Indirect Client Hours
Duties related to a counselling practice – in administration, case note preparation, in-servicing, research as noted in the NSCCT Definition of Therapeutic Counselling.
Direct Client Hours
Hours in direct client counselling in personal, couple, family or group settings.
Supervision of Candidates has three components:
- To be conducted in accordance with the NSCCT “ Definition of ‘Practice of Therapeutic Counselling;
- To support and enhance reflection of the counsellor of his or her own work; and
- To provide opportunities for the candidate to review his or her own client casework with the guidance of the Supervisor.
Candidacy Supervisors must have their Registration, Masters level degree (as a minimum), and have been active practicing members of their profession for a minimum of three years in Nova Scotia after having attained their professional Registration or License.
They must currently have active practicing status with their regulatory body in Nova Scotia.
Individuals who are not registered with the NSCCT will be considered by the Registration Committee on a case by case basis.
Supervisors in administrative relationships to the Candidate, whose position involves evaluating job performance or assessing case management, are not suitable for evaluating the quality of therapy given to a client.
Supervised Counselling Practicum with a minimum of 120 hours of direct client counselling – (compulsory) – Involves professional development and supervised practice in a counselling context. Students are expected to be involved in direct work with clients (individual, family, and/or group counselling) under the supervision of a qualified professional. It is strongly recommended that at least 20 hours of direct client counselling is offered in group settings. These hours may include co-facilitation experiences.
At least 120 hours (150 hours by September 1, 2013) of direct client contact1 are required in a supervised practicum. It is strongly recommended that at least 20 of the direct client contact hours are in group settings. These hours may include co-facilitation experiences.