Program Information: Regional Rehabilitation Centre (Neuropsychology)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1867
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Hamilton Health Sciences
Department: Regional Rehabilitation Centre (Neuropsychology)
Address: Hamilton Health Sciences, Regional Rehabilitation Centre
First Floor Mailroom, 300 Wellington Street North
Attention: Dr. Joanna Sue, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8E7
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Hamilton (Burlington)
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 45 miles from Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: 905-521-2100x41186
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Joanna Sue
Chief Psychologist:
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
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: 39800
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Residents are entitled to 10 paid vacation days and 12 paid statutory holidays, in lieu of benefits.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please refer to brochure.
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? 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: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Neuropsychology Program: Virtual interviews will take place on January 17, 18, & 21, 2022. You will be asked to attend ONE of the virtual interview days. Please contact Dr. Sue ( for additional information.

 *Note: Hamilton Health Sciences also has a Clinical Child Program. Please see separate listing for additional details regarding the application and interview process or contact the Director of Training for this program, Dr. Jennifer McTaggart.

*With respect to the Citizenship Requirement below, we require EITHER Canadian Citizenship, US Citizenship or a valid work permit that continues through to the end of August 2022. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 100
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 300
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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: Effective September 2021, all employees and learners at HHS are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or written proof of a medical reason).
Program Description

The Clinical Neuropsychology Residency program is a full-time commitment over the course of one calendar year from September 6, 2022 to August 31, 2023, and will provide Residents with well over the minimum of 1600 hours of supervised experience. Residents are able to select major rotations in the Adult Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABIP), in the Integrated Stroke Program, in Adult Consultation Neuropsychology, and/or the Pediatric Neuropsychology Programs (i.e., Pediatric Oncology, General Neurology, Epilepsy). They work on inpatient interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams and in outpatient consultation services. Typically, they spend about 1.5 to 2 days per week devoted to their major rotations for about 5 months. In addition, Residents have opportunities to participate in group treatment and to carry individual treatment cases, often through the ABIP program, over the course of the entire Residency with designated time devoted to treatment. 

In the 2022-2023 year, our program is also able to offer minor rotations in other areas of interest (e.g., Chronic Pain, Specialized Developmental and Behavioural Services, etc.). Opportunities for educational rounds/didactics are also provided. Please refer to the Brochure for additional information or contact the Director of Training, Dr. Joanna Sue, if you have any questions about our program.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: Exposure to other populations is possible. It depends on the nature of the referrals and who is admitted into the inpatient units.

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

Please see brochure for more details around training opportunities. This site offers diversity of patient populations for both assessment, rehabilitation, treatment and consultation experiences; however, not all rotations or experiences can be guaranteed to be available each year. Please contact the Director of Training if you have any specific questions.

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: 23 54 28 30
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 11 22 18 18
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: 1 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 20 13 32 38
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 115 143 62 100
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 2 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: 1 0 0 0 0
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: 1 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 2 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 2