Clinical Practicum A

College Knox College
Instructor(s) Schmidt, Angela E.
Course Code KNP3561HF
Semester First Semester
Section 4101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Ontario - Other

This clinical practicum provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skill necessary for providing competent spiritually integrated psychotherapy. The course explores both theoretical and applied aspects of Supervised Pastoral Education (SPE). It is located at the intersection of the theology of caring, grief and loss, and social sciences. The course emphasizes multidimensional assessments and teaches interventions that are spiritual, therapeutic, supportive, and/or educational. Professional identity and professional ethics as well as the place of spiritual care and counselling in Canada are also examined. The course highlights significant aspects of the theologies of psycho-spiritual care and therapy.
Written assignments are designed to help students integrate foundational theories (psycho-social, systemic, theological/religious, and spiritual) and grow in their competency in facilitating the therapeutic process, the safe and effective use of self, the building of collegial and inter-professional relationships, the development of professional responsibilities, and the assimilation of recent and relevant research.

Schedule N/A
Start Time TBA
End Time TBA
Hours Per Week Intensive
Minimum Enrolment 10
Maximum Enrolment 20
Additional Notes

Each practicum is supervised by either a CASC Certified Supervisor-Educator, who is a Registered Psychotherapist and/or an approved Clinical Supervisor (CRPO). The SPE practicum is an approved program of the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care and students will receive a certificate for a SPE with CASC.

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Book Review
Previously Offered Fall 2022
Currently Offered Fall 2023