Department : Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1838
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kingston Internship Consortium
Department: Psychological Services
Address: C/O Ongwanada
191 Portsmouth Avenue
Kingston, Ontario K7M 8A6
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 300 Kms from Montreal/Toronto; 200 kms from Ottawa/Syracuse
Phone: 613-548-4417x2240
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Consortium
  • Medical School
  • Psychology Department
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Sean Kerry
Chief Psychologist: Sean Kerry
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical work day can vary by site in the Consortium. Most sites are focused on assessment, as well as consultation through multidisciplinary teams. Opportunities to develop psychotherapy skills and treatment interventions are available at almost all sites in the Consortium.
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/02/2022
Tentative interview date: January 12, 13, 16, 17, 2023
Interview process description:

For each interview, the interview process will be about 75 minutes.  All interviews will be virtual/videoconferenced through a browser based platform.  (Our host agency typically uses the Blue Jeans network, however we can be flexible with the candidates based on their needs). 

The process will begin with a written scenario, which will be sent to the candidate by email.  Once the written is completed and returned to the administrative assistant, we will set up the formal interview.  Our Interview Committee  is composed of members from each consortial rotation.  Following the interview, the candidate will have the opportunity to meet with the current interns individually and ask subsequent questions about their experience.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Toronto, York, Victoria, Concordia, Lakehead, Windsor, Alberta, Regina, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Dalhousie, New Brunswick, Simon Fraser University, Memorial 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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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:
Program Description

Ongwanada is the lead agency for the Kingston Internship Consortium (KIC). The Consortium is designed to prepare a psychology intern to practice as a Clinical Psychologist. This Canadian Psychological Association-accredited internship provides a breadth of training experiences with a diverse population. The interns work with individuals with physical, emotional, cognitive, social and/or occupational impairments. These impairments may have occurred as a result of developmental, illness, trauma, or injury processes.

Recognizing that disabilities present different challenges to individuals at different stages of their development, the internship also exposes interns to a lifespan perspective. To accomplish these goals, the Kingston Internship Consortium (KIC) unites the resources of five agencies in the Kingston Community, which each provides a unique perspective on the role and skills required of psychologists in the identification of function and disability, the promotion of maximum participation, and the minimization of limitations.

The four agencies are Ongwanada, Queen's University, Providence Care Hospital,  KidsInclusive. The Kingston Internship Consortium is endorsed and supported by the administration within each agency.

In October 2018, the Kingston Internship Consortium was re-accredited for a period of six years by the Canadian Psychological Association. The Accreditation term runs until 2023/24.

Kingston Internship Consortium Mission Statement

The Kingston Internship Consortium's training focus is to develop psychologists whose broad knowledge, skills and values can be applied in clinical psychology as well as to ensure they are competent to utilize the knowledge, skills and values working within a wide range of clinical areas and populations.

In addition to applied training in the core competencies of Psychological Services practice (Interpersonal Relationships, Assessment and Evaluation, Intervention and Consultation, Research, Ethics and Standards, Supervision) our approach emphasizes the scientist-practitioner model to all aspects of Psychological Services.

Training opportunities occur while working with multifaceted complex cases within the contexts of populations with acquired and developmental disabilities, using the resources across five agencies. The collaboration among the varied agencies (which are funded by different government ministries) provides exceptional opportunities for clinical and role diversity in settings that are hospital and community based, involve multiple interprofessional teams, various supervision roles, and a variety of practice models.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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:   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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 0 38 20 20 22 13
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 0 19 16 16 13 7
Total number of interns: 0 2 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 2 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 2 2 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 2 2 0 3 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 54
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 1 0 0 1 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 01 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 01 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0