As the first capstone required for graduation, the Practicum is to provide practical experience
in competencies that meet the professional goals of the student. The Practicum is conducted
under the supervision of a senior Site Supervisor who is a registered psychologist, or other
qualified mental health professional. Each student is ultimately responsible for finding and successfully
completing three practicum placements. For clinical psychology students, at least one of these must involve assessment. The Director of Clinical Training is responsible for approving sites and providing support and assistance to students in identifying, selecting, and completing Practicum experiences. Students should expect to be on site a minimum of one full day per week. Some sites may allow a schedule of two or more evenings or weekends.
Practicum seminars run concurrently with student Practicum placements and meet on a regular
basis in a small group format. They provide experienced faculty with the opportunity to provide
developmental supervision and consultation to guide the ongoing development of the student.
Students will present and critique clinical, counselling, psychotherapy, or coaching case material
through the use of audio and/or video recording. They will receive peer consultation as well as sound
clinical instruction and developmental supervision necessary for enhancement of professional skills.