Covid-19 UPDATE: We are accepting new clients!
In compliance with the recommendations of our professional college, all sessions continue to be conducted virtually (through Zoom, OwlPractice, or on the phone).
Clinical Supervision for Qualifying and Registered Psychotherapists, Interns
At Valley Connections Counselling, Clinical Supervision is provided by our Executive Clinical Director, Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC, who is a recognized supervisor with the CRPO and has over 10,000 hours of clinical experience as well as experience as a Clinical Supervisor of Interns, Registered Psychotherapists, MSW's, CYW's, and other Mental Health professionals.
The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) requires that Qualifying Psychotherapists obtain a minimum of 1 hour of clinical supervision for every 4 to 5 hours of direct client contact hours. Once registered with the CRPO as a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), the CRPO requires that RP's obtain 1 hour of clinical supervision for every 10 direct client contact hours until 1000 client contact hours have been reached. At least 50% of these hours must be obtained in individual or dyadic format.
client contact hours and 150 hours of clinical supervision over the course of their professional careers. This limitation applies to all Members and will remain in effect until the Member satisfies the College that s/he has completed the required hours....Applicants applying through other registration routes must complete at least 50 per cent of their clinical supervision hours in an individual or dyadic format. The remaining 50 per cent may be group supervision." (CRPO Registration Guide http://www.crpo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Registration-Guide-for-CRPO.pdf)
Individual/Dyadic Clinical Supervision for Psychotherapists/Counsellors
Practicum Placements Available for May and September 2020
All of our placements for internships are FILLED for 2020 and for January 2021.
We look forward to accepting applications from Masters-Level Counselling Psychology or Social Work students seeking a Clinical Internship/Practicum Placement in the Hamilton or Burlington area in May, 2021. Please send in your resumes and cover letters in January, 2021 to be considered for a placement in May, 2021.
Please note: due to the nature of the presenting issues at our clinics, some counselling experience is required. If you have prior experience and are seeking an internship, please email a cover letter and CV to [email protected]
Clinical Consultation for RP's, MSW's and other Mental Health Care Professionals
Clinical Case Consultation is available for those who have met the CRPO's requirements for supervision (or other applicable college).
Please contact Executive Clinical Director, Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC at: [email protected] for more information.
Monthly Supervision Groups
Join us for Professional Connections, our monthly supervision and support groups for Mental Health Professionals practicing in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Halton, Guelph and surrounding areas. These groups are usually held at our Dundas Main Office on one designated day of each month. We welcome Counselling Interns, Registered Psychotherapists, and other counsellors and therapists at various stages of career development.
Currently, our groups are meeting online using zoom. If you are interested in attending the group, please contact Executive Clinical Director, Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC at: [email protected] for more information and to register.
ONLINE Clinical Supervison Groups
Amanda is now offering two ONLINE Clinical Supervision Groups.
You may choose between the following:
You will need to have access to a high-speed internet connection in order to participate in these sessions using Zoom.
If you are interested in attending the group, please contact Executive Clinical Director, Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC at: [email protected] for more information and to register.