The Association of Students for Philosophy
The UFV Student Association of Philosophy for Counsellors (SAPC) is a division of the UFV Association for Students of Philosophy (ASP). We are students interested in the study and applications of philosophy to therapy and counselling. Our goal is to educate the students, staff, and faculty of UFV, as well as the greater community about the function of philosophy in therapy and counseling.
Philosophy helps us to examine our beliefs, values, and assumptions. Philosophy differentiates between the mind and the brain. The mind is our beliefs, values and assumptions, and our brain is the biological organ. Philosophy and psychotherapy have a lot in common in that philosophy is essentially the ‘talk therapy’ component of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Our association meets on a weekly basis to discuss ideas and collaborate on reasoned philosophical approaches and solutions to various case studies from counselling and psychotherapy. Along with our many ongoing research projects we also broadcast through the Cascade and on our Facebook page, in which our discussions illustrate the use of philosophy in counselling. We encourage students and others to submit to us through our acting president Devan Christian who can be contacted via email: Devan.Christian@student.ufv.ca. We can also be reached through our Facebook page which is the Canadian Association of Philosophical Counselling.
The Association of Students for Philosophy currently has two groups that are available to all students:
The Philosopher's Cafe - Fall 2013
Thursdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Come out and talk about stuff that interested you in class, your favourite philosophers, or just what's been on your mind lately. Plus, you can get to know other people that like to talk philosophy like you!
Philosophical Counselling - Fall 2013
Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00pm
B133 (UFV Abbotsford Campus)
Interested in a practical application of philosophy? This group meets every week to gain knowledge and skills related to applying the philosophical method in a therapeutic setting. Come and see what it's all about!
Watch a Video: "Change Your Mind, Change Your Brain?"
Inventing Mental Illness
Truth about antidepressants & chemical imbalance