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Graduate Diploma in Clinical Behavioural Sciences


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Mission Statement


• We enhance expertise of health related services provided to individuals, community organizations and the community
• We provide an innovative, collaborative, specialized and shared educational experience in a supportive atmosphere for our learners
• We offer to our learners a distinctive, diverse and interdisciplinary curriculum that enriches and benefits their professional, personal and career goals
• We value and acknowledge the dedication and expertise of our members in developing and delivering creative and important curriculum
• We help our partners to pursue their vision

Program Learning Outcomes


When students graduate with a Graduate Diploma from the CBS Program they will have developed:

  1. Therapeutic Skills
    • Select appropriate therapeutic modalities
    • Communicate empathically and effectively with clients
  2. Theoretical Knowledge
    • Acquire and apply theoretical knowledge
  3. Self Awareness
    • Select appropriate therapeutic modalities
  4. Professional Problem Solving Skills
    • Learn and develop as competent, knowledgeable, and self directed professionals
    • Solve problems in a variety of therapeutic and professional settings
  5. Inter-professional Communication
    • Communicate effectively as a member of an inter-professional team
  6. Research
    • Ethically appraise, integrate and apply knowledge of current evidence based therapies

Diploma Requirements


Applicants must have basic undergraduate qualifications (degree, certificate or experience through current job), are occupying positions in counselling, psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social services, medical and para-medical services and other health services fields (including health related administrative roles).
The Graduate Diploma will reflect the interests of the students and will be achieved through the four (4) half courses selected to meet the Diploma requirements. Opportunities exist to complete four (4) courses in one specialized area, providing students with an enhanced clinical learning experience that includes theory, applied clinical skills development and direct supervision.


Successful completion of courses requires a minimum of a B- grade. Attendance is mandatory. The Diploma may be completed on a part time basis within one or two years dependent on course availability.

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