Eastern Health offers a twelve-month pre-doctoral residency in clinical psychology. The program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. The annual stipend for the residency is $30,000, and benefits include vacation, educational, and sick leave, and health insurance.
Our pre-doctoral residency program endorses the scholar-practitioner training model. Whenever possible, didactic training precedes the supervised implementation of learning in the delivery of psychological services. Residents are encouraged to continue developing their skills in scientific thinking as these skills apply to providing evidence-based practice within an interdisciplinary health care environment. Further, as a generalist program, we provide diverse experiences to residents, involving different professional roles, client populations and treatment modalities, both in the area of mental health and in other areas of health care.
Two streams are currently available within the Eastern Health program: Adult Stream Mental Health Stream (1 resident), and a Health Psychology Stream (1 resident)Applicants may apply to one or more streams.
For each stream, the residency program is designed to provide supervised training in the following core competencies of psychological practice: (1) psychological assessment; (2) intervention; (3) consultation; (4) program development and evaluation; (5) interpersonal relationships; (6) professional standards and ethics; (7) supervision.
Training in the core competencies is accomplished through the development of an individualized training program consisting of required and optional rotations. Each stream consists of a required, yearlong rotation at the primary site(s) for the stream, as well as a required assessment rotation and required supervision rotation. Residents will also choose one or two additional optional minor rotations. Optional rotations provide specialized opportunities to address core competencies or individualized training goals.
Consistent with the CPA accreditation criteria, residents are provided a minimum of four hours per week of supervision, including three hours of individual supervision, and one hour of group supervision. Residents from all streams participate together in group supervision and a two-hour weekly seminar. Residents are offered weekly professional development time. For more complete information about our residency program, please see our website www.easternhealth.ca/careers/