Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1858
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Correctional Service of Canada
Department: Psychology
Address: CSC Regional headquarters (Ontario)
Westlake Hall
466 Union St West
Kingston, Ontario K7L 4Y8
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 250 km east of Toronto
Phone: 705-924-8049
Fax:
Email: geris.serran@csc-scc.gc.ca
Web Address: http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/careers/003001-9000-eng.shtml
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/careers/003001-9000-eng.shtml
Primary Agency Type: Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Additional Agency Types:
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • Psychology Department
Member of APPIC since: 2012
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Geris Serran
Chief Psychologist: Yolanda Fernandez
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 30
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 47000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 4% in lieu of benefits
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site highly variable day of assessments (including cognitive, risk, assessment for treatment, suicide, segregation etc) and interventions including individual and group psychotherapy and counseling, crisis intervention. Often unpredictable!
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? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/15/2019 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: 01/15/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews  are held in Kingston , Ontario. However candidates may opt to participate by videolink if they prefer. Interviews are generally competency based, and include disucssion of case formulation and ethical awareness. Canaidates are able to meet informally with the Internship Coordinator as well as current and past interns. Interviews are conducted by a panel of 2-3 supervisors. 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: UGuelph, U Sask, UCalgary, UAlberta, OISE, Western, Alliant, Chicago School, UManitoba, Adler
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 50
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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: some demonstrated interest in correctional forensic psychology--may be evident through coursework, previous practica or work experience, dissertation topic.
Program Description

 

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) offers a Pre-Doctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology. The purpose of the CSC Pre-Doctoral Internship is to provide education and training for clinicians in order for them to meet both the requirements for completion of a doctoral degree as well as to facilitate registration as a Psychologist, with competencies in the areas of both clinical and correctional/forensic psychology. CSC ascribes to a scholar practitioner model of training and accepts applicants from both PhD and PsyD programs. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, although Canadians who are attending accredited US-based doctoral programs are of course welcome to apply.

There are two positions in and around the Kingston region. These positions focus on applications of clinical psychology to male federal offenders. Each intern will complete a primary rotation that encompasses the full year, supplemented by both formal and informal secondary rotations. The focus is on providing a range of experiences rather than specific individual rotations. The CSC internship is a generalist clinical internship, providing a wide range of assessment and treatment opportunities, within an organization with a large cohort of psychologists. Many interns remain with CSC as employees following completion of their internship year.

 

Interns must have a valid drivers license and a vehicle.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Interns also have the opportunity to participate in a range of correctional psychology activities including assessment for risk of violence, sex offender assessment, assessments for suicide and self harm, and interventions directed at criminogenic needs.

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 http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/careers/003001-9000-eng.shtml 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: 18 5 13
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 12 4 10
Total number of interns: 2 1 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 7 16
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 25 28 30
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 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 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0
Correctional Facility: 1 0 0
School District/System: 0 1 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 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: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 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