Program Information: Department of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1859
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Ontario Shores: Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Department: Department of Psychology
Address: 700 Gordon Street
Whitby, Ontario L1N 5S9
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Toronto
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 30 km East of Toronto
Phone: 905-668-5881x6804
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Andrea Gibas
Chief Psychologist: Susan Vettor
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): In lieu of benefits an additional 18% added to salary, 2 weeks of unpaid vacation, 5 paid days to attend conferences, receive $200 toward educational expenses
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/06/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants? will be notified that they have been selected for an interview email on?? ??D?e?c?e?m?b?e?r 6.  In that email applicants will be given several options for potential interview dates.  Generally speaking, i??n?t?e?r?v?i?e?w?s? are are? ?c?o?n?d?u?c?t?e?d? ?o?v?e?r? ?t?h?e? 2nd and 3rd ????week? of January. On December 6, 2021 applicants will be expected to respond to the interview offer and select a date for interview. All interviews will occur virtually.  Applicants will meet with an interview panel.  Applicants will also be given an opportunity to speak to at least one current intern which will occur via telephone or 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 Western Ontario University of British Columbia University of Victoria University of Saskatchewan OISE - University of Toronto York University University of Guelph Concordia University McGill University University of Ottawa University of Windsor University of Alberta Lakehead University Ryerson
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: No
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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
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: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
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: COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS Within Ontario Shores, the current mandate is that all new hires- including Interns - are required to be double vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment. Proof of vaccination status will need to be sent to Ontario Shores Occupational Health in order to be allowed employment within this hospital. Of note, the only exception to this new immunization mandate is for those who have an approved medical exemption from a qualified medical professional or are not vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Commission. In that case, those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to participate in rapid antigen testing. The process is as follows: • Any staff member working at the hospital, a community clinic or from home will be required to self-administer a rapid antigen test every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and provide test results to Occupational Health following each test. • These tests will be made available through Occupational Health and more information will be sent to those staff members directly about how to pick up the rapid tests and how to submit test results. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact the Internship Coordinator in advance of your application submission. AFFILIATION AGREEMENT An affiliation agreement between the interns University and internship site is necessary before the start of internship. Also successful applicants are required to produce a cleared CPIC which must be dated no more than three months prior to the start of internship.
Program Description

The primary aim of the Ontario Shores Predoctoral Internship Program is to prepare interns to become competent and autonomous clinical psychologists. Interns will develop skills and knowledge in the areas of diagnosis, assessment, consultation, treatment, as well as professional and ethical issues.

The predoctoral internship program at Ontario Shores incorporates a combination of two concurrent rotations over the course of the year for a total of 1800 hours. Please review our brochure for available rotations.

Each intern is assigned to two supervisors according to their rotations. Each supervisor is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. At the beginning of the internship the intern and their advisor set individualized written goals and objectives. Interns are to meet with each supervisor for a minimum of two hours of supervision per week for a total minimum of four hours per student.

Aside from weekly supervision, interns participate in didactic seminars designed for psychologists, case presentations, and professional development. The topics are founded in current clinical and research driven material related to professional issues, ethical dilemmas, psychodiagnostics, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology:
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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:  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: 54 71 66 68
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 14 14 13 13
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 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 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 1 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 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: 1 1 0 1 1
Correctional Facility: 0 0 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 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 1 0