Covid-19 update: We are accepting new clients!
All sessions are currently being held virtually or by 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
We are currently accepting applications from Masters-Level Counselling Psychology or Social Work students seeking a Clinical Internship/Practicum Placement in the Hamilton area in May and September, 2020.
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 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, we have openings for February 2020 in our group that meets on the third Thursday of each month from 9am to 12pm. Registration is required. 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 an ONLINE Clinical Supervision Group beginning on Thursday, April 2, 10am-12pm. This group will run on the first Thursday of each month and is open to Mental Health professionals practicing in Canada.
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.