The Professional Portfolio is similar to the Capstone utilized in the Master of Education program, in that it is course based and led by an instructor.
The majority of Master of Counselling students opt to complete a Professional Portfolio as their culminating activity. Students selecting this option will create a multi-layered record of professional growth and development using a variety of media. This is facilitated through a series of weekly activities to collect, examine, and archive evidence of program experiences. In doing so, students will demonstrate the competencies required to graduate as a master level counsellor, and will prepare for their professional futures. Peer collaboration and feedback will be utilized in the process that will occur in a paced format using the usual timelines of the term.
Students complete the Professional Porfolio in the final term of their program, normally at the same time as they complete CAAP 6619 Specialized Counselling Practicum. As the practicum has additional time demands, in conjunction with the effort required for the Professional Portfolio, students should plan to reduce outside commitments for this term accordingly.
The Professional Portfolio is only offered in select terms. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm availability.