Site Name: Correctional Service of Canada
InterviewsÂ 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.Â
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.
(training opportunities continued)
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.