Advanced Practice in CYC, Part 2

Applied Community Studies
Child and Youth Care
Course Code
CYCC 4411
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 6 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
35 ratio is 1/14
Method(s) Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
CYCC 4410 and CYCC 4411 are an eight month long practicum experience in the field. CYCC 4411 is Part 2. This supervised practicum focuses on application of learning. If possible, students are placed in their chosen professional area of interest. This course provides an opportunity to apply case-planning, intervention, and evaluation skills at an advanced level. Professional consultation, clinical functioning, and the integration of theory and practice are emphasized.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Practicum provides the student with opportunities to have direct experience with children, youth and families under the supervision of professionals at the placement and Douglas faculty. By the end of this practicum, students will be working at a level of independence appropriate to professional child and youth care in the setting.
  • The ability to work in a child and youth care setting and maintain a level of quality work over the course of the whole practicum is a basic expectation of professional practice.
  • Child and youth care assessment requires knowledge of general assessment criteria in order to effectively use a field based assessment tool.  Fourth year child and youth care students will demonstrate increasing independence in assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation skills and, under supervision, will initiate and organize these activities in their setting.
  • Appropriate professional and ethical behaviour in the practicum setting requires a knowledge of professional practice codes of conduct and knowledge of agency and governmental policies. Discussion and analysis of professional and ethical behaviour will focus on ethical dilemmas where often several values are in conflict.  In all cases, professional and ethical practice on practicum is a requirement of practice.
  • Feedback on practice from experienced supervisors and faculty provides the student with immediate learning in a real setting where learning can be put into action.
  • To explore practice in detail.
  • Practitioners develop an understanding of their professional role and learn to understand and appreciate the roles of allied professions.  In human services, child and youth care practitioners work with teachers, social workers, psychologists, health professionals and many others in developing a teamwork approach.  Experience and discussion provides opportunities to articulate the child and youth care role and the roles of allied professions clearly.
  • In this final practicum, child and youth care students will demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility, self-direction and autonomy.
Learning Activities
  • Field experience
  • Supervision


Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Practice report
  • Self assessment
  • Field assessment 

This is a Graded Course

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. demonstrate effective practice with children, adolescents and/or their families as appropriate in the practicum setting
  2. demonstrate continued and direct involvement with at least one agency or setting
  3. apply case assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation skills
  4. demonstrate an acceptable level of integration of theory and practice within selected assignments and practice situations
  5. demonstrate appropriate professional and ethical behaviour within an applied setting
  6. demonstrate effective implementation of supervisory feedback on clinical and professional functioning
  7. observe skilled and knowledgeable practitioners at work and document and discuss new learning from observation.
  8. demonstrate increasing levels of responsibility and self-direction through a developmental learning experience in a series of stages similar to an employment experience.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:


No text required




Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see

Institution Transfer Details for CYCC 4411
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit
Trinity Western University (TWU) No credit
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV CYC 410B (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) DOUG CYCC 4410 (4.5) & DOUG CYCC 4411 (4.5) = UVIC CYC 410 (4.5)

Course Offerings

Fall 2023