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Before you submit an application for approval as a Practicum Supervisor or placement, please review the following information to ensure that you are well informed about our expectations and guidelines for supervision and for the practicum itself.
Appropriate practicum settings include, but are not restricted to:
Students are required to be on-site for 500 hours and deliver 250 hours of direct client contact. They normally complete these hours in the Fall and Winter semesters (26 weeks). They will be on site an average of 19 hours per week and will deliver an average of 9.5 direct client contact hours per week. Please check with the individual student about her/his plans for the practicum.
Direct client contact is defined as an activity in which the student interacts face to face with the client(s), and includes:
Sixty percent of direct client contact should consist of individual counselling. Case preparation/treatment planning, psychological test interpretation, writing case notes and reports, telephone intake/contact, case conferences and case management activities without the client(s) present, and observing others perform counselling are not considered direct client contact.
All Practicum Supervisors must possess:
Because of the distributed delivery format of the GCAP program, Practicum Supervisors must also meet our minimum hardware and software requirements and have regular access to email and Internet.
It is the expectation that Practicum Supervisors agree to the following responsibilities:
The organization or agency must meet the following criteria:
Once you have read all the relevant information, please complete the practicum organization application and then the Practicum Supervisor application.
We are deeply indebted to all of our Practicum Supervisors for the important role they play in the applied practice training of our students and for their contribution to the counselling profession. Without you, this initiative would not be a success. On behalf of the staff and students, we thank you.
Updated January 28, 2019 by Student & Academic Services