Bridge the Gap Overview
Bridge the Gap provides affordable one-to-one therapeutic support to individuals in British Columbia who are affected by eating disorders. Bridge the Gap also provides a meaningful learning experience for students in the field of counselling. The intent of the program is to:
- ‘bridge the gap’ in accessible eating disorder counselling support in the province;
- give people a safe place to process their challenges and gain a sense of hope that recovery is possible; and,
- equip new therapists with the specialized skills and experience to meet the needs of this population.
Envisioned by Looking Glass Foundation in recognition of the many people unable to access affordable support, Bridge the Gap will be offered at an affordable $35 / hour. A small number of partial bursaries may be available. Therapeutic support will be provided by practicum students from accredited B.C. universities, who are involved in full-time studies in a relevant discipline at a master’s or higher level. Students will be overseen by a Registered Clinical Counsellor who is accredited to supervise.
The program will be run as a one-year pilot project, with the goal of establishing a sustainable program model for long-term delivery of services.