Program Information: McMaster Children's Hospital

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1830
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Hamilton Health Sciences
Department: McMaster Children's Hospital
Address: P.O.Box 2000 Station A
MUMC 3G-87B
Hamilton, Ontario L8N3Z5
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Hamilton (Burlington)
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 45 miles from Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 905-521-2100x74260
Fax: 905-521-5062
Email: mctaggart@hhsc.ca
Web Address: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/learning/*psychology-predoctoral-residency-program-2__;Iw!!JB7FzA!c3SPbtgDuh_F2yq7VE_5zuIBWZePRhnD702GlJ145utqIeczoqjLJ3fUva87So0$
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/learning/
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer McTaggart Ph.D., C.Psych.
Chief Psychologist: Katie Lok
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 39800
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Residents are entitled to 10 paid vacation days and 12 paid statutory holidays, in lieu of benefits.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day includes one hour of supervision, two hours of direct clinical time, three hours of indirect/client-related work (report writing, therapy preparation), one hour of team consultation, and half an hour of administrative activities.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Universal Interview Notification and Response Dates (as per CCPPP):

Friday, December 3, 2021 - Universal NOTIFICATION Date

That is, all applicants applying at Canadian Internship Sites will be informed of their interview status on this day but no interviews will be booked until the following Monday.

Monday, December 6, 2021 - Universal RESPONSE/BOOKING date

This is the date applicants can begin contacting sites who have offered them interviews. Specifically, that means student can start booking their interviews with their internship sites at 11:00 am EST on Monday, December 6, 2021.

 

2022 Interviews:

All 2022 interviews will be conducted individually and virtually with 3 psychologists from the Residency Training Committee. As outlined by CCPPP, Ontario interviews will take place between January 10-24, 2022. There will also be a virtual Open House for applicant groups to meet with the Director of Training and current residents. Applicants will be sent a video that offers a virtual tour. If COVID restrictions allow, the possibility of an onsite tour will be considered.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: OISE/UT, University of Guelph, York University, University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Western University, University of Windsor, Queen's University, McGill University, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba and several American universities.
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: No
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: 150
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited 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: Effective September 2021, all employees and learners at Hamilton Health Sciences are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or written proof of a medical reason).
Program Description

Two full time residency positions in Clinical Child Psychology at HHS are available for the 2022-2023 training year.

Two positions are also offered in adult Clinical Neuropsychology at HHS (see separate APPIC listing).

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
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://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/learning/*psychology-predoctoral-residency-program-2__;Iw!!JB7FzA!c3SPbtgDuh_F2yq7VE_5zuIBWZePRhnD702GlJ145utqIeczoqjLJ3fUva87So0$  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: 70 62 55 51 59
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 31 29 25 20 25
Total number of interns: 4 3 3 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 3 3 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 3 3 2 2
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 2 3 3 2 2
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 2 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 12 11 16 19
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 49 41 40 18 36
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 2 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 0 0 0
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 2
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 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 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 3 0 0 2 0