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MEd - GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH & COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGY

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Student Practicum and Internship Evaluation Form (all CP programs)

COURSE PLAN
 

For information on coursework and other program requirements, please see the SGS Calendar.

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For full course descriptions, please see the Registrar's Office and course listings page.


Please note that a range of special topics courses are also offered each year (APD5000-series). Please see the ORSS course schedule for course listings as they become available. You may also speak to your faculty advisor for updated special topics course offerings.

PRACTICUM
 

Practicum Overview:

  • Completed as part of course APD1238H - Peer and Video-Based Counselling with Practicum Field-Based Learning in Global Mental Health
     
  • Comprised of a 250-hour placement in an approved field setting
     
  • Must be arranged prior to being admitted to this program

Placement Details:
  • Must be an approved public or private organization providing intervention and/or counselling to address mental health in an international setting

  • Designed to link the theory, concepts, assessment, intervention strategies and research methods taught in the program to real life-practice

  • Couselling practice will focus on priority areas identified by the host agency. Learning objectives will be drafted by students and field practicum placement supervisors and reviewed by faculty members.

  • A range of practice activities will be deemed appropriate, such as 

  • individual, family or group counselling
  • working towards the development of novel treatment models or systems
  • supporting community-based models of mental health promotion

Content:

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  • Counselling practice focuses on priority areas identified by the host agency

  • Learning objectives drafted by students and field practicum placement supervisors and reviewed by faculty members. A range of practice activities will be deemed appropriate, e.g.:

    • ​individual, family or group counselling

    • working towards the development of novel treatment models or systems

    • Supporting community-based models of mental health promotion

 


Role of Parties Involved:

Practicum

  • Host organization must provide a field practicum placement supervisor to directly oversee and supervise students' work. University of Toronto faculty members will be available for ongoing support and dialogue during the placement.
     
  • Both supervisors and placement students should understand the responsibilities and the rights associated with their respective roles. While considering placement options, students may review the document entitled:
    • Policies and Procedures Regarding Students in Practicum and Internship Setting
       
    • the University of Toronto Standards of Professional Practice Behaviour for Health Professionals and Students

Supervision:

  • Host organizations must provide a field practicum placement supervisor to directly oversee and supervise students' work 
     
  • University of Toronto faculty members will be available for ongoing support and dialogue during the placement
     
  • It is important that both supervisors and placement students understand the responsibilities and the rights associated with their respective roles. While considering placement options, students may review the document entitled: Policies and Procedures Regarding Students in Practicum and Internship Setting, the University of Toronto Standards of Professional Practice Behaviour for Health Professionals and Students. 

Evaluation:

Supervisors in conjunction with their students fill out a formal evaluation form mid-way through and at the end of the placement.

  • The first evaluation serves as a vehicle for a formal discussion of students' progress. The students and supervisors, in a face-to-face meeting, evaluate what has occurred to date, identify areas of concern (if any), and set goals for the remainder of the placements.
  • The second evaluation is kept as a formal record of students' satisfactory completion of the field placement.

These evaluations record the log of activities that occurred in the placement and the amount of time spent on each activity. Students are evaluated on a range of dimensions reflecting professional competence.