The Master of Counselling and M.Ed. (Counselling Psychology) programs include a counselling psychology practicum placement. These placements allow you to experience counselling in practice and are aimed at skill development in real counselling settings.
Students in the Faculty of Education graduate counselling programs are responsible for arranging a suitable practicum placement. Following the approval of the placement, students wil be advised to register in the practicum courses. There are two courses associated with the practicum placement which are completed in one practicum setting over the fall and spring terms.
At least 8 months prior to the course start date students begin to prepare for the practicum; to commence the process students should carefully review the Counselling Psychology Practicum Handbook. When students are familiar with the document they should proceed with establishing a placement as instructed in Section 3.1 Establishing a Practicum Placement.