Site Name: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Interview dates occur between January 10-24th. They typically start at 9am with an orientation with the Training Director of the overall residency program. This meeting is in a group format with other applicants interviewing on the same day. Applicants then meet with the rotation supervisors. This may involve a single supervisor or a team of supervisor involved in the particular rotation. Applicants would be advised in their itinery how many interviewers would be present. Applicants would have a provided lunch with current residents from the rotations to which they are applying with applicants interviewing on the same day. On average, an applicant can anticipate 4 meetings during the course of a day, although more are possible. It is not recommended that other interviews be scheduled for the same day.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and teaching hospital located in downtown, Toronto, Canada's largest and most multicultural city. The psychology residency/internship program is the largest single site in the country with 14 positions. This specialist program offers both child and adult positions (2 for child, 11 for adult). Residents complete two major rotations over the course of the year. Applicants list their rotations of preference in their application package, which will then be reviewed by the supervisors of those rotations for goodness of fit.
There is also a neurodevelopmental disabilities (lifespan) position (program code 183212). Applicants may apply to this position as well as rotations in the general track. New this year is a full time forensics position.
There are 4 rotations available in the Child, Youth and Family Service: Adolescent Service; Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Service; Better Behaviours Service; Mood and Anxiety Service. There 11 rotations in the Adult program (Mood and Anxiety Ambulatory Services; Work, Stress and Health Program; Integrated Day Treatment; Adult Forensic Outpatient Service; Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic; Gender Identity Clinic (Adult); Complex Care and Recovery; Women’s Program; Clinical Research; Addictions Clinical and Research; Health and Wellness, Student Life Program (student counselling centre at University of Toronto).
Both inpatient and outpatient opportuntities are available depending on rotation. Rotations will vary in the amount of assessment and intervention as well as treatment orientation and availability of research opportunities (please see the brochure for a description of the available rotations).
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Experiences will be highly dependent on major rotations selected for degree of exposure. Please see rotation descriptions for additional detail.
Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site
www.camh.ca or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.