Update: Learn more about the integration of Counselling and Mental Health Services and the new Psychiatric Services.

Counselling Services Clinical Training Program

The McGill Counselling Service offers opportunities for graduate level clinical training and is pleased to announce the availability of positions for the upcoming academic year. Graduate students registered in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, and social work are encouraged to apply.

About the Training Program

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

Counselling encourages professional development through supervision and in-service trainings.  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, consultation, and crisis intervention. Interns have the opportunity to work with students with a range of presenting concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, grief, relationship and developmental issues and trauma), and take part in the Counselling Services’ outreach activities and interactions with the broader student population.  Interns can expect to work with a clientele reflective of the diversity of the McGill community.

Supervision

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

Counselling Services offers various supervision and consultation opportunities each week, including:

  • 1 hour of individual supervision & 1 hour of group supervision

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

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 under exceptional circumstances.

A 4-5 day orientation is provided and required for all new interns during the last week of August. 

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

How to Apply

Interested applicants should complete the Application Form.

Please direct application materials and inquiries to:

McGill Counselling Services
Attn: Dr. Nicole Roberts

Brown Student Services Building
3600 McTavish Street, Suite 4200
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1Y2

nicole.roberts [at] mcgill.ca

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply is January 3. Suitable candidates will be contacted for an interview and decisions regarding acceptance will be made on Notification Day.

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