Student Learning and Internships

What students are saying:

“The team was warm, friendly and helpful. My supervisor was wonderful.  She was patient, gave constructive criticism and was genuine. I really enjoyed my experience.”

 

“I found the environment to be very welcoming. The focus on mental health and diagnoses was an excellent learning opportunity for me - exactly what I was hoping for.”

 

Practicum Placements

Student learning opportunities at CASA are both challenging and rewarding. Supervisors are selected with care to provide optimal support. We ask that students dedicate a minimum of 2 days per week for the duration of their placement in order to capitalize on the learning opportunities, which include assessment and diagnosis of children and adolescents, treatment involving individuals, families and groups, and weekly multidisciplinary clinical conferences.

 

Student placements at CASA follow the academic year: 


Fall term

Winter term

Summer term

Deadline for submission

February 15th

July 31st

November 30th

Deadline for placement process and confirmation of placement

April 30th

October 15th

March 15th

Date of welcome and orientation

Last week of August

Last week of November

Last week of April

Date placement begins

September 1st (or as arranged with supervisor)

January 1st (or as arranged with supervisor)

May 1st (or as arranged with supervisor)

Date placement ends

Depends on type of placement

Depends on type of placement

Depends on type of placement

 

We place students in the following disciplines or fields:

Program

Type of Placement

School Age Services

Master of Counselling

Master of Social Work

Master of Occupational Therapy

Psychiatric Nursing (Bachelors or Certificate)

Masters of Art Therapy

Infant and Preschool Services

Master of Counselling

Master of Social Work

Master of Occupational Therapy

Psychiatric Nursing (Bachelors or Certificate)

Masters of Art Therapy

HeadStart   
Bachelor of Social Work
Adolescent Day Program (ADP)
Child and Youth Care Counselor (Bachelor and Certificate)

Children's Day Program (CDP)

Child and Youth Care Counselor (Bachelor and Certificate)

Master of Counselling

Concurrent Addiction and Mental Health Program (CAMP)

Master of Counselling

Master of Social Work

Family Therapy

Master of Counselling

Master of Social Work

Psycho-educational Assessment and Consultation (PAC)

PhD in Educational Psychology (Assessment)

Trauma Services

(Trauma Clinic and Trauma and Attachment Groups – TAG)

Master of Counselling

Master of Social Work

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Treatment, Resources and Supports (FASTRACS)

Master of Counselling

Master of Social Work

Master of Occupational Therapy

CASA House

Master of Counselling

Master of Social Work

Master of Recreational Therapy

Psychiatric Nursing (Bachelors or Certificate)

Child and Youth Care Counselor (Bachelor and Certificate)

Administrative Support

Diploma or Certificate

Finance and Business

Co-op students

Information Technology

Co-op students

Human Resources

Co-op students

Communication

Co-op students

Leadership

Masters of Public Health Administration

CASA Foundation

Co-op students

 

Documentation required to apply:

·      Student resume or CV

·      Cover letter indicating interest

·      Application form – please see the link below

 

To enquire, email loshaughnessy@casaservices.org.

To download an application form, click here.

 

Note:  All successful applicants require a criminal record including a vulnerable sectors check.  As well a Child Welfare Check is necessary and can be obtained free of charge from any Child and Family Services (CFS) office.  Successful applicants will also sign a confidentiality agreement.

 

Selection criteria:

·      Accredited educational institution (preference given to Alberta institutions)

·      Accredited program

·      Previous relevant work experience

·      Experience with children, youth and families

If 60% of the above criteria is met, the application will be forwarded on to the team for consideration

 

Placement Process:

a)   Student application package received by Coordinator for Learning and Development

b)   Screening process based on above criteria

c)    Clinical team review and select shortlisted candidates for interview

d)   Potential candidates informed by Coordinator for Learning and Development

e)   Interview

f)     Selection of candidates

g)   Successful candidates informed by Coordinator for Learning and Development

h)   Welcome and orientation

i)     Meeting with supervisor to determine learning goals

j)     Placement begins

 

Internships

CASA encourages applications for internships throughout the year. Provisional psychologists and other interested individuals are encouraged to apply. Unpaid and paid positions are available. Paid positions are posted on our employment opportunities page and filled as they come available. Unpaid positions can be introduced at various times depending on the opportunities available. The most common focus of the internships is clinical practice or research. Those interested are invited to submit a resume. For more information please contact loshaughnessy@casaservices.org.

 

For more information about internship opportunities specifically relating to the field of research, please visit: http://www.casaservices.org/research-internships?id=813 

 

For more information about volunteer opportunities within CASA, please visit: http://www.casaservices.org/volunteer-for-casa-currently-seeking