Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1854
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health, formerly The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre
Department: Psychology
Address: 440 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2H4
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Toronto
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 416-924-1164x3314
Fax: 416-924-8208
Web Address: (Click educational placement, then psychology placement)
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Susan Yabsley
Chief Psychologist: Susan Yabsley
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2021
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: 30844.25
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 10 statutory holidays
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see our Doctoral Internship Brochure for a sample weekly schedule.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/15/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/04/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/11/2021
Interview process description:
  • individual interviews with 1-3 staff psychologists
  • approximately 1.5 hours long
  • preferred in-person interviews but due to COVID-19 we will be having all interviews virtually
  • opportunity to meet with current or former intern after interview virtually
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/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education Guelph University York University Chicago School of Professional Psychology Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago PACE 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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: At SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (SickKids CCMH), we are entrusted with responsibility for providing the highest quality care to the children and families we serve. We must ensure that the highest standards of business and ethical conduct, integrity and professionalism are practiced in fulfilling these responsibilities. As such, SickKids CCMH promotes a culture of transparent, open and honest communication and fosters a respectful work environment that is free from violence, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The Code of Conduct (Code) applies to staff employed by or associated with SickKids CCMH including Board trustees, employees, volunteers, students, independent and external contract workers. The Code provides guidance on the ethical standards and obligations set for SickKids CCMH Community; and, in the unfortunate event that a breach of the Code occurs, SickKids CCMH is committed to exercising a fair and just approach in dealing with all breaches. As such, the Code incorporates the Whistleblowing policy to provide a framework for personnel to raise concerns without fear of retaliation for suspected violates of the code, related policies, and/or the law. SickKids CCMH is committed to protecting individuals who report in good faith and/or file a complaint regarding suspected violations of the Code of Conduct, Related Policies or the law. Please, contact psychology Training Leader Susan Yabsley, Ph.D. @
Other Requirements: A Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) Police Check satisfactory to SickKids CCMH
Program Description

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.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


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

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 29 21 23
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 16 18
Total number of interns: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 1 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 3 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0