Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1846
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton
Department: Psychology
Address: Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic
100 West 5th Street
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3K7
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Hamilton (Burlington)
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 30 miles west of Toronto ON
Phone: 905-522-1155x33656
Fax: 905-521-6120
Email: krowa@stjosham.on.ca
Web Address: http://www.stjoes.ca/psychology
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.stjoes.ca/psychology
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since: 2004
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Karen Rowa
Chief Psychologist: Joe Pellizzari
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 26
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Protected research time, one half day per week
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Psychology residents are able to complete major and minor rotations across a wide variety of clinics and specialty areas in our setting, including inpatient and outpatient assessment and intervention. A typical clinical day may involve: attending an interdisciplinary team meeting and reporting on the status of a client the resident is currently working with, consultation on a complex assessment, seeing 2 to 3 individual clients for evidence based psychological intervention, co-facilitating a therapy group with a supervisor, and engaging in individual supervision. One day per week is protected for resident education and research time.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Details of the above affiliations The residency program is housed within a mental health hospital and is fully affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. The hospital and the academic department have recently partnered with the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster to offer graduate level training in Clinical Psychology. Students enrolled in the Research and Clinical Training Program complete course work and practicum training within the same clinics as psychology residents. This provides residents with the opportunity to engage in supervised teaching and clinical supervision.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/06/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/14/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews will be held

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

 

For those applicants who are able to attend an on-site interview, there will be a group orientation session with the Director and Associate Director of the Residency Program and other applicants, two individual interviews each with two members of the training faculty who are supervisors within rotations that applicants have indicated they are intersted in (based on content in cover letter).  Applicants will also  have an opportunity to meet informally with several (if not all) of the current residents over lunch on site. The total duration of the visit is expected to take half a day, either one morning or one afternoon overlapping the lunch hour.

Those who participate in a telephone interview will speak by phone with the Director and two to four other faculty members, and will be provided with contact information of current residents.

Further details of the interview day will be distributed to individuals selected to attend.

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Western, Windsor, Waterloo, York, Ryerson, Queen's, Ottawa, Lakehead, Concordia, McGill, Calgary, UBC, Simon Fraser, Dalhousie, CUNY, U Florida, U Wisconsin, and more.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 150
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Eligible to work/study in Canada. Proof of up to date vaccinations, including MMR and varicella immunizations as well as 2-step tuberculosis skin test results prior to beginning the residency
Program Description

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. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Transition aged youth / Emerging Adult

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

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.stjoes.ca/psychology or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 120 100 99
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 50 50 49
Total number of interns: 7 6 9
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 6 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 6 9
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 6 9
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 11 11
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 32 32
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 6 5 4
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 2 1 1
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 2 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0