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Counsellor Training Program

The Student Wellness Hub offers opportunities for graduate-level clinical training.

Graduate students registered in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, creative therapies, social work or a similar field are encouraged to apply. Please see details and the deadline below.


About the Training Program

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The internship program follows the scientist-practitioner model, as exemplified by the use of progress monitoring instruments. McGill prioritizes the integration of training and research in the delivery of effective psychological services.

The program encourages professional development by offering weekly individual and group supervision, seminars, continuing education and service trainings with other Hub professionals. Trainees are encouraged and mentored in the process of integrating current theoretical and empirical research into their treatment conceptualization, planning, and implementation and will learn to apply their skills within a multicultural and ethical service delivery environment.

Our goal is to train interns in a variety of clinical domains. The majority of interns direct client hours will be accrued through individual counselling. Interns may also gain experience with group psychotherapy, workshops delivery, case consultation, live case shadowing and crisis intervention.

Interns have the opportunity to work with students with a range of presenting concerns including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, substance use, and relationship and developmental issues. Interns have the opportunity to partake in campus outreach activities and interactions with the broader student population.  Interns can expect to work with a diverse clientele reflective of the McGill community.


Supervision

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We strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for our trainees. 

The Hub offers various supervision and consultation opportunities each week, including:

  • Individual Supervision
  • Staff meetings and occasional Hub interdisciplinary case conferencing
  • Opportunity to shadow various counsellors in Live Session (assessment only)
  • Professional Development Training

All sessions with clients are recorded. Supervisors review audio/video tapes of supervisee’s sessions which allows for very close monitoring of their skills development and client care.


Components/Commitment

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The training program is a part-time program beginning at the end of August and continuing to the end of the following April. Alternative arrangements may be considered.

An orientation period and case shadowing is provided and required for all new interns beginning the last week of August. 

Please note that interns are expected to participate in staff meetings and professional development trainings as well as to complete readings and some professional development activities on their own time as part of the training program throughout the year.


How to Apply

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To apply to for a counselling internship/practicum placement at the Student Wellness Hub, please provide the following information (listed below) in a single application and send it to hub.internships [at] mcgill.ca. If you prefer to submit a hard copy of your application, it may be mailed to:

Student Wellness Hub

Attn: Zahara Madhavji - Training Director - Psychotherapist

Brown Student Services Building

1070 Dr. Penfield, 4th Floor, Suite 4200

Montreal, Quebec, H3A 0G2 Phone: (514)-398-6017

 

Please include the following information in your application:

  1. Name
  2. Mailing address
  3. Telephone number
  4. Graduate program information (institution, department, specialty if applicable, year of study)
  5. An up-to-date curriculum vitae (resume)
  6. A brief description of previous experience, counselling modalities used and supervision received
  7. A brief personal statement about the major reasons for wanting to do an internship at the Student Wellness Hub, including training objectives
  8. Two references

Upon receipt of all materials, you will be notified regarding the possibility of obtaining an interview. At that time, details of the internship requirements and your expectations will be discussed.

All inquiries may be directed to: hub.internships [at] mcgill.ca

Application Deadline

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  • We are accepting applications from January to May for the September 2023 academic year. 

Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview and decisions regarding acceptance. 

Note: The program is not APA/CPA/APPIC accredited.

Testimonials 

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 I had the opportunity to shadow client sessions with experienced psychotherapists before seeing my own clients; record client sessions to receive feedback from my supervisors; and participate in professional trainings led by top speakers. Because of these experiences and opportunities at the Hub, my counselling skills developed rapidly and sharply, and I had a memorable, transformative experience. Kayla (McGill Counselling Psychology intern)

"McGill's Student Wellness Hub provides rich and rewarding internship experiences for Concordia's Drama Therapy Graduate Students. Their collaborative care approach supports the integration of the creative arts therapies and ensures that interns experience being part of a team. Thank you, McGill Wellness Hub, for supporting the training of future drama therapists!" Simon Driver, LTA Lecturer, Drama Therapy, Department of Creative Arts Therapies, Concordia University.

 

 

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