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Additional Qualifications Online Application System

You may use this system to:

  • Apply for Additional Qualifications courses
    (Note that a valid email address and credit card are required)
  • Check the registration status of your application
  • Update your current contact information

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Finding an MA Practicum Placement

The Director of Clinical Training meets with all first student with paper in hand nyear MA students late in the Fall term to initiate the search for appropriate school field placements. (This is usually undertaken in conjunction with course APD1215H.) Following that meeting, a decision is made about which board(s) each student should apply to.

In January, students provide the Director of Clinical Training with an electronic copy of their cover letter and CV for the selected board. The Director of Clinical Training then forwards that material to the appropriate Chief Psychologist with the request the student be considered for placement for the following September. Potential supervisors contact students directly.


Interviewing for a placement

It is important that both supervisors and placement students understand the responsibilities and the rights associated with their respective roles. Before interviewing for a placement, students should review the documents entitled:

  • Practicum and Internship Evaluation Form (Available on the department website in the student forms section) and

  • Policies and Procedures Regarding Students in Practicum and Internship Setting, the University of Toronto Standards of Professional Practice Behaviour for Health Professionals and Students (Available on the department website in the student forms section)

 

At the time of initial meeting, if the supervisor is unfamiliar with the SCCP program, the student should provide the supervisor with a copy of the documents entitled:

  • Policies and Procedures Regarding Students in the Practicum and Internship Settings (Located on the Department website in the Practicum and Internship Handbook - Part I, found in the Clinical Training section of the SCCP program). 

  • Student Practicum and Internship Evaluation Form (Available on the department website in the student forms section)

  • Confirmation of Placement Form - (School) (Available on the department website in the student forms section)

The student and supervisor should review the expectations as described on the Confirmation of Placement Form - (School) to ensure that a clear understanding of the respective roles of both the supervisor and the student are established at the outset.


Once a placement has been found

Once an agreement is established the student and supervisor complete the Confirmation of Placement Form (School) and the student provides this to the Director of Clinical Training as soon as possible. This form constitutes the formal agreement between the student and the supervisor.

For both personal and security reasons, students are strongly advised to retain duplicate copies of all forms and evaluations submitted to the Director of Clinical Training.

If the student wishes to graduate at the MA level, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that there are three full assessments in the Clinic file. These assessments may be reviewed by the Director of Clinical Training.


Additional Record Keeping Considerations

In addition, students should consider keeping the following:

1. A copy of the OISE Graduate Studies Bulletin and the AP&HD Program Guidelines for the year when they were admitted to the MA program. Why? Because guidelines change from year to year. In case of disagreement, the requirements that were in place in the year the student was admitted are the ones that apply.

2. The course title, number of credits, hours of instruction and a brief description of the contents of every psychology course taken, both undergraduate and graduate. Why? This information is required in order to apply for registration as a psychologist in Ontario. It is easier for students to collect it as they go along rather than at the end of their program.