Practicum Partners (MPS Degree)
The following additional comprehensive list is of the various agencies and non-profit organizations who we are partnered or have partnered with. At these sites our Master of Psychotherapy and Spirituality (counselling and art therapy) students, provide therapy to the partners clients in a practicum setting as part of their integrative learning process:
Actionmarguerite (St. Boniface) – Manitoba: a community-based, non-profit corporation dedicated to serving the elderly and persons with complex care needs by delivering care and programs in the Winnipeg area.
Body and Soul Counselling and Consulting Services Ltd.: counselling and consulting services specializing in drama-therapy.
Boyle Street Community Centre (ArtSpace): a non-profit Edmonton agency which assists individuals and families challenged by homelessness and poverty.
Canadian Mental Health Association (Kootenays) – British Columbia: a nation-wide, voluntary organization that promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.
CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health: delivers innovative mental health services for infants, children, adolescents and their families and is an effective advocate for children’s mental health.
Chrysalis: provides personalized services to assist individuals with disabilities achieve their employment, volunteer and recreation goals.
Community Counselling Centre: guides and facilitates clients through the process of healthy healing and growth, specializing in a relational, client focused approach to counselling.
Cornerstone Counselling: provides professional counselling services to children, families, and individuals in Edmonton believing that all those who need help, irrespective of faith, creed, race, gender, lifestyle, or financial ability have access to that help.
Creative Works Studio (St Michael’s Hospital) – Ontario: provides a fully-equipped, safe and accepting community-based arts studio for people living with severe and persistent mental illness and/or addictions.
EDSNA: Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta:provides a network of effective and meaningful support initiatives for individuals affected by Eating Disorders in Alberta.
The Pride Centre of Edmonton: offering a wide range of programs such as support groups, social events, and educational seminars to help improve the social, mental, and physical health of the LGBTQ community.
Family and Community Services Spruce Grove: providing locally-driven, preventative, social initiatives to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and the community. The programs enable people of all ages to improve their quality of life and their ability to prevent and/or deal with crisis situations should they arise.
Fraser Health Authority (South Fraser Eating Disorder Clinic) – British Columbia: providing a range of services in a safe and supportive environment to both youth and adults, and their families, who are dealing with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.
Fresh Start – Edmonton Catholic School Board: student centered programs for high school students who are not attending a regular high school and may need a smaller site, flexible schedule with a self-directed delivery.
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital: a health care facility unique to Alberta, devoted primarily to high-level rehabilitation care of both adults (including the elderly) and children.
Excel Society – Grand Manor: supporting and advocates for people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities in both Edmonton and Calgary. Grand Manor supports clients with health care needs with a risk of homelessness.
Families First Society, Fort Saskatchewan: serving families through early childhood development, parenting programs and family support.
HIV Edmonton: dedicated to making life better for people living with, or affected by HIV and AIDS.
iHuman Youth Society: working with traumatized youth who exhibit high-risk lifestyles; promoting their reintegration in the community through social support, engagement and outreach programs.
Jericho Counselling – British Columbia: providing counselling services that establishes warm, compassionate, and therapeutic relationship in which the client’s experience is understood, respected, and validated.
Jewish Family Services: providing various services including counselling, to all people regardless of culture or faith.
King Edward School: combines academic focus with arts enrichment to encourage students to be critical thinkers in a diverse learning environment.
L’Arche: a community of people with and without disabilities committed to building mutual relationships, celebrating the unique gifts of each person and developing relationship beyond our community.
Lurana Shelter Society: offering services including safe refuge and life changing services to women and children who were victims of domestic violence in the community.
Matheson Seniors Housing: providing affordable housing to low income seniors who are capable of independent living.
Mustard Seed: helping to meet the basic needs of shelter, food, clothing and acceptance for men and women experiencing poverty, and works with them to find sustainable housing and employment.
Norwood Child & Family Resource Centre: working with families to help them reach their full potential and to make Edmonton’s communities stronger and more vibrant.
Our Place Community of Hope – Ontario: providing a ministry of hospitality and presence to people experiencing mental health issues, through a community which seeks to include all people by affirming and empowering them toward personal and communal responsibility.
Parkinson Alberta: helping to support Albertans affected by Parkinson disease through support services, education, advocacy and funds for research.
Pilgrim’s Hospice Society: providing supportive and compassionate family centred care to enhance the quality and dignity of life for those diagnosed with a progressive, life-threatening illness as well as solace to those who are bereaved.
Providence Renewal Centre: an ecumenical retreat and conference centre.
River’s Edge Counselling Centre: committed to providing counselling and psychological services to individuals, couples and families from a holistic perspective that helps people live their lives with a greater sense of purpose, peace, connection to others and understanding of self.
Robertson Wesley United Church: providing art therapy to the congregation and surrounding community.
Saffron Centre: providing counselling services to persons who have suffered from sexual assault, abuse and sexual violence, as well as advocacy and education regarding sexual assault, abuse and sexual violence.
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta: working towards improving the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.
St Basil School: providing support to students through Art Therapy.
St Boniface School: providing support to students through Art Therapy.
St Theresa School: providing support to students through Art Therapy.
Taking Flight International: providing support for those that have suffered trauma, inclusive of generational trauma for those that have been affected by colonization. In addition to serving clients, they provide training workshops and certification in Grief and Truama counselling.
Terra Centre: a non-profit organization that provides pregnant and parenting teens with options and support.
The Africa Centre: strives to create opportunities for educational, cultural, social and economic endeavors that ultimately contribute to the holistic development and wellness of the African individual, family and community.
The Cross Cancer Institute: is the comprehensive cancer centre for northern Alberta.
The Family Centre: believes that , with the right opportunities and tools, people can make choices that lead to success. They work to strengthen family wellness and build community capacity through innovative services and collaborative partnerships to engage the communities most vulnerable families in caring for their children.
The Salvation Army: provides life-changing social services and programs to those in need.
The Tom Baker Clinic – Calgary: is the comprehensive cancer centre for southern Alberta.
Victoria School of Arts: providing support to the students through Art Therapy.
Walk-In Counselling Society of Edmonton (wicsoe): walk in counselling services whose goal is to empower the client to connect with their strengths and formal and informal supports to transform their lives, one hour at a time.
Winnifred Stewart Association: helping to facilitate meaningful relationships in order to build natural supports for individuals with disabilities so they can actualize their goals and dreams.