The primary aim of the Ontario Shores Predoctoral Internship Program is to prepare interns to become competent and autonomous clinical psychologists. Interns will develop skills and knowledge in the areas of diagnosis, assessment, consultation, treatment, as well as professional and ethical issues.
The predoctoral internship program at Ontario Shores incorporates a combination of two concurrent rotations over the course of the year for a total of 1800 hours. Potential rotation choices offered:
- General Adult Inpatient Track
- Forensic Services: (a) inpatient medium & minimum secure (b) outpatient
- Outpatients (a) General Adult Track (b) Borderline Self Regulation Clinic, (c) Traumatic Stress Clinic
- Eating Disorders Unit
Each intern is assigned to two supervisors according to their rotations. Each supervisor is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. At the beginning of the internship the intern and their advisor set individualized written goals and objectives. Interns are to meet with each supervisor for a minimum of two hours of supervision per week for a total minimum of four hours per student.
Aside from weekly supervision, interns participate in didactic seminars designed for psychologists, case presentations, and professional development. The topics are founded in current clinical and research driven material related to professional issues, ethical dilemmas, psychodiagnostics, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation.