Program Information: Neuropsychology & Cognitive Health Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1837
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Baycrest
Department: Neuropsychology & Cognitive Health Program
Address: 3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M6A 2E1
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Toronto
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 5 miles to downtown Toronto
Phone: 416-785-2500x2445
Fax:
Email: psychinternship@baycrest.org
Web Address: http://www.baycrest.org/neuropsychology
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.baycrest.org/Baycrest/Healthcare-Programs-Services/Clinical-Services-(1)/Neuropsychology-Cognitive-Health/Training-Opportunities
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 08/03/2014
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Yael Goldberg
Chief Psychologist: Angela Troyer
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/05/2023
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: 36000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Eligible to participate in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
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: 11/15/2022 11:59 PM EST
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/02/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/16/2023, 01/18/2023
Interview process description:

Consistent with statements made by the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP), we will only be offering remote interviews this application cycle. Interviews may be conducted by videoconference or telephone.

Remote interviews will take place on Monday, January 16, 2023 and Wednesday, January 18, 2023. Applicants will be given a general overview of the program and rotations, participate in 2-3 interviews with faculty members, and attend a group meeting with our current interns. Applicants will be provided with the opportunity to meet with as many faculty members as possible. Specific interview details will be shared upon offer.

In keeping with the CCPPP two-step internship interview notification process, notification for interviews will be made on Friday, December 2, 2022 and responses are requested no sooner than 11:00 A.M. EST on the following Monday.

In selecting interns, the Baycrest Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology follows APPIC guidelines. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Applicants, agencies, and programs are urged to report any violations of these guidelines to the Chairperson of the APPIC Executive Committee.

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:
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 Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Effective August 26, 2021, Baycrest has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all new hires. It is a condition of employment that new employees provide proof that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment. This means that all new employees must have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada prior to their start date. In addition, it is a condition of employment that all new hires obtain and submit proof of all required doses of the vaccine and maintain all booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada. Applicants who have appropriate written proof of a medical reason, or a reason pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code, for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may provide such documentation to the Human Resources department. Such situations will be considered on a case-by-case basis in compliance with Baycrest’s legal obligations. Within the first two weeks of employment, interns are required to complete a Health Evaluation in the Occupational Health and Safety Department. This includes completing a two-step TB skin test or documentation of any previous TB Skin testing. Documentation of up-do-date immunizations will also be required. Fit testing of the N95 respirator mask has been mandated by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for healthcare workers. When conducting the test, and in instances requiring wearing the mask, all Baycrest staff (including interns) must be clean shaven where the respirator seals to the skin of the face or neck. As per Occupational Health and Safety, religious accommodation is available, where the individual would be exempt from performing work or visiting areas where an N95 mask is required.
Program Description

The mission of the Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baycrest is to educate, train and evaluate our interns in order to support achievement of competence in evidence-based, clinical neuropsychological practice and research. Our mission is accomplished through a model of training that consists of the following components: (1) staged and sequential development of clinical skills throughout the internship; (2) acquisition of critical thinking skills to evaluate evidence applicable to clinical practice; (3) integration of research into practice by development of skills in outcome measurement; (4) mentorship by faculty to foster the interns’ professional development. 

We value and model the close integration of care, research and education in all professional activities. We strive to provide our interns with the knowledge of current, best-practice in provision of neuropsychological services, exposure to evidence-based research in clinical neuropsychological practice and the opportunity to develop skills in intervention for cognitive disorders.  We aim to equip our interns with the core skills and competencies involved in delivery of neuropsychological services including professional consultation, assessment, diagnosis, intervention, clinical research and providing useful information to our clients.

For detailed information about the program structure and training experiences, please consult our brochure.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Behavioural management

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments:
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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.baycrest.org/neuropsychology  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: 23 21 29 29 29 20
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 17 15 16 16 16 14
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 23 39 45 55 48 28
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 82 55 39
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: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 2 1 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
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 1 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 1 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: 1 0 0 0 0 2
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 1 0