Educational Placements

Student Practicum/Placements

At Sexual Assault Centre (SAC) Kingston, we regularly provide educational placements for Masters of Counselling and Masters of Social Work students. The placement is typically 7-8 months and 2-3 days per week, depending on the student’s program requirements.


What We Offer

At SAC, we offer a supportive, comprehensive, and intensive placement experience. Our goal is to provide students with ample opportunities and consistent support so that they can feel confident in their clinical work upon completion of their placement. 

During their placements, students function as an active member of our counselling team with their own caseload of clients. They will have the opportunity to conduct intakes, provide individual counselling, and engage in crisis intervention. Students will also receive weekly individual supervision, monthly peer/group supervision, and be given the option to attend staff meetings, trainings, and other professional development opportunities. Experience co-facilitating groups and workshops may also be provided, depending on the start dates of our various groups.


Application Deadlines

There are 3 start dates for placements: January, May, and September.

For placements starting in January, applications are due July 15th. 

For placements starting in September, applications are due March 15th. 

For placements starting in May, applications are due November 15th. 


Application Process

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Counselling Services. In your cover letter, please comment on your definition of feminism, why it is important in this field, and how this informs your work as a counsellor. We also would like to get an understanding of your personal learning objectives and your professional goals. 


Selection Process

We thank all candidates for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place soon after the application deadline. Interviews will involve a series of standard interview questions as well as a brief live mock counselling session to better assess the applicant’s counselling skills. Prior counselling experience is an asset, but is not required.  


Please send your application to the Director of Counselling Services: Trina Martin,