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 Child Life Practicum

Welcome to our Child Life & Expressive Therapies practicum opportunities. Practicum is an introduction for college students interested in the Child Life profession.

Our team offers practicum experiences twice each year. Practicum is a two-week rotation for a total of 100 hours to meet Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLPS) requirements.

What to expect in Child Life Practicum

As a practicum student, you'll take on a number of responsibilities. Tasks range from assigned readings to observation and completing developmental assessments to providing weekly activity plans.

We expect practicum students to become familiar with hospital and clinic settings. Our Child Life & Expressive Therapies manager, with the help of our Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS), guide you in enhancing professional development, navigating medical charts and understanding daily responsibilities of a CCLS.

At the end of your practicum, you'll complete a self-reflective evaluation paper. During this time, we ask you to reflect on your experience and provide feedback.

Additional practicum information

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