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MEd - GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING

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Student Practicum and Internship Evaluation Form (all CP programs)

Guidance & Counselling Practicum Handbook

 

COURSE PLAN
 

This is a 2-year program for full-time students, taken over 5 academic sessions (typically F/W/S/F/W).

The expected timeline for part-time students is 10 acedemic sessions.

Course List:

APD1202H Theories & Techniques of Counselling  and Psychotherapy
APD1203Y Practicum I: Intervention in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (full-year course)
APD1214H Critical Multicultural Practice: Diversity Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy
APD1219H Ethical Issues in Professional Practice in Psychotherapy
APD1261H Group Work in Counselling and Psychotherapy
APD1262H Educational and Psychological Testing for Counselling
APD1266H* Career Counselling and Development: Transition from School to Work
1st Elective Graduate Level Course (0.5 FCE) Chosen from any Master's level course at OISE or the University of Toronto (consultation with Faculty Advisor is required if the course is outside of OISE)
2nd Elective Graduate Level Course
(0.5 FCE)
Chosen from any Master's level course at OISE or the University of Toronto (consultation with Faculty Advisor is required if the course is outside of OISE)

*Under exceptional circumstances, with the prior permission of the course instructor an MEd student in the Guidance stream may complete APD1268 Career Counselling & Development: Transitions in Adulthood as a replacement course for APD1266 

Please consult with the Program Chair or your faculty advisor with any questions regarding course selection.

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 on the APHD website.

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.  

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. Specific dates and the exam questions can be obtained from the Program Liaison, Todd Will (todd.will@utoronto.ca). It is students’ responsibility to schedule their examination by registering with the Program Liaison.

 

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).