Program Information: Psychology, Alberta Health Services-Calgary Zone

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1802
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Calgary Clinical Psychology Residency
Department: Psychology, Alberta Health Services-Calgary Zone
Address: Cubicle 3308, Site Administration
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre
1213 4th Street S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0X7
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Calgary
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 403-955-3354
Fax:
Email: Caroline.Schnitzler@albertahealthservices.ca
Web Address: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page5442.aspx
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/hp/ccpr/if-hp-ccpr-brochure.pdf
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 1985
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Caroline Schnitzler
Chief Psychologist: Kerry Mothersill Dr.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 38
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 24
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31205
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/01/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/04/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Mountain Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/28/2021
Interview process description:

The positions are open to students who are formally enrolled in an accredited doctoral program in clinical psychology, who meet the CPA or APA academic and practicum criteria and who have received formal approval from the Directors of Training to apply for this residency.

Applications will be considered from CPA accredited programs in counseling psychology only if the student can demonstrate sufficient training and application of standardized psychometric assessment techniques, integrated report writing, and delivery of interventions to mental health populations (see APPIC application Part 1, Section 4: Test Administration). 

All applicants must have completed a minimum of 600 hours practicum training (direct hours + supervision).  Applications will only be accepted from Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or non-Canadians enrolled in CPA accredited Canadian clinical (or counseling) psychology graduate programs who have arranged a valid residency work permit.  Preference will be given to applicants who have completed all required academic coursework prior to the APPIC interview notification date.

Applicants will be notified (via email) regarding an interview on December 4th, 2020.  There will be no in-person interviews.  Only virtual interveiws will be offered (e.g., Zoom).  All interviews will occur on either January 28th or 29th, 2021.  Interviews are semi-structured in format.  The applicant will be individually interviewed by 2 staff, for approximately 60 minutes.  While every effort is made to have interviewers from rotation areas of interest for the applicant, this is not possible in all cases. There also will be an opportunity to speak "informally" with potential supervisors via virtual meetings and/or email/phone appointments.  Similarly, interviewees will be provided opportunities to speak “off the record” with current residents about their experiences in the residency program, either via virtual drop-in meetings and/or email/phone appointments.  We cannot accomodate requests for on-site visits.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is 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:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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
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Other Requirements:
Program Description

The program is flexible, with residents helping to develop their own training program by choosing from multiple rotations that we offer across 10 different geographic sites. The residency program includes inpatient and outpatient services in medical, mental health, and forensic settings. Both assessment and intervention training requirements are mandatory during the residency.  Residents typically have between two to four rotations over the course of the year; a given rotation can be either 6 or 12 months in duration, and be either one or two days per week.  The residency consists of a 4-day clinical week (Monday-Thursday) with Fridays reserved for seminars, program development/evaluation projects, consultation, preparation, report writing, and other activities.  The Calgary Clinical Psychology Residency is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) for a 6-year term, from 2017-18 through 2023-24.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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.albertahealthservices.ca/info/Page5442.aspx 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 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 78 80 79 111
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 31 31 44
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 6 6 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 16 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 143 40 33
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 2 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 3 2 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 4
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 2 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0