Our Practicum

A more radical way to train + support our communities.

Prospect Counselling + Training is a POC-led counselling practice dedicated to providing accessible and exceptional counselling to SDQTBIPOC+ communities while disrupting the capitalist values currently upholding standard clinical training programs. Rather than building wealth for practice owners, proceeds from services provided support your comprehensive justice-oriented training, thereby enhancing the services you provide, while funding projects for collective healing within the community.

Along with access to theoretical and empirical foundations on each of the systems that affect our society and the folx we work with, our program provides dedicated training on justice-oriented practice from a myriad of community trainers. Our goal is to help you gain a comprehensive foundational knowledge base and then support you in turning that theory into practice so that you can build practical skills for practicing from a justice-oriented lens. 

We are uninvited settlers occupying the stolen, unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō) peoples. 

Our relationship with these lands dictates our commitment to understanding the ongoing impacts of colonization and decolonizing our practices in and out of the counselling room. 

The Program

What we offer

  • Collaborative, strength-based, social justice-oriented individual and group supervision
  • Comprehensive professional development trainings/workshops grounded in working from an intersectional justice-oriented perspective
  • Trainings and workshops provided by community members including therapists, activists and/or those with lived experiences
  • Opportunities to develop workshops, groups, and written resources
  • Remote work and freedom to create their own schedule
  • Unique learning experiences such as co-therapy


What we're looking for

  • BIPOC + mixed-race POC student counsellors enrolled in a master’s degree program in counselling psychology, clinical psychology, or social work from an accredited university
  • Strong interest in working with diverse clinical issues
  • Strong interest in working from an intersectional, justice-oriented, abolitionist, anti-oppressive, systems-oriented framework
  • Demonstrated ability for basic clinical skills, risk assessment, and safety planning
  • Demonstrated openness to learning, receiving, and integrating feedback
  • Preference for students with some evening and/or weekend availability

The Process

Students begin their practicum throughout the year typically around January, May, and September. At this time, we are accepting students who are looking for a supplementary/secondary site.

If you are interested in completing your practicum with us at Prospect please provide the following information by email to connect@prospectcounselling.ca:

  1. Your intended start date
  2. Your resume and cover letter
  3. And your responses to the following questions in a separate document:
  • What are some anti-oppressive practices that you’d like to incorporate into your work?
  • What are the ethics that guide your practice?
  • Tell us about your analysis of how systems of oppression affect clients who access services.
  • How do you keep yourself knowledgeable and implicated in your work and life in regards to systemic oppression?
  • In what ways do you see your lived experiences supporting the work you’d like to do?
  • Do you offer services in other languages? If so, what languages?
  • What experience do you have in relation to counselling or the helping profession?
  • Are there specific needs you need to have met for your practicum?
  • What populations / concerns are you interested in working with? What populations / concerns would be difficult for you to work with?