Briercrest Seminary

Department of Marriage & Family Counselling
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The Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Briercrest Seminary is designed to provide the academic requirements for non-accredited programs for students wishing to pursue membership in the AAMFT. A combination of resident full-time and adjunct faculty provides for a breadth and depth of exposure to the various fields necessary for a well-rounded preparation for the practice of marriage and family therapy. Academic courses are supplemented by experiential practicum and internship requirements that emphasize both the person-of-the-therapist, with an emphasis on narrative identity of the therapist arising out of family of origin narratives, and the skills of the therapist, with an emphasis on practices guided by the ideals of narrative therapy. Most core courses are offered in one week modules, with some courses offered online making our program flexible and available for non-resident students.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Neil A. Soggie
Department Emphasis
  • 80% Marriage & Family Studies
  • 20% Theology
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Counseling (Child, Couples, or Family) - Master's
Department Address

Box 510
Caronport SK S0H 0S0

Phone Number
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Dustin Resch
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Foundation of Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Child Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • An Emotionally Focused Approach to Couples Therapy
  • Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders & Psychopharmacology
  • Counseling Problems & Procedures
  • Counseling Ethics
  • Adult Development
  • Procedures in Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Counseling Systems & Approaches
  • Dynamics of Abuse
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Crisis and Grief Counseling
  • Life in the Mess: A Theology of Forgiveness and Reconciliation
  • Practicum I (Self of the Counselor) & II (Skills of the Counselor)
  • Marriage & Family Counseling Internship
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Marriage & Family Counseling
CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.