Site Name: Alberta Children's Hospital
Department: Discipline of Psychology
Interviews are individual and applicants meet with two psychology staff members. Interviews will be offered in virtual format exclusively for 2023 interviews and will be offered January 15-26 2022. All applicants are provided the opportunity for a meeting with a current resident. Interviews including a meeting with a current resident would typically be complete within 2 1/2 hours. Applicants will be notified by email whether or not they have been selected for an interview.
The residency offers exposure to a wide variety of diverse and complex clinical problems, populations, and professional roles within the area of child clinical and pediatric psychology. The training staff is comprised of psychologists who are able to offer interns a broad range of theoretical orientations and practical approaches. The primary training method is experiential (i.e., direct service delivery) and supervision plays a central role in the learning process. Supervision is augmented by didactic seminars, observation of staff, guided reading, and consultative support. The training is sequential and cumulative, with the resident typically assuming greater responsibility for clinical work and activities as the internship year progresses. Training considerations take precedence over the demands of service delivery. Caseloads are chosen for their educational opportunities in light of the residents' articulated goals and objectives and appropriateness for each intern's level of expertise and skills. In addition to the emphasis on the acquisition of clinical knowledge and skills, considerable attention is directed to the application of ethical and professional standards to everyday practice and the development of a professional identity. Developing and maintaining cooperative and collaborative relationships with other hospital and community caregivers and accessing the scientific and scholarly literature to guide clinical practice are emphasized as enduring functions of successful professional life. Please note: In accordance with the APA Committee on Accreditation decision to stop accrediting programs in Canada, this residency did not apply for re-accreditation by APA. Consequently, with the completion of the 2008 training year (August 31, 2008), APA accreditation of the internship came to an end.
(training opportunities continued)
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:
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.