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MEd - GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING

QUICK LINKS

Student Practicum and Internship Evaluation Form (all CP programs)

Guidance & Counselling Practicum Handbook

 

COURSE PLAN
 

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

Recommended Course of Study:

Year

Course or Activity
MEd 1  APD1202Y Theories and Techniques of Counselling
  APD1219HEthical Issues in Professional Practice in Psychology
 

APD1260H: Family Therapy

OR

APD1261H
Group Work in Counselling

  APD1266H: Career Counselling - School to Work 
 
MEd 2

APD1203YPracticum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (1.0 FCE)

  APD1214HCritical Multicultural Practice: Diversity Issues in Counselling (0.5 FCE) Prerequisite: 1202Y; and Concurrent: APD1203Y.
  APD1262H: Educational and Psychological Testing
  1 Elective Course (0.5 FCE): Chosen from course list within the Department of APHD

OR

Optional additional practicum:
APD1247H*: Practicum in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy (0.5 FCE)
 

*Students should select this course if they elect a two-day-per-week practicum in order to gain more practicum experience. This course must be taken concurrently with the required course APD1203Y. Please consult with the Director of Clinical Training if doing so. Please contact Dr. Judy Silver (judy.silver@utoronto.ca) for more information about this course credit.

 

PRACTICUM
 

The MEd in Guidance and Counselling program includes a 250-hour practicum as part of course APD1203Y.

All practicum and internship arrangements must be made in consultation with the Director of Clinical Training, Dr. Judy Silver. Information about specific practica and internship placements can be found under Clinical Training - Counselling Psychology Internship and Practica Sites.


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.  

For more information, please see the Guidance and Counselling Practicum Handbook at the top of this page.

COMPREHENSIVE COMPONENT

A written comprehensive exam must be completed at the end of the program.

Examinations are scheduled at the end of Fall, Winter and Summer (May/June and July/August) sessions. It is students’ responsibility to schedule their examination by registering with the Program Liaison.

Specific dates and the exam questions can be obtained from the Program Liaison, Todd Will (todd.will@utoronto.ca).

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND REGULATORY BODIES

Ontario School Counsellors’ Association

The Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (OSCA) is a professional association for guidance counsellors in Ontario. OSCA provides leadership and support in Guidance and Career Education for Guidance Teacher-Counsellors and students.

 

Ontario Guidance Leadership Association

Ontario Guidance Leadership Association (OGLA) is a dynamic, proactive and informative group of consultants, school guidance leaders and board representatives who advocate for Guidance and Career Education in Ontario. OGLA is on the “leading edge of Information” for Guidance counsellors in the province. The mandate of OGLA is to promote and provide a forum for the dissemination of most current policy information, the sharing of curriculum resources, professional development, networking, dialogue, information processing and problem solving. It aims to create liaisons between district school boards and their representation, the Ontario Ministry of Education, and Ontario School Counsellors’ Association (OSCA).