Program Information: Professional Practice

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1860
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Program Category: Match Participant Category I
Site: Eastern Health
Department: Professional Practice
Address: 100 Forest Road
St. John's, Newfoundland A1A1E5
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 709-777-7889
Fax: 709-777-6952
Email: ashli.hayes@easternhealth.ca
Web Address: http://www.easternhealth.ca/careers
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.easternhealth.ca/careers/
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 2013
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Ashli Hayes
Chief Psychologist: Susan Pardy
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/04/2023
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
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): 5 days education leave
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 Students
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: 11/15/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/02/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2022-01/20/2022
Interview process description:

**Please note: Our Program was granted a year of inactive status by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) to address issues of recruitment and retention supervising psychologists at Eastern Health 2022-2023). We have submitted a request to the CPA to return to active status and anticipate accepting 2 residents for the 2023-2024 residency year. We will update our APPIC directory information once we have received a decision from the CPA regarding our return to active status. In the meantime, we will be accepting applications from prospective residents who wish to submit their applications through the APPIC Portal.**

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Memorial University, University of Guelph, Lakehead University, Dalhousie University, McGill University, University of Windsor, University of New Brunswick, Queen's University, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, the Arizona School of Professional Psychology, University of Victoria, University of Ottawa, and University of Toronto.
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: No
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 (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 600 (Including Supervision)
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited 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
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

Eastern Health offers a twelve-month pre-doctoral residency in clinical psychology. The program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.  The annual stipend for the residency is $30,000, and benefits include vacation, educational, and sick leave, and health insurance.  

Our pre-doctoral residency program endorses the scholar-practitioner training model.  Whenever possible, didactic training precedes the supervised implementation of learning in the delivery of psychological services. Residents are encouraged to continue developing their skills in scientific thinking as these skills apply to providing evidence-based practice within an interdisciplinary health care environment. Further, as a generalist program, we provide diverse experiences to residents, involving different professional roles, client populations and treatment modalities, both in the area of mental health and in other areas of health care.

Two streams are currently available within the Eastern Health program: Adult Stream Mental Health Stream (1 resident), and a Health Psychology Stream (1 resident)Applicants may apply to one or more streams.

For each stream, the residency program is designed to provide supervised training in the following core competencies of psychological practice: (1) psychological assessment; (2) intervention; (3) consultation; (4) program development and evaluation; (5) interpersonal relationships; (6) professional standards and ethics; (7) supervision. 

Training in the core competencies is accomplished through the development of an individualized training program consisting of required and optional rotations.  Each stream consists of a required, yearlong rotation at the primary site(s) for the stream, as well as a required assessment rotation and required supervision rotation.  Residents will also choose one or two additional optional minor rotations.  Optional rotations provide specialized opportunities to address core competencies or individualized training goals. 

Consistent with the CPA accreditation criteria, residents are provided a minimum of four hours per week of supervision, including three hours of individual supervision, and one hour of group supervision. Residents from all streams participate together in group supervision and a two-hour weekly seminar. Residents are offered weekly professional development time. For more complete information about our residency program, please see our website www.easternhealth.ca/careers/

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: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

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: http://www.easternhealth.ca/careers  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
Number of Completed Applications: 69 53 64 65
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 33 40 48 34
Total number of interns: 4 5 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 5 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 4 3 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 0 0 0 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 2 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0