Site Name: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
* Please note for the 2022-2023 selection process, all aspects of this selection process including interviews will be conducted via virtual means.
We adhere to the informal agreement between Canadian internship sites and hold interviews on two successive Thursdays, January 12 & 19, 2023. Candidates are interviewed individually by a two psychologists and the structured interview lasts approximately 75 minutes. The candidates also meet individually with a current resident for about 40 minutes (30 minute meeting and 10 minute virtual tour); this meeting is confidential and no information from it is shared with staff. Please note for the 2023-2024 selection interviews will be conducted virtually, as would be the meeting with a current resident. Additionally, candidates selected for an interview will be invited to attend an information session(s) with staff from different rotations to address any questions they may have.
The internship focuses on developing a wide range of clinical and consulting skills as well as an appreciation for the ethical and professional issues involved in working as a psychologist in a tertiary care pediatric hospital. There are two training tracks, Child Clinical Psychology and Child Neuropsychology. Trainees receive intensive supervision in cognitive/neuropsychological, family and psychological assessment, consultation, and individual, family, and group therapies. Seminars in clinical and professional issues, and cultural and individual differences are a core part of our training. During the year, trainees in both tracks participate in two major and minor rotations (6 months each). Major rotations occupy 3 days/week; whereas minor rotation occupy 1/2 day/week. In the child clinical track, major rotations are offered in Health Psychology, Outpatient Mental Health, Child Development/Pediatric Rehabilitation, Centre for Healthy and Active Living (CHAL), and Eating Disorders. In the neuropsychology track, major rotations are offered in Health Psychology, Rehabilitation and Oncology. Across these rotations, residents work in an interdisciplinary context. All residents also participate in intensive training in family and individual therapy throughout the residency year. Throughout, there is a strong emphasis on the scientist-practitioner model. Residents also complete a program evaluation project and receive training and practical experience in the provision of supervision.
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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:
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.