LGBT Internship in Counselling Services
Project Partners: Family Service Toronto, David Kelly Services and The Counselling Foundation of Canada
In September 2008, Family Service Toronto will introduce the Internship in LGBT Counselling Services, an internship program that will provide recent MSW graduates with the specific applied knowledge and skills needed to adequately serve LGBT communities – notably those outside the metropolitan Toronto area.
Family Service Toronto will host three consecutive one-year internships in LGBT counselling with DKS. Upon the completion of the internship each intern will be placed with a partner organization which has demonstrated its desire to improve its LGBT counselling services. The partner organization could be either a mainstream social service agency, an agency with a child protection services mandate, a health-related agency or a children’s mental health organization, among others.