Student Practicums

We Supervise Masters Level Student Interns!

Brown Counselling and Therapy Services is happy to contribute to the development and training of future therapists. We offer student internship placements to students completing their Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (or equivalent). The start dates for student practicums are January, May, and September. Please note, our student interns do see clients in-person at our office in Orleans. We are unfortunately not able to offer a virtual/ remote internship.

Meet Your Supervisor

Brown Counselling and Therapy Services

Elisabeth Beach

I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and hold a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa.

I have extensive training and experience working with individuals experiencing challenges related to depressed and/or anxious moods, grief and loss, childhood trauma, chronic pain and health issues, and with couples and families facing relationship challenges. I draw on varied approaches including collaborative, systemic, experiential, and cognitive oriented approaches to therapy.

In my role as a Clinical Supervisor, I rely on both the developmental and psychotherapy models of clinical supervision. In the developmental model, the focus of our supervisory work is on the learning needs of the supervisee at their specific point in development. The psychotherapy model invites the opportunity for us to work together to learn techniques and interventions based on a specific therapeutic model, such as (but not limited to) CBT, Narrative, or EFT therapy.

My work with students and clinical interns is a collaborative process. We can explore ways to build strong therapeutic relationships, ensure the well-being and safety of those we work with, and support meaningful change in the lives of others.

As a therapist and a passionate learner, I am excited to share in your journey of professional development!

Meet Your Peer Support Leader

Brown Counselling and Therapy Services

Jacklyn Chung

As a Registered Psychotherapist, I remember feeling overwhelmed and nervous when I began my clinical internship. Having completed my internship in a high-client-volume organization, peer support was my best friend. In the second semester of my internship, I mentored a group of Counselling Psychology students at the University of Ottawa while they practiced their clinical skills in mock counselling sessions. Additionally, my experience as a teacher informs the collaborative and non-judgmental environment I strive to foster for us to learn from one another and from each other’s approaches.

In a non-evaluative group setting, we are able to share our genuine therapist feelings, biases, and thoughts. Even seasoned therapists experience things like transference, countertransference, stuck-ness, and Imposter’s Syndrome. And sometimes it takes a group of colleagues to help you through those difficult moments. As a peer group support leader, I will push you to deeply explore the root of the barriers you may be facing and to guide you in critically conceptualizing cases through therapeutic theories that resonate with you. I aspire to be a reliable anchor as you discover your therapeutic style, develop your clinical portfolio, and embrace your journey as a lifelong learner.

What we offer:

  • One hour per week of supervision with one of our Registered Psychotherapists that meets the supervision requirements for both your school placement, as well as the CRPO
  • 2-3 additional hours per month of peer intern support led by one of our associates
  • Two additional hours per month of group supervision led by a Registered Psychotherapist
  • The ability to utilize and learn the therapeutic modalities that you are interested in, while maintaining client-centred care
  • Office space for three shifts per week
  • A caseload of approximately 10-12 clients per week
  • Access to a secure, easy to use online booking and filing system
  • Administrative support
  • A collaborative team environment

Our ideal interns:

  • Love people, and are passionate about providing therapy
  • Are willing and able to provide more than the minimum requirements for their degree to contribute to the team and help support our busy practice
  • Will ask for help when they need it, and are passionate about learning
  • Are confident in their role as a helping professional
  • Have a thorough knowledge of, and abide by, all of the ethical standards and guidelines for providing therapy
  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Are able to see clients in-person at our office in Orleans, as well as virtually when needed
  • Are client-centred, and tailor their approaches to meet the needs of their clients

If you are a student seeking a practicum placement and think you would be a good fit for our team, please send your cover letter and resumé to [email protected], and indicate what start date you are looking for.