Site Name: Correctional Service of Canada
Interviews will be held virtually and typicallly last about 1.5 to 2 hours with the opportunity to ask questions. You will be interviewed by two psychologists who are part of the internship steering committee but may or may not be supervising interns. The interviews are competency based and questions include clinical/practical/diagnostic experience and ethical issues.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) offers a Pre-Doctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology. The purpose of the CSC Pre-Doctoral Internship is to provide education and training for clinicians in order for them to meet both the requirements for completion of a doctoral degree as well as to facilitate registration as a Psychologist, with competencies in the areas of both clinical and correctional/forensic psychology. CSC ascribes to a scholar practitioner model of training and accepts applicants from both PhD and PsyD programs. Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, although Canadians who are attending accredited US-based doctoral programs are of course welcome to apply.
There is currently one position in and around the Kingston region. This position focuses on applications of clinical psychology to male federal offenders. There is one position in the Kitchener site at Grand Valley Institution working with women. Each intern will complete a primary rotation that encompasses the full year, supplemented by both formal and informal secondary rotations. or "one off" experiences. The focus is on providing a range of experiences rather than specific individual rotations. The CSC internship is a generalist clinical internship, providing a wide range of assessment and treatment opportunities, within an organization with a large cohort of psychologists. Many interns remain with CSC as employees following completion of their internship year.
Interns must have a valid drivers license and a vehicle.
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Interns also have the opportunity to participate in a range of correctional psychology activities including assessment for risk of violence, sex offender assessment, assessments for suicide and self harm.
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.