Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1817
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: The Ottawa Hospital
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 501 Smyth Rd.,
Suite 7300, Psychology Dept.
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Ottawa-Gatineau
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 613-737-8943x
Fax: 613-737-8895
Email: kritchie@toh.ca
Web Address: https://www.ottawahospital.on.ca/en/our-model-of-care/our-health-care-professional-team/psychology/training-program/
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Psychology Department
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Psychology Department
  • 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: Kerri Ritchie Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Amanda Pontefract PhD
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 29
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
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: 32500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Health coverage is available through OHIP, Access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program is provided to interns. There are 5 days professional development leave. Interns have no specifically allocated sick days or bereavement leave; however, both will be considered paid leave at the discretion of the Director of Training.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns have a 40 hour work week, with 35 hours of work, and 1/2 hour per day for lunch and 2-15 minute breaks. An example weekly schedule is below: Example of a weekly schedule (Rehabilitation Psychology Rotation) Monday 8:30-10:00 Professional Practice Meeting (1 per month) 10:00-11:00 Chronic Pain Management Program Group Therapy 11:00-12:00 Chronic Pain Management Program Relaxation / Mindfulness Group 1:00-2:00 Supervision with chronic pain supervisor 2:00-3:00 Assessment with inpatient at Rehab Centre Tuesday 9:30-10:30 Interdisciplinary meeting for Chronic Pain Management Program 11:00-12:00 - Chronic Pain Management Program Relaxation / Mindfulness Group 3:00-4:00 Supervision with inpatient supervisor Wednesday 8:30-11:00 Research Project 11:00-12:00 - Chronic Pain Management Program Relaxation / Mindfulness Group 12:30-1:00 Supervision with chronic pain supervisor 1:00-2:00 Provision of Supervision to PhD student 3:00-4:00 Supervision with Research Supervisor Thursday 8:30-10:00 Interdisciplinary Inpatient Management Meeting for Rehab Inpatients 10:00-11:00 - Chronic Pain Management Program Group Therapy 11:00-12:00 Individual Patient Feedback for Chronic Pain Management Program 1:00-2:00 Supervision with supervision of supervision supervisor 2:00-3:00 Interdisciplinary Meeting for Chronic Pain Management Program 3:00-4:00 Provision of Supervision to PhD student Friday 9:00-10:00 Group-based Supervision of Supervision 10:00-11:00 - Individual therapy with inpatient at Rehab Centre 1:00-4:30 City-wide Seminar (1 per month)
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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: 11/05/2021 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:
Interview process description:

Interview dates will be December 13, 14, and 16, 2021 & January 11, 12, 14, & 17, 2022. Please rank order the interview dates and include this information in your cover letter.

Completed applications must be received no later than November 5, 2021. All interview notifications are made on December 3, 2021, by 5:00 pm PST, by email. To optimize the ability of applicants to review their offers and consider their schedules, we will be adhering to the CCPPP national response day.  Arrangements for interviews will commence on December 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Our program is in support of the CCPPP recommendation to offer virtual interviews exclusively. TOH will offer video conferencing  or phone interviews. We do have a virtual site tour available that will be sent out with a link

Interviews can be through video conferencing or by phone.  Applicants are asked to indicate the date and rotation preferences for the interiews during the application process to try to match applicants to faculty interviewers in rotations of interested.

On the day of the interview applicants will be greated by the Director of Training who is available to answer any programmatic questions (30 minutes).

The interview  with the faculty members is approximately 90 minutes

Applicants will meet with 2 faculty members. There is time alloted to applicants to ask their questions

Applicants then meet with a current intern and can ask questions  A video of the site including office space is available and will be provided through a link  

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Living by our values Upholding the Code and living by our values helps us achieve our Vision and Mission. Our Vision To provide each patient with the world-class care, exceptional service and compassion that we would want for our loved ones. Our Mission Patient care To provide compassionate, patient-centred care with an emphasis on tertiary level and specialty care, primarily for residents of the National Capital Region, Eastern Ontario and Nunavut. Education To educate future health-care professionals in partnership with the University of Ottawa and other affiliated universities, community colleges and training organizations. Research To develop, share and apply new knowledge and technology in delivering patient care through world-leading research programs in its Research Institute and in partnership with Ottawa’s universities and colleges. Our Values Respect for the individual We treat everyone at The Ottawa Hospital with fairness, equity and respect. Our linguistic and cultural diversity are strengths in the delivery of our programs and our response to community needs. Compassion We care for patients and their loved ones with dignity and respect in a safe, healing environment. We value the physical, emotional and spiritual health of our patients and colleagues. Commitment to quality We value our ability to listen, to learn from each other and to continuously improve. We aim to meet and exceed nationally and internationally recognized standards for quality and excellence in the delivery of patient care, and in our education and research programs. Working together We believe that collaboration and working together are essential to restoring and improving health. We communicate honestly and openly and value the contributions of all team members. 5 Guidance for making ethical decisions There may be times where you will need to use your judgement to decide what to do. As Staff, it may sometimes be hard to know what action is the most ethical. Sometimes you may feel as though there is no good way to approach an issue. Use the guidance below to help make ethical decisions: Relevance (Reasonableness) To ensure that decisions are based on principles and values that “fair-minded” people can agree to. Ask yourself: ? How would I explain and defend my decision to someone else? ? Am I using reliable and accurate evidence or information to make my decision? Publicity (Fairness) To ensure that the process is inclusive and transparent. Ask yourself: ? Have I talked to or thought about the interests of people who might be affected by my decision, including people who may disagree with me? ? How will I make sure that my decision and my reasons behind it are open and clear to others? Appeals (Responsiveness) To allow for a dispute resolution process to de-escalate any conflict with those who disagree. Ask yourself: ? What would I do if someone disagreed with my decision? ? How would I change my decision if I got new information or someone disagreed with me? Enforcement (Accountability) To ensure that the first three conditions (processes) are met. Ask yourself: ? Who is accountable for the decision? ? How will I make sure that we follow through with my decision and address ongoing concerns?
Other Requirements: Employment is contingent on a police check (vulnerable sectors) COVID 19 vaccination unless medical or human rights exemption. With the exemptions leading to continuous testing to be cleared to work
Program Description

The Ottawa Hospital provides generalist predoctoral training in psychology. We offer 4 positions: three Clinical and one in Clinical Neuropsychology. The Clinical Psychology track has two 6-month rotations and interns complete taining in two of the three clinical competency areas; Adult Mental Health (Clinical), Health Psychology, and/or Rehabilitation Psychology. The Clinical Neuropsychology track  provides two 6 month experiences: Adult Acute Care Neuropsychology and  Rehabilitation Neuropsychology. The Neuropsychology Intern selects a clinical, health, or clinical rehabilitaiton area in which to spend one day a week for 6 months.  Core experiences include: psychodiagnostics, individual and group therapy, clinical research or program evaluation project, professional practice meetings, seminar series, and a supervision of supervision experience. A minimum of 4 hours of individual supervision is provided by doctoral level psychologists. The predoctoral Clinical training program is CPA accredited for 7 years (2021-2028). 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
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: Yes
Other: Individuals with physical disabilities

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: https://www.ottawahospital.on.ca/en/our-model-of-care/our-health-care-professional-team/psychology/training-program/  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: 68 61 77 72 66
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 29 29 35 32 33
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 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 P 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 25 9 18 6 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 68 63 45 28 34
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 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 0 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 0 0
Other Medical Center: 1 0 3 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0 1 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 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 2 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 4