Public Health Post-Secondary Student Placements

Family Therapy

Effective Thursday, September 23, 2021: Vaccine Verification

As a condition of employment you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton.

The Family Therapy training program is for people who are working toward a:

  • Clinical membership with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists or AAMFT
  • Master’s of Social Work
  • Other Master's Level counseling programs requiring a field placement or clinical experience.

Participants come from different backgrounds, educational and clinical experience. We encourage you to join if you have:

  • Some direct clinical experience
  • Some knowledge of family and child development
  • A willingness to see clients on your own

Students of all Master’s level degree programs need to apply to through their university placement course.

You will gain clinical experience and training through direct client contact, a thorough orientation, bi-weekly discussions of assigned readings and weekly supervision by trained Couple and Family Therapists; Master’s of Social Work and Approved Supervisors with the AAMFT.

Every week, you will have dyadic or group supervision and training, case presentations, discussion of assigned readings related to family and post-modern approaches to therapy, exploration of how theory informs practice and how practice informs our clinical models.

As part of the training program, you will also have the opportunity to participate in Quick Access Services (walk-in/single session), multi-theoretical meetings and all staff meetings and in-services meetings.