I’ve been having a couple of Child Life students e-mail me asking about the pre-practicum/internship process. Since the Child Life Council (CLC) is currently restructuring this process, it can be a little confusing. Here’s what’s going on: Up until April of this year, the process went like this: you submitted a “course work review” to the CLC – a […]More
After many interviews for a practicum and an internship I’ve been able to collect quite a few interview questions. Here are some that have stood out to me: 1. This is a common question in any interview. Pointing out your weaknesses is not a fun and easy thing to do, so I feel that it’s […]More
Do you think it’s better to get your masters in child life and then try to get in the field or do you think a bachelors is really enough?
That is something that is completely up to you! Personally, I think the more you know the better & I someday hope to get my Masters degree. Also, by the year 2022 it will be a requirement of the Child Life Council to have your masters degree – http://www.childlife.org/files/AcademicTFRecommendations-Website.pdfMore
My current college doesn’t have a major in child life or child studies. Do you think it’s too late to transfer to a college that does offer a major more closely related to a child life profession?
Well, you technically don’t need a major in child life/child studies to become a CCLS. The only thing that is required is that you take a course taught by a child life specialist and many universities offer it online (I took mine online!) Also, you will need to have 10 courses relating to children in […]More
Where were you able to take your online child life class taught by a child life specialist? Were you enrolled at that school? I’m having trouble finding a class online taught by a child life specialist.
I was able to take the online child life class taught by a child life specialist, at The University of New Hampshire. I was not enrolled at that school and because I live in Florida, I had to pay out of state tuition which wasn’t too fun. However, the professor I had, Trish Cox, was […]More
Any ideas on how to decorate a teenagers hospital bedroom besides sheets and pillows? She’ll be in for a month!
Posters! The Beatles? Lebron James? Adele? The Twilight Saga? – whatever your teen is motivated by & loves it would be an awesome idea to have something up that can provide a sense of love and comfort in their hospital room. Allow your teen to personalize their room as much as possible with permission granted […]More
Just discovered your blog… It’s amazing and inspiring. Are you a child life specialist? I’m a sophomore in college and I’m getting my CDA soon. I’ve been looking into this career and I think I’m interested…. I’ve currently been looking for child related careers online but there isn’t much help… But Im really inspired by this career.
I actually am not a child life specialist (yet!) You can read a little more about me here: https://adventuresinchildlife.com/aboutme if you’re interested 🙂 I’m glad my blog was able to inspire you so much – I wish you the best of luck!More
Hi! I really love your blog. :D I was just wondering if maybe you could post some more tennage-related child life stuff? Like ways for them to cope and things like that? Please and thank you! :D
I will absolutely look into posting some more teenage child life things. Thanks for the feedback! 🙂More
Hi – I am wondering if you would be willing to give me an example of a situational question/answer child life interview. I know the theorists and stages and I have SO much experience working with children, but I often find it difficult to put into words in the terms of theorists as I dont generally think stages at first… Could you help me understand the perspective I should be adopting and how I can reflect my understanding in answering interview questions?
I found a great link for you that may be able to answer some of your questions: http://sites.laverne.edu/careers/files/2010/12/InterviewHandoutChildLife.pdfMore