Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1839
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
Department: Psychology
Address: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
1145 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Ottawa-Gatineau
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 613-722-6521x7135
Fax: 613-761-3628
Email: Philip.Grandia@theroyal.ca
Web Address: http://www.theroyal.ca/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.theroyal.ca/predoctoral-residency-program-clinical-psychology
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: Philip Grandia
Chief Psychologist: Michele Todd
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 29
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
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): Sick leave (5 days) includes personal leave. Vacation entitlement is 20 days plus statutory holidays. Professional development time (10 days) may include dissertation work, attending workshops or conference, or other professional development activities.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Primary rotation clinical work two days per week for the year. Secondary rotation clincal work one day per week for six months (two secondary rotations; one each half of the residency year). Half-day per week for program evaluation work. Half-day per week flex time used at Resident's discretion. Friday seminar and group supervision day. One Friday per month is an unscheduled work day.
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: 11/01/2021 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:

Applicants are shortlisted for interview on December 3, 2021. Virtual interviews will be scheduled for January 2022. Details are outlined in the residency brochure.

As with application ratings, interview performance is rated primarily on the fit between applicants’ goals for their residency year and the opportunities available at The Royal. The level of breadth and/or depth of an applicant’s clinical experiences, particularly those experiences with a focus on evidence-based practices, is also considered given the applicant’s expressed interests in client populations served at The Royal. An understanding of how a residency at The Royal fits within the applicant’s overall objectives for their career is also an important factor.

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
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 start of internship
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 Not 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: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Clear Police Records Check for Service with Vulnerable Sector valid within 6 months of the residency start date. Professional liability insurance, up-to-date immunization record, and tuberculosis test are required at start of residency.
Program Description

The Royal’s CPA-accredited Predoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Psychology provides generalist training in a tertiary mental health care setting following the scientist-practitioner model. Residents complete one full year primary rotation (2 days/week) and two six-month secondary rotations (1 day/week). In addition, one half day per week is scheduled for the program evaluation project, and one half day per week scheduled for flex time to be used at the Resident’s discretion. Three Fridays per month are reserved for seminars, peer consultation and group supervision (Resident Group Day). One Friday per month is an “unscheduled work day”. Supervision of a practicum student, hospital committee work and other core requirements round out the residency year.

 

The Royal’s residency program now uses a multi-track system. Each track represents the clinical program in which a Resident will complete their primary rotation. Secondary rotations are assigned after the APPIC Match. Secondary rotation assignments are based on Resident interest and the pool of available secondary rotations.

The Royal is welcoming applications to the following five tracks for the 2022-23 residency year (track numbers will be updated in this brochure in August 2021 following NMS registration):

-     Operational Stress Injury Clinic: 2 positions

-     Community Mental Health Program: 1 position

-     Integrated Forensics Program: 1 position

-     Mood and Anxiety Program: 1 position

-     Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program: 1 position

 

Secondary rotations will be available in the following clinical programs for the 2022-23 residency year:

-     Community Mental Health Program

-     Geriatric Psychiatry Program

-     Integrated Forensics Program

-     Integrated Schizophrenia Recovery Program

-     Mood and Anxiety Program

-     Operational Stress Injury Clinic

-     Substance Use and Concurrent Disorders Program

-     Youth Psychiatry Program

 

Note: Applicants are welcome to apply separately to as many of the five tracks as they would like. Applicants are encouraged to identify their four preferred secondary rotations in order of preference.

The Royal’s CPA-accredited Predoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Psychology provides generalist training in a tertiary mental health care setting following the scientist-practitioner model. Residents complete one full year primary rotation (typically 2 days/week) and two six-month secondary rotations (typically 1 day/week). In addition, one half day per week is scheduled for the program evaluation project, and one half day per week scheduled for flex time to be used at the Resident’s discretion. Three Fridays per month are reserved for seminars, peer consultation and group supervision (Resident Group Day). One Friday per month is an “unscheduled work day”.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research:
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: www.theroyal.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: 93 83 80 108 123
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 34 24 23 29 41
Total number of interns: 7 6 6 5 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 6 6 5 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 6 6 5 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 7 6 6 5 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 6 3 6 10 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 33 29 32 23 60
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 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 0 0 2
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: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 3 0 1 2
Correctional Facility: 1 1 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 1 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 6 0 2 2 1
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 3 1 0