Information for Intern Employers

Consider a Tyndale counselling student to intern with you. They are prepared and equipped with a broad scope and depth in counselling and therapy.

Tyndale Interns are Prepared

Your Tyndale intern comes with two years of counselling courses. Each intern has completed at least 80% of the course requirements for the main counselling professional associations such as:

  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Ontario Society of Psychotherapist (OSP)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors Psychometrists and Psychotherapist (OACCPP)

A full-year skills lab ensures your intern knows what is required in a counselling environment.  Each student successfully completed the in-depth admission interview process to gain entry into Tyndale’s competitive counselling program.

Supervisory Guidelines

When you take on a Tyndale intern you will be providing them with practical experience in the counselling world. Each intern will complete a personalized learning contract with an on-site supervisor to ensure the experience is beneficial to both the intern and the organization.

The intern experience should include:

  • 450 hours
    • A minimum of 150 hours of direct client contact
      • No more than 25% of face-to-face hours can be from a group experience
  • An average of 5-7 counselling sessions per week
  • Weekly or bi-weekly supervisory meetings
  • Supervisory assessment of videotaped sessions
  • Supervisor assistance for developing therapeutic goals and plans
  • Supervisor assistance in implementing appropriate counselling skills
  • Supervisor assistance in understanding and responding to ethical and counter-transference issues
  • Assistance in record keeping and proper documentation
  • A mid-year and end-of-year report from the supervisor.

Hire an Intern

If you would like to be considered to take on a Tyndale counselling Intern, please complete the online application or contact Kern Stanberry (Coordinator of Counselling Internship) by email kstanberry [at] tyndale [dot] ca or phone 416.226.6620 ext 2106.

Submit an Intern Position

If a student would like to apply to intern with your organization, Kern will provide a student profile and resume to you. You will then interview suitable candidate intern with you.

Disclaimer: Unofficial Academic Information
For official academic information such as degree requirements, course descriptions, prerequisites, and schedules, please refer to the Office of the Registrar website.