Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1831
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Department: Psychology
Address: 150 Kilgour Road
Toronto, Ontario M4G 1R8
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Toronto
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Toronto
Phone: 416-425-6220x6448
Fax:
Email: vnolan@hollandbloorview.ca
Web Address: http://www.hollandbloorview.ca
Brochure Website's Address: https://hollandbloorview.ca/research-education/teaching-learning-institute/centralized-student-services
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Vicki Nolan
Chief Psychologist:
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Position Information
Start Date: 09/07/2021
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: 32231
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): access to funds for professional development, access to fitness facility, Employee assistance program, paid statutory holidays, 2 weeks vacation paid in lieu
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are typically involved in a range of work, predominantly client related activities (i.e reviewing charts, interviewing parents, assessing clients, scoring, writing reports etc), balanced with some research activities and didactics (e.g. attending seminars, Rounds, working on research activities).
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: 11/15/2021 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:

Candidates will participate in a one hour virtual interview with a panel of two to three supervisors, plus the Director of Training.  Following the interview, candidates will have the opportunity to meet informally through a virtual session with our current interns. They will also be able to access a virtual tour of the facility.  

Ontario interview dates will fall between January 10th to January 21st, 2022.

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: 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 start of internship
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 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: Criminal reference background check. All new employees of the hospital (and therefore residents/interns) must be fully (i.e., double vaccinated) against COVID-19.
Program Description

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a pediatric rehabilitation facility that provides services for children and adolescents with a wide range of developmental needs and disabilities. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services under two major programs: the Child Development Program and the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team.Our primary goal is to train future psychologists who are competent in providing clinical services to children and their families. Using a mastery model of training, interns gain experience with diverse health care issues including physical disabilities e.g. neuromuscular disorders (such as spina bifida and muscular dystrophy), neurodevelopmental disorders (such as cerebral palsy, ADHD, and autism) and acquired brain injuries. The internship program provides training in broad-based skills of assessment, consultation and treatment that can be readily generalized to other populations, including typically developing children who may be referred to psychology services in school boards or other community agencies.Following the mastery model, we adopt a developmental approach where interns are expected to assume increased responsibility and independence as the year progresses. Through this approach, interns acquire valuable skills such as conducting comprehensive intake interviews, providing therapeutic feedback (including breaking difficult news), conducting standardized assessments as well as learning how to adapt assessments to accommodate varying abilities and needs, formulating differential diagnoses, providing CBT within a group model, as well as individual counselling to clients, and consultation to parents, teachers, and other professionals. We insure that interns have opportunities to work with clients from a range of ages (preschool to older adolescents), diverse cultural backgrounds and a variety of diagnostic groups.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults:
Family:
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender:
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
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: www.hollandbloorview.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: 44 26 38 46
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 14 18 26
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 39 18 26 28
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 54 56 33 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: 1 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 1 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 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: 1 1 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 1 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 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 1 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 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