Service Activities
To provide the range of experiences necessary to attain the goals and objectives of the internship program, interns are involved in an average of 13 hours of direct service contact per week. These contacts may involve a variety of services, such as:

Intake and Crisis Intervention: Interns receive exposure to intake and crisis intervention.

Individual Counselling: Individual counselling involves providing short-term and long-term therapy for clients with a variety of presenting issues.

Psychological Assessment: Interns receive referrals for assessments from the Student Accessibility Services office, University Health Service, or the community. Cognitive assessments predominate, although psycho-diagnostic assessments are also available.

Career Counselling and Assessment: Interns will engage in a variety of career counselling activities. Interns gain experience working with career and student development theories, a variety of career counselling interventions (including the use of career assessment tools), and career information resources. Interns are expected to co-facilitate and later facilitate interpretation sessions for the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory and the Strong Interest Inventory. It is expected a portion of interns’ caseload will be career cases/career related.

Groups and Workshops: Interns are expected to co-facilitate and/or facilitate groups during the year. The topics of the groups vary from year to year and may include issues related to self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and relationships.

Practicum Supervision: Interns will be primary supervisor for a practicum student and will receive supervision of their supervision.

Outreach and Consultation: Interns will have opportunities to provide developmental and preventive programming to various segments of the university community. Interns will be able to develop new programs in an area of special interest or to offer some of the general programs, such as stress management, dealing with exam anxiety, or academic success skills.