Psychology 486

Psychology 486 PSY 486
Field Placement I 6 (0-1-6-0)

An off-campus field placement where students work under the supervision of a cooperating agency professional to gain experience in the field. Field placements include hospitals, educational and forensic institutions, private practices, and other agencies. In addition to the Field Supervisor, each student is assigned to a Faculty Advisor and a Field Placement Coordinator who acts as a liaison between the student and the outside agency. Seminars are held to complement placement experiences. Criteria for progression to the second semester of PSY 486 include: 'a' logging a minimum of 65 hours in the field placement by the last day of classes in December, as confirmed by the Field Placement Supervisor, 'b' receiving a satisfactory field placement evaluation as assessed by the Psychology Department at the end of the first semester, and 'c' achieving a minimum grade of B in PSY 305 and 332.

Note: Open only to students in the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Applied Emphasis) program. The Psychology Department provides one agency referral per student and the student must pass the agency interview in order to remain registered in the course.

Prerequisites: 2nd year standing required
Corequisites: Psychology 305 and Psychology 332
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