Counselling Psychology Practicum

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.


 

Counselling Psychology Practicum Handbook and Appendices

Carefully review the Counselling Psychology Practicum Handbook. This document provides students and supervisors with instructions and guidlines pertinent to establishing and completing a practicum.

Counselling Psychology Practicum Handbook →

This form is utilized to approve supervisors and agencies for practicum placements. 

Appendix A: Practicum Profile →

This form is only to be submitted in the case of a practicum placement at a student's place of employment, and only in extenuating circumstances should this option be sought. 

Appendix C: Practicum at Place of Employment

Upon approval of a practicum placement,  the Office of Graduate Studies and Research in Education will arrange a Practicum Agreement with the approved agency.

Appendix D: Practicum Agreement

To be completed and submitted as required by the instructor.

Appendix E: Learning Plan →

This form is a sample and may be used to obtain written permission from clients related to supervision and recording of client sessions.

Appendix F: Consent for Supervision and Recording Sessions →

This form includes definitions of the hours used to record time spent at the practicum agency. The form should be submitted to your instructor throughout your practicum. A final signed copy should also be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at the end of the term.

Appendix G: Practicum Activity Log (Word Version) →

Appendix G: Practicum Activity Log (Excel Version) →

Appendix G: Practicum Activity Log_Final Week (PDF Version) →

This form is utilized for the mid-term and final evaluation. A signed copy should be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at the end of the term.

Appendix H: Practicum Feedback and Evaluation Form →