Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) is a community-based mental health centre serving infants, children, adolescents and their families. ROCK is the Lead Agency for children’s mental health services in the Halton Region. ROCK provides a multidisciplinary approach to assessment and intervention. We are committed to providing services that are inclusive, client and family-centred, professional, high quality, and accessible.
The Doctoral Residency Program in Clinical Psychology provides clinical training in psychology that promotes scholarly and scientific client-centred practice. Our program’s aim is to prepare residents for post-doctoral supervised practice in psychology and for their diverse roles as professional psychologists. Residents will develop skills and knowledge in the areas of diagnosis, assessment, consultation, treatment, and professional and ethical issues. Residents are expected to think critically about the services that they offer to clients and families and to make clinical decisions based on data collected in the therapeutic/assessment context and informed by empirical research.
Residents will complete Two Major and One Minor Rotation. The structure of the residency fosters both depth and breadth of training. The Residency structure allows for long-term therapy involvement with supervisory continuity, assessment experiences across a wide age-range (0-18 years), and involvement in a wide variety of clinical programs.
Residents will have the opportunity to gain experience across a broad range of presenting issues and modalities (i.e., family, group, individual), utilizing various theoretical orientations (e.g., EFFT, CBT, DBT, narrative, brief, solution-focused, and strength-focused therapies, trauma and attachment focused approaches). All services at ROCK are client-centred and generally seek to involve parents/caregivers, where possible. In addition to providing training in our prevention, assessment and intervention programs for children and adolescents from 6-18 years of age, training opportunities are also offered for children under the age of 6 years in prevention, assessment and intervention. Specialized training in our Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Assessment and Diagnostic Clinic is also offered to residents.