Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1818
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Hospital for Sick Children
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Toronto
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 0 miles - Downtown Toronto
Phone: 416-813-7654x204584
Fax: 416-813-8839
Email: sharon.guger@sickkids.ca
Web Address: https://www.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/clinical-departments/psychology/#education
Brochure Website's Address: http://chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sickkids.ca%2Fsiteassets%2Fcare--services%2Fclinical-departments%2Fpsychology%2Fsk-residency-brochure-2022-2023.pdf&clen=800456&chunk=true
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Sharon Guger
Chief Psychologist: Jonathan Golden
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $500 Professional Development Funds
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants invited for an interview will be notified by email.  Dates in early-to-mid January will be offered to applicants as agreed upon by CCPPP. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual and/or remote interviews will be offered to applicants.  Interviews will include a group meeting with the Director of Training, 2 individual interviews with a panel of 2-3 training committee members, and a separate meeting with current residents.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Concordia University, Simon Fraser University, Ryerson University, Vanderbilt University, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, University of Miami, University of Ottawa, University of Toronto (OISE), University of Western Ontario, University of Windsor, York University, Wayne State 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: No
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 Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not 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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Effective September 2021, all SickKids staff including including trainees are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 fourteen (14) calendar days prior to their start date; or (b) obtain an approved exemption based on disability (medical), creed (religion) or other ground enumerated in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Program Description

The goal of the Predoctoral Residency in Paediatric Psychology at the Hospital for Sick Children is to prepare new psychologists for the varied demands of professional practice in pediatric psychology using a scientist/practitioner model. The program is designed to ensure experience in assessment (psychological/developmental, psychoeducational, neuropsychological), psychological interventions and clinical research.

The program follows an evidence-based/best practices approach and a developmental framework to conceptualize a child's needs and challenges in the context of their families, their culture and their language of origin. Residents will have experience with children of all ages who present with psychological problems related to congenital, perinatal, medical, or acquired conditions, or mental health issues. Clinical research is highly valued and closely integrated with patient care activities. Residents also attend a variety of didactic and patient-oriented rounds relevant to their specific rotations, as well as a didactic seminar series and Monthly Psychology Rounds within the Department of Psychology.

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: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students:
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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.sickkids.ca/en/care-services/clinical-departments/psychology/#education  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: 50 46 68
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 18 16 16 21
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 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 3 3 3 3 3
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 11 12 14 23 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 46 166 59 42 49
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 2 0 3 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 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: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 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: 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 0
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 0