What to expect

For over a decade I have supervised emerging counselors in a variety of professional settings.

Professionally, I have over 20 years of experience, ranging from frontline social work to private practice.

Student counselors will be exposed to a broad range of therapeutic practices and insights.

Practicum students can expect to develop the following skills

and have the following opportunities while under my guidance:

·       Understanding how to professionally manage the therapeutic process from first session to termination

- This includes: intakes, clinical notes, assessment summaries and progress notes, creating care and treatment plans.

·       Understanding how to professionally manage a small psychotherapy practice

- This includes: booking practices, understanding required software, verifying client’s information for sessions, which includes professional emailing practices, as well as practices for maintaining the safety and data security of a client’s personal information. 

·       Developing skills as a counselor - This includes: working with clients both online as well as in person,

and the co-facilitation of, and co-counselling in, group therapy work.

·       Access to professional development resources

- This includes exposing the student to: workshops, directed readings, reviewing videos, online courses,

attending seminars, and other professional development resources.