Parallel to the academic curriculum, there is supervised clinical field training. In addition to the one academic day at the university, the students are required to reserve an extra day a week for field training and guidance. First year students’ field training is in the format of a clinical seminar, assigned by the The Field Training Division in small groups .We make effort to assign students in training places close to the address submitted in their registration to the program. However we cannot guarantee or confirm requests or preferences.
Second year field training is in the format of an independent practicum with individual, one-on-one, supervision and groups supervision. The assigned placements are in the fields of education, welfare and health.
In some placements, students are required to receive vaccinations in accordance to the regulations of the placement and the Ministry of Health. The student is responsible for all traveling expenses to and from the field placement. As stated above, the field training department will try to assign you a placement close to your address, but cannot make any guarantees.
Regular attendance in the clinical field training and supervision (individual and group) is mandatory throughout the year, which includes semester break and a mandatory participation in the clinical workshops offered each year on semester breaks.
Every absence a student incurs requires completion of the missing hours – in coordination with the supervisor. Graduates of the MA program receive a document certifying the completion of the 600 hours of clinical field training in their specialization.
Head of Field Training Division: Ms. Amalia Sali
Advanced Clinical Training Program (“Third Year”)
After completing the MA degree, students are encouraged and expected to enroll in the Advanced Clinical Training Program to complete additional clinical training hours according to the outline set by the Council for Higher Education and in accordance with the anticipated future law for licensing Creative Arts Therapists by the Israeli Ministry of Health. The Advanced Clinical Training Program offered by the Department of Continuing Education within the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, in collaboration with the Graduate School of Creative Arts Therapies. Acceptance to the Advanced Clinical Training Programafter graduation is not automatic and is conditional upon receiving a Passing score and positive evaluation in the clinical field training of the MA degree program as well as a personal interview at the discretion of the admissions committee.
At the end of this year, after fulfilling all requirements, graduates receive official document of approval for completing 960 hours of advanced clinical training in third specialization.