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Valley Connections Counselling

Connecting in life's valleys...


Clinical Supervision for Qualifying and Registered Psychotherapists, Interns


At Valley Connections Counselling, Clinical Supervision is provided by our Executive Clinical Director, Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC, who is a recognized supervisor with the CRPO and has over 10,000 hours of clinical experience as well as experience as a Clinical Supervisor of Interns, Registered Psychotherapists, MSW's, CYW's, and other Mental Health professionals.

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) requires that Qualifying Psychotherapists obtain a minimum of 1 hour of clinical supervision for every 4 to 5 hours of direct client contact hours.  Once registered with the CRPO as a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), the CRPO requires that RP's obtain 1 hour of clinical supervision for every 10 direct client contact hours until 1000 client contact hours have been reached.  At least 50% of these hours must be obtained in individual or dyadic format.

"Registered Psychotherapists will not be permitted to practice independently, i.e. without clinical supervision, until they have completed 1000 direct

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Amanda Youssef, Registered Psychotherapist
Professional Connections Clinical Supervision Group

Individual/Dyadic Clinical Supervision for Psychotherapists/Counsellors

Individual/Dyadic Supervision is available for Counselling Interns, Qualifying and Registered Psychotherapists in person or online.

Please contact our Executive Clinical Director, Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC at: [email protected] for more information or click here to book online.

Practicum Placements Available for January 2020

We are currently accepting applications from Masters-Level Counselling Psychology or Social Work students seeking a Clinical Internship/Practicum Placement in the Hamilton area beginning January 2020.  

Please note:  due to the nature of the presenting issues at our clinics, some counselling experience is required.  If you have prior experience and are seeking an internship, please email a cover letter and CV to [email protected]

Clinical Consultation for RP's, MSW's and other Mental Health Care Professionals

Clinical Case Consultation is available for those who have met the CRPO's requirements for supervision (or other applicable college). 
Please contact Executive Clinical Director, Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC at: [email protected] for more information.

Professional Connections  
Monthly Supervision Groups

Join us for Professional Connections, our monthly supervision and support groups for Mental Health Professionals practicing in Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Halton, Guelph and surrounding areas.  These groups are held at our Dundas Main Office on one designated day of each month.  We welcome Counselling Interns, Registered Psychotherapists, and other counsellors and therapists at various stages of career development. 

Currently, we have openings for January 2020 in our group that meets on the third Thursday of each month from 9am to 12pm.  Registration is required.  If you are interested in attending the group, please contact Executive Clinical Director, Amanda Youssef, MEd, RP, CCC at: [email protected] for more information and to register.