This course will provide the structure and supervision for field experience in child and youth mental health. Field education will provide students with an opportunity to enhance and refine their child and youth mental health skills. Students who are currently working in a mental health position must ensure that their placement work is specifically with children and youth and appropriate supervision is available within or can be contracted outside of the agency. Included in this course is a Capstone Project which will integrate theory, practice, and research.
Admission to Child and Youth Mental Health Program and successful completion of CYMH 5511, 5521, and 5531.
Note: Part- or full-time Internship hours, totaling 210 are required. The student will provide potential internship sites and the program coordinator will set up the internship. This course is only available in Canada.
By the time you finish your work on this course, you should be able to:
This course is divided into pre-internship activities and five modules, covering intervention planning and specific interventions in child and youth mental health as well as a Capstone Project:
Pre-Internship Activities: Securing Your Internship
Module 1: Orientation and Goal Setting
Module 2: Establishing Professional and Therapeutic Relationships
Module 3: Developing a Capstone Project Proposal
Module 4: Implementation of Strengths-Based Practice
Module 5: Writing the Capstone Project
No specific materials required. No textbook required. Students are asked to revisit materials and course content in Child and Youth Mental Health courses.
Note: Part-time or full-time Internship hours, totaling 210, are required. The student will provide potential internship sites and the program coordinator will set up the internship.
This web-based course requires that students have reliable access to the Internet. Refer to the TRU-OL website for computer requirements.
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist you throughout the course. Primary communication is through Blackboard's "Mail" tool or by phone. You will receive the necessary contact information when you start your course.
There are six assignments in this course that your course Open Learning Faculty Member will assess to determine your successful completion of the internship. All assignments will be evaluated as successful or unsuccessful. Students must successfully complete all assignments in order to pass the course.
NOTE TO STUDENTS beginning this graduate program in winter 2012, a student who receives a B- (70-74) or lower in two or more courses will be required to withdraw regardless of their grade point average unless the Program Coordinator recommends otherwise.