Program Information: Department of Clinical Health Psychology

Click on a section title to expand or collapse individual sections.
Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1821
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Saskatoon and Area Psychology Residency Training Program
Department: Department of Clinical Health Psychology
Address: Room 223, Ellis Hall, Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N OW8
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 306-655-2358
Fax:
Email: Dawn.Phillips@saskhealthauthority.ca
Web Address: https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/Services/psychology-residency/Pages/Home.aspx
Brochure Website's Address: https://spx-wfe-prod.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/Services/psychology-residency/Documents/Residency%20Program%20Description.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • University Counseling Center
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 2009
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Dawn Phillips
Chief Psychologist: Rupal Bonli
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 27
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Position Information
Start Date: 08/30/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35507
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Residents receive $300.00 for professional development as well as five full paid PD days. They have four hours a week of protected time to work on their dissertation or other research projects.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns typically engage in psychological assessment, intervention, consultation, supervision of junior students, program development and research.
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations Our internship site is housed within a university city that has a large psychology program. Our sites often provide practicum student placements for junior students, giving our residents/interns opportunities for the provision of supervision. The university faculty also participates in providing resident seminars.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central 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: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/18/2021
Interview process description:

Our interview dates for the 2021 match will be held during the week of January 18 - 23.  Only virtual interviews will be offered. Once applicants have been notified that they will be given an interview, coordinators for each of the rotations they are eligible to interview for, as well as the Training Director, will arrange virtual interviews.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We have matched from interns from almost every program in Canada and several in the U.S. over the past 25+ years.
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 250
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not 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: Residents matched to this site will have to read and sign an on-line statement regarding ethical behaviour.
Program Description

We are now referred to as the Saskatchewan Health Authority. In our service area, we provide health services to Saskatoon (approx pop. 285,000), surrounding rural areas, and the northern half of the province. Rotations occur at several sites in the city (within 5-15 minutes drive of one another), as well as in the Prince Albert area (1.25 hours drive north in Prince Albert, SK) and/or in the North Battleford area(approximately 80 minutes drive west). Residents choose 2 x 6-month major rotations from a total of 12 major rotations in: Clinical Health Psychology (Peds and Adult); Neuropsychology; Rehabilitation Health; Community Mental Health (Rural/Northern); Child Developmental; Seniors and Long Term Care and Forensic (three full rotations). A variety of minor rotation or specialized training opportunities are available to incorporate within major rotations (e.g., Student Counselling Centre; Rural Consultation within Child and Youth Mental Health; in-patient rehabilitation and Mental Health and Addictions). The resident and the rotation coordinator plan the training experiences for a rotation, and set goals for the resident's competency development in the following areas: assessment, intervention (more than one modality), consultation, personal skills, professional conduct, interpersonal relationships, program development/evaluation, administration, continuing education, and research. Represented theoretical orientations are: interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, behavioral, child/client-centered, psychoeducational, systemic, developmental, and solution-focused. Individual supervision w/ registered, doctoral psychologist(s) = 4 hours/week; research = 4 hours /week; seminars on professional, ethical, clinical, and research issues = 2 hours/week. Other experiences include supervising junior clinicians, attending hospital rounds, and in-services. Please visit our website to download a brochure at https://spx-wfe-prod.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/Services/psychology-residency/Pages/Home.aspx

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: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Other:

We serve a large and diverse population within our various rotations. Various treatment modalities are used.

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: https://www.saskatoonhealthregion.ca/locations_services/Services/psychology-residency/Pages/Home.aspx  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
Number of Completed Applications: 53 67 48
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 40 28
Total number of interns: 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 5 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 17 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 30 81 32
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 4 3 0 2
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 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 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 4 4 2 1
Correctional Facility: 0 1 1 2
School District/System: 0 0 1 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 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0