Internships

Our practicum program welcomes interns who are completing their clinical requirements for a Master’s degree in Counselling, Clinical Social Work, Psychology, or related field.

About the Practicum

Intern Therapists completing their practicum provide individual, couple, family, and group therapy counselling services to a wide range of clients. Services are offered to meet the needs of clients and within parameters set by the agency. Interns may take part in providing counselling services in schools, at our partner Drop-In Single-Session Counselling (DISSC) sites, as well as ongoing therapy at The Family Centre.

Start Dates & Deadlines

  • SEPTEMBER TO APRIL 30 (with possible school placement until end of June)

              Orientation and shadowing: mid-August

              Application deadline: March 31

  • JANUARY TO AUGUST 31

              Orientation and shadowing: mid-December

              Application deadline: July 31

  •  MAY TO DECEMBER 31

              Orientation and shadowing: mid-April

              Application deadline: November 30

Duration

  • Eight to ten consecutive months
  • 25+ hours/week

Qualifications

  • In process of completing a Master’s Degree in Counselling, Clinical Social Work, Psychology, or related field
  • Experience in face-to-face counselling, including working with children and/or families is an asset
  • Completion of Police Information Check (EPS) and Intervention Record Check (CFS) with no outstanding charges; current within 6 months
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Flexible, driven and creative attitude
  • Strong attention to detail, time management and self-care practices
  • Strong computer literacy (Microsoft, Google Drive, online databases, etc.)

Key Responsibilities

  • Use sound techniques to establish and recognize a trusting relationship with client(s)
  • Use a sound theoretical base in providing service to clients
  • Assist the client in connecting with community resources, as needed
  • When the client is unable, advocate on behalf of the client and teach the client how to advocate on his/her own behalf
  • Complete administrative responsibilities accurately and on time
  • Videotape client sessions for clinical supervision
  • Attend individual supervision, group supervision and consultation supervision meetings

Please direct all applications (CV and cover letter) and questions to:

Olga Perju, MA, RP, CCC-S, RCAT
Clinical Supervisor, Art Therapist
Email: olga.perju@familycentre.org

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