When will classes begin for the CMHC Program and how long does it take to complete the program?
Classes begin the September after your acceptance. The program is set up to be completed in 2 years. It is a cohort based experience, so you will be traveling through the classes and internship with the same group of students.
Why don't we include an interview as part of the admissions process?
First, our program strives to both practice and teach principles that are supported by research. The research around admissions interviews shows that they do not help a program to make better choices for admissions. There is some evidence that including unstructured interviews in screening actually makes a program make worse choices.
A secondary reason for excluding interviews is that in-person interviews bias an applicant pool to favor those who live nearby or who can afford to travel. In our effort to create an incoming class that is both excellent and diverse, we have chosen not to bias our admissions process in this way. Your ability to pay for travel and your geographical proximity to us has no bearing on whether you will be an excellent counselor.
For more information and research about why interviews are problematic and why they might continue to be popular, see this article and this article.