Department of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (St. Stephen's College)
The Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (MPS) program develops professional counsellors and psychotherapists who are well grounded in the integration of psychological and spiritual knowledge as a holistic foundation for effective therapeutic practice. Students may choose to specialize in Art Therapy, an evolving professional field that engages the healing process through creativity.
Items in this Collection
- 1Aita, Joyce Hikari
- 1Andrew Jackson Mooney
- 1Andrius Petras Gustainis
- 1Anna Victoria Garner
- 1Anne Caroll
- 1Barbara Anne Baillie
The Elephant in the Office: A Phenomenological Study of Spirituality-informed Student Therapists' Feelings of Incompetence in Early Therapeutic EncountersDownload
This phenomenological study explored the lived experiences of spiritually-informed student therapists’ feelings of incompetence (FOI) in early therapeutic encounters. This aim was achieved by conducting two rounds of semi-structured interviews with three student therapists, who identify as...
The Function of Aesthetics in Art Therapy: How Art Therapists Perceive the Role of Aesthetics in Art Therapy Interventions with Adolescents and Young AdultsDownload
This research was fuelled by observations of aesthetic subscriptions in adolescents and young adults. Combining a curiosity with this phenomenon with graduate studies, an intrigue developed considering the nuanced differences between how each of these sectors define, utilize, and approach...
In this phenomenological study I explored the lived experience of Zentangle practice and its link to mindfulness, spirituality and Art Therapy. This study was informed by personal experience of Zentangle as a means of creative self-expression and mindfulness meditation. Van Manen’s (2014)...
Jung’s Word Association Experiment has been used for many years to uncover complexes in individuals as a way of unearthing singular psychic constellations. This project focused on the complexes and ultimately archetypes that were uncovered through Jung’s test. Although the Word Experiment itself...
Through My Looking Glass: A Woman's Experience of Living Long-Term with Invisible Undiagnosed Chronic Physical Illness and Pain and its Impact Upon Her Sense of SelfDownload
This heuristic thesis explores the experience of a woman living for decades with invisible, undiagnosed, chronic physical illness and pain. With ethical care and respect for confidentiality, the researcher recalls incidents of trauma in her early life that informed the development of her self....
Toward an Illustrated Understanding of Art Therapy for ADHD: A Creative Inquiry Using Scoping Review, Autoethnography, and Visual MethodsDownload
Affecting at least 5% of youth and 2.5% of adults worldwide, ADHD is associated with considerable suffering. Art therapists must therefore know how best to support clients of all ages who live with this neurodevelopmental disorder. Unfortunately, literature describing or evaluating art therapy...
This study is an in-depth exploration of one woman's experience of coming into relation with such functions as authenticity, personal and professional agency, and creative expression. As interpreted through a Jungian lens, these functions are associated with masculine energy. The mythical...
This research is a narrative inquiry into the immediate and long-term effects of soul loss retrieval as a way of recovering rom long-term trauma and dissociation. Particular interest is placed on the ability of soul retrieval to restore wholeness and power balance to a person’s life. In inquired...