Thank you to this year’s practicum students!

Wood's Homes, Practicum

Chris Scissons, Eastside Family Centre Clinician/supervisor supervisor, Vanessa Fahie, Eastside Family Centre student, Amber Forest, Eastside Family Centre student, and Harry Park, supervisor.

Janet Stewart – Program Manager, Wood’s Homes

 “I gained confidence in my ability to make a difference in this field” – Wood’s Homes practicum student

Thank you to Wood’s Homes 2014-15 Students!  Over 40 students successfully completed their practicum placements with Wood’s Homes programs this year.

The annual Student Appreciation Luncheon, held earlier this year, showcases appreciation of each student’s dedication to learning in the fields of: child and youth care, social work, psychology, nursing, and other social services.

Students, supervisors and other Wood’s staff had the opportunity to share the meaning of their practicum experiences and their favourite memories for the year.

The feedback was overwhelmingly positive:

“Staff was amazing.”

“The team atmosphere was the most rewarding – learning about different interventions, assessments and treatment plans.”   

“There were never any stupid questions. I felt like part of the team and my voice counted with full-time staff.”

“I appreciated how involved I was, so my learning experience was enhanced.” 

Practicum liaison representatives from various institutions also attended, including:

  • University of Calgary – both the Faculty of Social Work and the Werklaund School of Education
  • Lethbridge College
  • Mount Royal University

They expressed their appreciation of Wood’s Homes’ commitment to enhancing the education of the next generation of professionals in the field of human services.

Click here for practicum and employment opportunities at Wood’s Homes.


Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to reach out to your friends, family and community – let’s work together!

If you are experiencing a crisis and need to speak to someone, please call our counsellors at our 24/7 Crisis Counselling Line: 403-299-9699 or toll-free: 1-800-563-6106. Click here for a  full list of our Crisis Services.

Wood’s Homes is a nationally accredited mental health centre – proudly helping communities for over 100 years. Learn more at woodshomes.ca.

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