Site Name: IWK Health Centre
Given the strong recommendation from APPIC and CCPPP, we are only offering virtual interviews this year to promote safe and equitable practices for all applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic. All interviews are done individually.
Following CCPPP standards, most interviews will be from January 4-15, 2021. However, for interviewees who want a different time, this can usually be accommodated. You will be notified by email on Dec. 4, 2020, to let you know if we are offering you an interview. Our interview is approximately 1.5 hours long and will be conducted via Zoom for healthcare, Skype for Business, or by telephone. We have two psychologists involved in each interview, at least one of whom serves on the Clinical Training Committee. At least one interviewer will be from a rotation you expressed interest in. Topics which will come up in the interview will include:
The coordinator of clinical training meets with all applicants who are interviewed. Requests to meet with specific staff (virtually) will be honoured whenever possible. There will also be an opportunity to meet with at least one of our current residents; this meeting is not part of the formal interview process and is not evaluative.
IWK Health serves the population of the Maritime Provinces and is an academic tertiary care centre affiliated with Dalhousie University. All staff follow a family-centred care philosophy, recognizing and respecting the family as a vital part of the health care process. Psychological services are provided to children and adolescents with a wide range of pediatric, developmental, and mental health disorders, on an inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment basis. As a resident, you will receive extensive, supervised experience with a variety of populations and presenting problems in children and youth aged from preschool to 19 years. You will acquire skills in diagnostic assessments, psychological assessments (e.g., psychoeducational/cognitive), consultation, and evidence-based intervention, as well as program development and/or program evaluation, and clinical supervision. You will participate in multidisciplinary teams, have an opportunity to engage in clinical research, and take part in seminars and peer support sessions with other clinical psychology residents in Nova Scotia. We have three child/adolescent residency positions within our General Psychology track, and one position within our Health Psychology track. For details on how these tracks are organized, please refer to our website. The Health Psychology track allows for more concentration in assessment, consultation and intervention with children presenting with medical illness, although residents in both tracks have opportunities to complete rotations across all IWK services (e.g., health psychology rotations are not limited to the health track resident). Supervised experience with a Forensic population is also available.
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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:
www.iwk.nshealth.ca ( under For Health Professionals)
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.