Site Name: University of Manitoba
Department: Student Counselling Centre
Interview Notification: We review applications from candidates that have satisfied our minimum criteria for interview, and applicants are notified via e-mail whether or not they will be considered for interview. This year applicants will be contacted by December 1st, 2023.
Interview Scheduling: This year, applicants meeting criteria for interview will be contacted to arrange for either virtual (video conferencing software) or phone interviews. Applicants can contact us to schedule interviews Monday December 4th, 2023. This year, interviews will be offered from Monday January 8th through Friday January 19th, 2024.
Interviews: In general, the individual interviews range from one to one and a half hours and they are conducted by two or three interviewers. Applicants have opportunity to talk with the Director of Training and current residents, and their requests to contact specific departmental staff are welcome. Applicants’ discussions with current residents are confidential, and current residents are not involved in the ranking of applicants for the match.
Our residency implements a developmental model, with a specific focus on each resident's individual needs. The resident's activities are paced according to the resident's background preparation and readiness to assume various roles and responsibilities. From our initial orientation phase, where the literature on developmental stages of trainees is reviewed and discussed, observation of supervisors, and guided practice that characterize the early stages of our training program, the developmental level and needs of our residents are explicitly valued and addressed. Throughout the course of the training year, at a pace guided by stage of development and training needs, residents are gradually exposed to more complex and demanding training experiences (e.g., developing a group program; supervising a practicum student) and assume more responsibility for their work and contributions to the department (e.g., increased case load; developing an outreach initiative). By the end of the training year, residents will have a clear sense of what it is like to function as a professional psychologist in a fast-paced and diverse service delivery environment. The developmental structure of our residency is greatly facilitated by its eschewal of the traditional "rotation" model of residency training. Our program believes that a resident's professional identity can be most effectively developed through exposure to an environment that closely approximates the actual settings in which professional psychologist's practice. For this reason, concurrent experiences are the hallmark of our program. With this structure, residents are able to experience the same range of activities and responsibilities as staff psychologists, see clients based on clinical need rather than rotation length, and develop more substantial relationships with supervisors. Our residency prepares residents to work in a wide variety of settings in generalist based practice with adults.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:
for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.