Ongoing Practicum Opportunities for VCCT Graduates/Students

VCCT has partnered up with Janine Ray at the Art for Change Center to provide ongoing practicum opportunities for our students and graduates. Please view the information below and contact Alice (admissions@vcct.ca) or Rob (outreach@vcct.ca) if you have any questions or are interested in submitting an application.

 

Bring to Balance’s Art for Change Centre

Practicum Opportunities for VCCT Students and Grads (2019 and beyond)

 

 

Student Requirements:

  • For Students, we require that art therapy, ethics, and skills courses complete (with electives remaining). For those working with the older populations, the senior’s counseling course is required.
  • Graduates of VCCT programs welcome

 

Expectations:

  • 3 months minimum commitment (for all opportunities)
  • Students to book with us in advance for a chunk of time. Advance planning and booking is important.
  • If a student is sick or cannot make it, they must find a replacement and coordinate the switch with the other student
  • Students/grads should feel confident in their education, skills and training (as we do not provide training)
  • To behave in a professional and compassionate manner

 

Procedures:

  • A detailed set of site-specific procedures (according to the selected practicum) will be sent by email to the student/grad.

 

Supervision and Letter of Completion:

  • Students will receive 1 hour of group supervision per month via phone call.
  • For additional one-on-one supervision, a rate of $65.00/hr will be charged.
  • Students will receive a letter of completion for client contact hours and supervision hours.

 

 

Practicum Opportunities:

 

  1. Student Night – $20 sessions with counselling and/or art therapy student (as of September 1, 2019)
  • Location: Bring to Balance’s Art for Change Centre (currently 2414 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E3)
  • Mondays from 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • We will charge $20 plus tax per session for our admin costs, materials, etc. (If this is not doable for the client, we will accept by-donation of any amount under $20, or else it can be free of charge).
  • Intern to meet with 3 clients (3 -50 min sessions).
  • Intern to keep minimal client notes.

 

 

  1. Adult Art Therapy Groups (By Donation) CAT600 required
  • Location: Bring to Balance’s Art for Change Centre (currently 2414 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E3)
  • 2 Saturday evenings per month, from 7:00-9:00pm (students arrive at 6:45 to set up and let in participants, and take down/clean up until 9:15pm)
  • Open style, themes vary
  • Students may choose the theme for the evening, or for their booked time (i.e. two months, etc).
  • 2 Student model (co-facilitate)
  • Students to ensure consent is received from all participants (with our blanket consent agreement)
  • If a student is sick or cannot make it, they must find a replacement and coordinate the switch with the other student
  • Booking well in advance is, again, important to keep the group going and for our planning purposes.

 

 

  1. Once a Month Adult Support Group (By Donation) GPS600 an asset
    • Location: Bring to Balance’s Art for Change Centre (currently 2414 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E3)
    • 1-2 Saturday evenings per month, from 7:00-9:00pm (students arrive at 6:45 to set up and let in participants, and take down/clean up until 9:15pm)
    • 2 Student model (co-facilitate)
    • If a student is sick or cannot make it, they must find a replacement and coordinate the switch with the other student
    • Booking well in advance is, again, important to keep the night going and for our planning purposes.
    • Students to ensure consent is received from all participants (with our blanket consent agreement)
    • Donations used for our admin costs, supplies and the business.
  • Idea is “Living Well: An Acceptance and Commitment-Therapy Based Support Group.” Apply the principles of ACT to help women live rich, full and meaningful lives. For those who identify as female? **Open to other ideas..students may choose their particular theme for the 3 groups or more.

 

 

  1. Older Adult Art Therapy Groups CAT600/GPS600/ICS600
  • One Location (currently): Villa Carital (3050 Penticton Street, Vancouver, BC, http://www.villacarital.com/)
  • Currently at Villa Carital, group runs from 1:00-3:30 (two 1 hour groups. with 30 min set up and take down) on Tuesdays (every Tuesday).
  • If Tuesdays do not work for students, we can select another day- for example, Sundays work well.
  • Themes vary, students may choose. Projects can be small or large.
  • No limit to student numbers- the more the merrier, as older folks often require more individual support within the group.
  • If students have a special idea or project in mind, they may purchase supplies (cheaply as possible) and email to info@artforchange.ca to be reimbursed. Students may also request that we purchase supplies- advance notice is necessary!
  • If a student is sick or cannot make it, they must ensure that others facilitators will be there so that the group can continue to run.
  • Booking well in advance is, again, important to keep the group going, and to ensure that it is reliable for the residents, and for our planning purposes.

 

  1. Older Adult One-on-One Support ICS600
  • One Location (currently): Villa Carital (3050 Penticton Street, Vancouver, BC, http://www.villacarital.com/).
  • Villa Carital is a full care home, servicing people primarily from the Italian community who live with dementia. Italian language isn’t required yet an asset!
  • No limit to students who would like to work with folks one-on-one. These will be visits to their rooms, or sitting with them in common areas to talk, and perhaps engage in some art making, like card making.
  • Students may work with an individual for 30min-1hour each.
  • We will provide students with a list of individuals to see who have one-on-one support and counseling in their care plans.
  • If a student is sick or cannot make it, they must let Villa Carital know by phone call- so that they are not expecting them.
  • Booking well in advance is, again, important for our planning purposes.
  • Students set the schedule- at Villa Carital, it’s about seeing who is around from the client list that particular day.
  • Know that residents typically are eating breakfast from 7:00-9:00am; Lunch from 11:30-1:00pm; and dinner from 5:30-7:00pm. Some residents eat quickly, and are ready well before others….this is a general guideline.
  • Perhaps the one-on-ones could happen the same day as the group to maximize intern’s time at the sites?

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