Program Information: Lutherwood - Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1866
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Waterloo Region Psychology Consortium (WRPC)
Department: Lutherwood - Psychology
Address: 285
Benjamin Road
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3Z4
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 100 km west of Toronto
Phone: 519-884-1470x2287
Fax: 519-886-8479
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
  • School District
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Karen MacLeod
Chief Psychologist: Karen MacLeod
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
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: 34000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $200.00 per person for conference/workshop attendance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Dependent on track (child/adult) and rotation site - and includes a combination of assessment, intervention, consultation, supervision, and program evaluation/research. Interdisciplinary consultation and learning occur at each site. Each week also provides didactic training and protected peer consultation time.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations The training clinic for the Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Waterloo is part of our Consortium (the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment). We reserve one of our positions for an applicant from the UW program (if applicable) each year.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

 * Interview dates will be in January 2022.

 *We comply with common notification date for interview notification, as well as with recommended regional interview periods for Ontario.

* Applicants are invited for interview by email on common notification day for Ontario sites (Dec 4, 2020) by Training Director.

 *Interviews consist of group information session with Training Director and consoritum Site Coordinators, followed by individual interview with a team of interviewers, about one hour in length.  Meeting wtih current residents also offered. 

*Due to COVID-19 pandemic precautions, all interviews will be held virtually (by video conference (preferred) or telephone.

* Requests to meet with specific staff will be accommodated if possible

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: York University, University of Buffalo, University of Saskatchewan, Concordia University, University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, Wheaton University, University of Guelph, University of Toronto (OISE), Ryerson University, McMaster University, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, University of New Brunswick, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of Regina
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: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 300
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: Trainees must complete screening checks for police vulnerable sectors (criminal reference check), medical certification, and promise of confidentiality if matched before beginning employment. Our residency consortium's host agency (and thus employer of residents), Lutherwood, requires all new staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The COVID-19 Workplace Vaccination Policy requires all current staff (including residents) to either a) provide proof of full vaccination or b) complete a vaccination education session and engage in COVID rapid antigen testing and demonstrate a negative result twice per week.
Program Description

The Waterloo Region Psychology Consortium (WRPC) is a consortium of six partners including Lutherwood (host organization), the University of Waterloo’s Campus Wellness and Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment, the Waterloo Region District School Board, Homewood Health Centre, and Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington. Together, we are able to offer three full time psychology residency positions for the 2022-23 training year, two working primarily or entirely with adults, and one working entirely with children and adolescents. The residency program began operation in September, 2013 and achieved accreditation as an Internship in Professional Psychology by the Canadian Psychological Association in 2017 for a term of five years. We will be participating in the re-accreditation process in 2022. 

The training program develops clinicians to be capable of sound, independent professional functioning in the provision of psychological assessment, intervention and consultation. It builds on the base of knowledge and experience that residents have already begun to establish in graduate school and in previous clinical training placements. A healthy work-life balance and the development of professional identity is actively encouraged. 

The consortium settings offer opportunities for residents to develop and hone their skills in working with  clients with complex and serious challenges, and we offer excellent breadth of training via rotations in diverse clinical settings. We encourage the development of clinical understanding within a variety of theoretical orientations.  Residents are expected to evaluate practice-related research and inform their clinical decisions with current evidence.

Every effort is made to individualize residents’ training opportunities to suit their particular interests and needs, and provide the degree of supervision necessary to facilitate gradually increasing independence while managing complex cases effectively.

WRPC and its member organizations are committed to equity and inclusion, and we foster a workplace culture that respects, appreciates, and values diversity in all aspects of individual identities. We strive to ensure an inclusive and accesible workplace and support residents who require accomodations - applicants are encouraged to contact the Training Director with regard to any questions or required accomodations.  WRPC acknowledges Canada’s history of colonialism and systemic racism and the need for structural and institutional change.  We are committed to the work of anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and anti-oppression in the field of psychology and in our broader systems and society.  

Psychological services provided through the Waterloo Region Psychology Consortium are regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario and are offered in accordance with the relevant legislative acts and professional standards, guidelines, and codes of ethics. 

Further information is available at: Predoctoral Psychology Residency | Lutherwood  - links can be found on this page for the WRPC Residency Guide (which contains further detail on our program, rotations, eligibility and application requirements), as well as our Policy and Procedure Manual.  

In addition to being members of APPIC, the WRPC is a member of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs  (CCPPP:, and are listed on their Internship Directory:

Application to the consortium may be made through AAPI online. Deadline for applications for the 2022 - 2023 residency year is November 5, 2021.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: dependent on rotations

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

Degree of exposure to the above areas is variable, dependent on resident track, rotations, and training goals.

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: 62 63 55 85
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 36 55 35
Total number of interns: 4 5 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 5 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 5 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 4 5 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 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: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 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: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 2 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: 2 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 0 0