Student Counselling, Health & Well-being’s (SCHW) Counselling Practicum Program plays an integral part in our educational mission to provide York students with professional counselling services that supports them with achieving their educational goals. SCHW offers an eight-month (September – April) personalized training experience in a safe, positive, and collegial space.
This practicum takes place at a university Counselling Centre that services a diverse, emerging adult population. Practicum students at our placement site will have the opportunity to work with clients from various social locations and address a range of mental health issues.
- Walk-in single session
- Short-term ongoing counselling (6-8 sessions)
- Service provided for most presenting issues (court involved cases excluded)
Primary Models of Care:
- Brief, solution-focused, strength-based
- Integrative approaches
- Anti-oppressive, multicultural, trauma-informed
- To provide opportunities for practicum students to increase their knowledge of the requirements of professional counselling practice such as developing a professional identity through reflective practice, understanding one’s scope of practice and limitations, and approaches to ethical dilemmas
- To provide practicum students with information and skill development opportunities related to current relevant counselling trends
- Providing opportunities to increase the practicum students’ understanding of what it means to provide counseling in a university context with an emerging adult population including learning about and using community resources when appropriate
- To provide opportunities for practicum students to increase competence in case conceptualization, the delivery of single-session solution focused therapy and brief ongoing therapy under the framework of a walk-in service delivery model and maintaining client records