  Students will be provided a framework from which they can approach the counselling process.  They will also learn specific skills to use in sessions with clients to help their clients explore, gain insight and make changes in their lives.  Students will also begin to explore the process of coming to think of themselves as a helper.


To Register:
Complete the TWU Extension Casual Student Reg Form on your computer and email it to extension@twu.ca or fax it to 604.513.2060.

Questions? Contact:
Jonathan Barkowsky
e. summer@twu.ca
t. 604.513.2121 ext. 3078
Toll-free: 1.866.402.1897