Department : Student Counselling Centre

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1810
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Manitoba
Department: Student Counselling Centre
Address: 474 University Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Winnipeg
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Winnipeg is the Capital City of the Province of Manitoba
Phone: 204-474-8592x8614
Fax: 204-474-7558
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since: 05/26/1992
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Timothy Osachuk Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Donald Stewart Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 40175.65
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Additional description of benefits available at:
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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: 11/15/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/01/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2024 through 01/19/2024
Interview process description:

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.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Detailed information about applicants matched with us is available here:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not 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:
Program Description

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.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 13 18 13 11 17 22 18
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 13 15 13 10 16 19 18
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 2 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 1 1 2 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 15 27 0 0 7 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 39 47 34 10 12 13 7
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 1
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 1