This CPA-Accredited program is committed to a scientist-practitioner approach to education and practice. As such, the training of residents emphasizes the delivery of evidence-based assessment and treatment approaches. Many members of the clinical training faculty contribute regularly to the scientific literature, and all faculty are committed to keeping abreast of the latest research in their respective fields.The program supports the concept of psychologists acting in multiple roles. Faculty at St. Joseph's are seasoned clinicians, managers, trainers, authors, and advocates for important professional issues. The Residency Program provides opportunities to participate in a range of professional activities and to interact with colleagues from a variety of other disciplines.The primary objective of the Residency Program is to provide a comprehensive predoctoral training experience that assures the development of adequate levels of proficiency across basic areas of clinical psychology, including assessment, therapy, consultation, attention to issues of diversity, professional issues, and clinical research. These core competencies are supported through (1) supervised rotations involving provision of clinical services, supervision, team meetings, research opportunities and case conferences; and (2) didactic seminars provided by the Residency Program faculty. In addition, residents are encouraged to attend various didactic rounds both at St. Joseph's Healthcare and McMaster University.Major or minor rotations are available in: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, early intervention, forensic services, health psychology/behavioral medicine, neuropsychology, and schizophrenia and severe mental illness. A neuropsychology stream protects one position for those interested in pursuing licensure in clinical neuropsychology, and provides opportunities for more intensive training in clinical neuropsychology and formalized cognitive interventions. A forensic stream protects one position for those interested in pursuing licensure in forensic psychology, and provides opportunities for more intensive training in forensic services.