Student Counselling

Practicum placements

Thank you for your interest in completing a practicum placement at Mount Royal University, Student Counselling Services. This practicum placement is designed for practicums that require up to 200 hours of direct client contact. We welcome applications from Master and PhD counselling students who have completed the first year of their Masters and who are looking for a September to April placement. Applicants must be able to commit to two full days a week in the Fall term and three full days a week during the Winter term.

If you are an undergraduate student at Mount Royal, check out our Volunteer page for opportunities to get involved with Wellness Services.

A practicum involves:

  • Personal and career counselling (individuals)
  • Group work (observing and co-facilitating)
  • Individual, weekly supervision
  • Co-counselling with supervisor (usually weekly) and opportunity to co-counsel or observe other counsellors
  • Peer supervision seminars with a counsellor and all other practicum students
  • Professional development seminars - all staff present once a year (including practicum students), and sometimes guests are invited in to speak
  • Case consultation meetings (with the entire counselling team)

Information session

Student Counselling Services does not have the capacity to discuss placements one-on-one. Please consider attending our information session:

Monday February 10, 2020 at 10 a.m.
Room U216A
Mount Royal University


Candidates are invited to submit a curriculum vitae and letter of intent. A selection of candidates will be interviewed. Please see below for submission information:

Placement dates: September 2020 - April 2021

Deadline for applications: March 1, 2020

Contact information

Practicum Coordinator: Jennifer McCormick

Please submit your application via email to
Letters may be addressed to the selection committee.

Phone: 403.440.6362
Fax: 403.440.6676

Mailing address:

Student Counselling Services
Room U216
Wellness Services
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW.
Calgary, AB T3E 6K6