Department : Student Wellness and Counselling Centre

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1811
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Memorial University of Newfoundland
Department: Student Wellness and Counselling Centre
Address: Student Wellness and Counselling Centre
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland A1C5S7
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: St. John's is the Capital City of the Province
Phone: 709-864-3501x
Fax: 709-864-3011
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: University Counseling Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Elizabeth Whelan
Chief Psychologist: Lisa Moores
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Travel expenses reimbursed to a maximum of $1000 (500 each way); health care; two weeks vacation; 14 days of designated university holidays; 5 days professional development time; funds for professional development MAY BE available up to a maximum of $500. NOTE: $35000 stipend is in Canadian dollars.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Residents typically have: 3-4 client hours each day (individual or group); 1-2 hours of administration time for planning, writing notes, preparing for groups or supervision; 4 hours providing or receiving supervision; 1 hour of consultation or outreach.They provide 3 hours of initial consultations once a week and a half day each week is devoted to PD and research work. Didactic seminars are offered weekly.
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Applicants notified by December 15 whether they will be interviewed. Individual interviews take place in January 2024 by video conference (Webex). The interview is typically about 1 hour and is conducted by two Faculty members. An opportunity is also offered for applicants to speak with one of the current residents at a later date, if they choose. This is not part of the interview process but an opportunity for applicants to learn more about the residency. These discussions between applicants and current residents are confidential.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Calgary, Memorial University, Lakehead University, Adler School of Professional Psychology, University of British Columbia, University of Windsor, University of Alberta, McGill University, University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie University, Queen's University, Antioch University of New England, Argosy University, West Virginia University, Concordia University, University of Victoria.
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Only Canadian citizens and Canadian landed immigrants will be considered in the selection process.
Program Description

The philosophy of service delivery within the Memorial University Student Wellness and Counselling Centre rests upon encouraging the development of students' own unique resources and supporting their personal growth, mental health and well-being. In implementing this philosophy, the Centre strives to promote a developmental and preventive framework for campus services as well as meeting the immediate needs of students.

Memorial’s Student Wellness and Counselling Centre comprises counselling (i.e. clinical and counselling psychology; personal, academic and career counselling), student health (i.e. medicine and nursing), and wellness professionals (i.e. wellness navigators and case management).

The newly renovated Centre houses all three components of student care and is committed to developing and furthering interprofessional practice and research to advance the Healthy Campus movement. The SWCC collaborates closely with other student services, including the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre, the Internationalization Office, and Student Life. The new dynamic and integrated Student Wellness and Counselling Centre facilitates collaborative interprofessional relationships, resulting in more efficient and higher quality student care.

Our service model includes a wide array of programs that are designed to assist students, including drop-in single sessions, seminars and workshops, structured and unstructured groups, individual counselling services, online e-mental health, and community referrals. Treatment planning is informed by initial and ongoing assessment and is responsive to changes in student goals, resources, distress and/or need. We encourage students to work collaboratively with their counsellor to find the program(s) that will work best for them.

The Student Wellness and Counselling Centre is also an integral part of the academic community; thus, scholarship and training are core activities. SWCC faculty members are engaged in counselling and teaching activities, research and scholarly activities (i.e. scholarship of discovery, teaching, integration, and application), and academic and professional service. Faculty rank, promotions and tenure are granted within the Centre.

For more information about the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre visit our web site at 


The Centre endorses a training philosophy oriented toward encouraging the professional development of each trainee in the broadest possible terms. The 1850-hour training programme offers training in two main ways: developing competency in a number of central areas for professional psychology and exposure to issues and topics relevant to professional psychology. 

For more information about the doctoral residency programme, visit:

Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

Teaching family practice residents; working with international students; and interprofessional health care training.

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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 19 18 23 20 21
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 14 16 17
Total number of interns: 3 4 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 4 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 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 0 8 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 13 53
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0