Site Name: SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, formerly The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
The Psychology staff, in co-ordination with the other disciplines and programs at the Centre, aim to provide an intensive clinical training experience of the highest quality. Supervision is provided in both individual (three to four hours weekly) and small group formats. Numerous seminars are offered (e.g., Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Infant and Preschool Assessment and Intervention, and Clinical Theory/Therapeutic Action). Applicants should have considerable interest in a rigorous, theoretically integrated (contemporary psychoanalysis, dynamic systems theory, cognitive science) and developmental approach to assessment and treatment as this is the predominant orientation of the Psychology Department. Trainees will also have the opportunity to become familiar with a broad, bio-psychosocial, multi-systemic orientation utilizing individual and family therapy, parent counseling, and community consultation, in accordance with the needs of the case and the training objectives of the student. Trainees carry a case load of 10 hours per week which may include individuals, families, parents and assessments. The emphasis is on the development of a synthesis of personal qualities (empathy, capacity to see patterns in clinical data, etc.) and theory. There is an emphasis on critical thinking and shaping the treatment approach to the emerging needs of each patient.
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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.sickkidscmh.ca (Click educational placement, then psychology placement)
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.