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 4th, 2020.
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 7th, 2020. This year, interviews will be offered from January 18-29, 2021.
Interviews: In general, the individual interviews range from one to one and a half hours and they are conducted by two or three interviewers. Intern applicants have opportunity to talk with the Director of Internship Training and current interns, and their requests to contact specific departmental staff are welcome. Intern applicants’ discussions with current interns are confidential, and current interns are not involved in the ranking of applicants for the match.
Our internship implements a developmental model, with a specific focus on each intern's individual needs. The internship's activities are paced according to the interns' 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 interns are explicitly valued and addressed. Throughout the course of the training year, at a pace guided by stage of development and training needs, interns 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, interns 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 internship is greatly facilitated by its eschewal of the traditional "rotation" model of internship training. Our program believes that an intern'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, interns 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 internship prepares interns 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.