Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1816
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Department: Psychology
Address: 401 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L1
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Ottawa-Gatineau
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 613-737-7600x3740
Fax: 613-737-2257
Email: fzachariades@cheo.on.ca
Web Address: http://www.cheo.on.ca
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.cheo.on.ca/en/about-us/for-learners-students-and-residents.aspx#Clinical-Psychology
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Fotini Zachariades C.Psych.
Chief Psychologist: Stephanie Greenham
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 26
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 33072.00
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Please note that stipend is in Canadian dollars.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Three days per week are spent in the major clinical/neuropsychology rotation, one half day per week in the minor rotation and the remaining time on specific training experiences (individual and family therapy, program evaluation) or seminars.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/13/2022
Interview process description:

* 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 amongst Canadian internship sites and hold interviews on two successive Thursdays, typically in the "middle" two weeks of January. For 2022 this will be January 13th & 20th. Candidates are interviewed individually by a two person staff team and the structured interview lasts 75 minutes. They 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 provided by the resident to any staff members. Please note for the 2022-2023 selection process interviews will be conducted by virtual means, as would be the meeting with a current resident. Additionally, an information session(s) with staff from various rotations to address questions will be offered virtually, for those candidates who have been invited for an interview.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Windsor Concordia Guelph OISE Dalhousie Ottawa U. SFU U. Calgary U. Victoria U. Western Ontario York Loyola (US) Queen's University Ryerson University McGill University
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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 300
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
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: We have some specific coursework and practicum requirements- these are described in the program brochure therefore please refer to the brochure for further information in this regard. Please note that we require applicants to have authorization to work in Canada at the time of application. Please note that we require COVID-19 vaccination.
Program Description

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 within an interdisciplinary team setting. There are two training tracks, Child Clinical Psychology and Pediatric Neuropsychology. Trainees receive intensive supervision in cognitive/neuropsychological, personality, family and behavioural assessment, consultation, and individual, family, and group therapy. Seminars in clinical and professional issues, and cultural and individual differences are a core part of our training. During the year, trainees in the Child Clinical track participate in two major rotations (6 months each) while those in the Neuropsychology track follow one major rotation in neuropsychology, which spans two or three clinical programs. All trainees complete two minor clinical rotations (1/2 day per week). 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 all these rotations, residents train within an interdisciplinary team context. 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 where possible.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults:
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
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: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Complex medical conditions

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: www.cheo.on.ca  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
Number of Completed Applications: 46 48 54 42 54
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 23 24 25 24 26
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 3 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 20 81 62 16 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 57 11 25 41 75
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 2 1 2 4
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 0 0 1 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 2 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 4 1 2 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 1 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 2 1 1 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 1