Professional Ethics in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care

College Regis College
Instructor(s) Buhagar, Desmond C.
Course Code RGP6564HF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in RGP3564HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

This interdisciplinary course will introduce core ethical issues which impact psychotherapists, spiritual care practitioners, and family therapists working in a variety of private and institutional settings. Codes of Ethics and Professional Practice Standards from the major regulating bodies will be examined and compared, including the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC), and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). Essential components of the course will include theological and scriptural reflection on ethical themes and the application of one model of ethical decision-making to real-life case studies in order to develop students' ability to initiate effective clinical interventions in complex ethical dilemmas.

Schedule Mon
Start Time 14:00
End Time 17:00
Hours Per Week 3
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Program Requirement CRPO: "Foundations" (1.1-1.5); "Collegial & lnterprofessional Relationships" {2.1-2.3); "Therapeutic Process" (4.1-4.7); "Professional Literature and Applied Research" (5.1-5.2); and especially, "Professional Responsibilities" (3.1-3.10).
Enrolment Notes

Maximum/Minimum class size indicated includes both BD and Graduate students

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Summative Paper
Reflection Paper
Research Paper
Previously Offered Fall 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2023