Therapists

All therapy sessions at ProChoices are provided by supervised practicum students, registered clinical counsellors, registered social workers, and other mental health professionals who are learning the Feminist Narrative therapy approach.

Want to become a Learning Therapist at ProChoices? See drop down menus below.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & PRACTICUM OPPORTUNITIES

Feminist Narrative Practice Immersion

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL (SEPTEMBER 2018) COHORT!

Program Overview

The Feminist Narrative Immersion is a customized, practice-based training program that provides rigorous professional development, counselling practice, and experiential learning. It is designed for both practicum students and working professionals who are interested in building advanced fluency in Feminist Narrative Therapy within a supportive collective cohort model.

Throughout the program, you will practice as a Learning Therapist at our clinic and become an active member of the learning community. You will work closely with the clinic supervisor, graduate therapists and your cohort, providing low barrier counselling services to clients from all walks of life. (See client page for our intake criteria)

AREAS OF LEARNING INCLUDE:

Feminist Narrative Counselling, Social Work, Women’s & Gender Studies, Social Justice Studies, Anti-oppressive Practice, Somatic Trauma Therapy, Integrated Arts, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy and more…

THIS PROGRAM OFFERS:

  • Clinical practice (individual, couples and group counselling hours)
  • 1-on-1 & group supervision
  • Cohort learning & practice
  • Mentorship from graduate therapists
  • Experiential collective learning & practise support
  • Flexible learning & practice schedule

What are the many returns for the learner and for the community?

  • A certificate in Feminist Narrative practice
  • Gained mastery in your therapeutic skills
  • Qualification for various registration bodies, such as: BCACC, ACCT, RSW
  • The opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in areas such as research, writing, non-profit management, community development, curriculum design, workshop development and more
  • Development and expansion into many diverse and creative therapeutic modalities, including somatic work, integrated arts, play therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and more
  • Your practice advantages many people who would be otherwise unable to access affordable, quality therapy
  • Your involvement contributes to social justice advocacy and the promotion of Feminist political therapy
  • Your involvement supports the ecosystem of this unfunded grassroots social profit organization

Cost:

The cost of the program is $400.00 per month

Why the $400?

ProChoices is an unfunded grass roots volunteer-run non-profit. The immersion program training fees along with client donations and volunteer contributions fund this community clinic. Our board and clinic team are working hard to secure funding opportunities that will give away free training to all practicum students in the future.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Email us at admin[at]prochoices[dot]ca
Download the Feminist Narrative Learning Immersion Brochure
Download the Application Form

Workshops

Informed by the principles of experiential learning and embodied practice experience, our workshops are interactive and facilitated by our learning therapist, graduate therapists, clinic supervisors, and clinic director.

In the custom of Narrative Therapy, we consult the insider perspectives of our clients as well as the therapists learning alongside them. Their stories of discovery and skill development will demonstrate an integration of the theories that inform a Feminist, Narrative Therapy approach.

Contact us to schedule an professional development workshop that can be customized to your organization’s specific focus, needs, and learning goals.

Upcoming Workshops

  •  Doing Polical Therapy – A Feminist Narrative workshop series
  • Past Workshops

  •  Connection as a Stance: Sustenance through Feminist Narrative Practice ( A Workshop for Downtown Eastside Direct Service Workers )
  •  Supporting Brave Practice – An Introduction to the Feminist Narrative Approach
  • Booking

    If you would like to receive invitations for upcoming workshops, or invite us to present at your organization, please email admin[at]prochoices[dot]ca

    Download a sample workshop outline here.

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    Testimonials

    Gift of multiplied learning

    “Participating as a student and contributor in a collective environment has both strengthened my confidence as a therapist and my passion for narrative.

    Working and learning alongside of these diverse individuals has given me the gift of multiplied learning as every single member brings their own experiences and stories.

    This collective and practice opportunity has been unique to any other throughout my training.”

    ~Tia (Adler University, Immersion Program)

    January 29, 2016

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