Program Information: Clinical Residency Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1870
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: CBT Associates
Department: Clinical Residency Program
Address: 181 University Avenue
Suite 1101
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M7
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Toronto
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 416-363-2444x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address: http://Please email for an updated Brochure
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Janine Cutler
Chief Psychologist: Khush Amaria
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Position Information
Start Date: 09/07/2021
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: 35000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Residents will also receive a conference attendance allowance of $1,000, and will be provided with $500 to purchase relevant training manuals.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Residents will spend a minimum of 50% of their Residency in direct client contact. Clinical contact may also include work through MindBeacon Guided Therapy Program, which is a digital platform developed by CBT Associates to enhance traditional in-person CBT sessions, and provide a standalone internet-based CBT approach, providing evidence-based protocol-driven treatment under the guidance of a therapist. Opportunities for internal and external consultation are available. In addition to their clinical work, Residents will also participate in report-writing, clinical readings, educational and didactic seminars, and supervision. Residents may also have the opportunity to work on research projects within the clinic, such as analyzing outcome data for our new digital platform. Each Resident will receive a minimum of four hours of supervision per week by a doctoral-level, registered psychologist. Opportunities for consultation and collaboration with other registered practitioners are provided. Weekly assessment rounds are one hour in length, and are focused on diagnostic assessment, ethics, case presentations and didactic presentations. Monthly skills-based rounds focused on specific CBT strategies will also be scheduled. Residents are also required to attend monthly training sessions that are focused on the development and enhancement of CBT skills for numerous clinical conditions. Residents may be asked to work at more than one CBT Associates location and/or virtually only based on status of COVID-related restrictions. Services provided by residents would be similar at all locations or if offered via tele-therapy (telephone, video and/or digital only). Residents are assigned to locations based on preference and referral volume. Administrative supports are available at all locations and for virtual service provision.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/06/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Interviews for invited applicants take place between January 10 and 31, 2022.  Interviews are typically one hour in length with the Director of Training and Psychologists providing supervision, and can be conducted on-site, by phone or by videoconference - but virtually will be preferred this year. Applicants will have an opportunity to meet with current residents for a Q&A period on the same day or subsequent to interview. We anticipate all interviews occuring via videoconferencing for 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: University of Toronto (OISE), York University, University of Windsor, University of Alberta, Fielding University, Ryerson University
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: 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:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology 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:
Program Description

CBT Associates Clinical Psychology Residency Program is one of the first exclusively in a private practice setting. We currently have three resident positions that we select from some of the most qualified candidates across Canada and the United States. The Clinical Psychology Residency Program is committed to the Scientist-Practitioner model, which is reflected through the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as our main treatment modality.

Research has indicated that the way we think and behave powerfully affects our emotions. CBT helps clients change their negative and anxious thoughts and behaviours, so they can feel and function better, in order to improve quality of life. Rigorous clinical trials have proven that CBT is effective in improving symptoms of depression, anxiety, psychosis, amongst other conditions.

Through an evidence-based education, Residents will learn how to collaborate with clients to design personalized case conceptualizations and treatment plans that may also integrate a number of related therapeutic approaches. These include, but are not limited to, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Residents within our program are encouraged to anchor their clinical service in a thorough review of existing scientific literature and evaluate their interventions systematically.

CBT Associates is committed to assisting Residents in developing advanced clinical skills in CBT and provide effective and evidence-based treatment to clients. This immersive experience will ensure that Residents develop assessment, treatment, consultation and ethical skills to prepare them to work as independent practitioners.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Residents will also be involved in Therapist-assisted internet-delivered CBT services, provided via Developed within our clinics and through our expertise, MindBeacon's Therapist Guided Program is designed to help client’s improve mental health and resilience when experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, or negative thoughts and feelings. MindBeacon provides therapy that works, in a way that is affordable and easy to access.

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: 7 10 19 9 44
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 4 7 6 5 24
Total number of interns: 2 3 2 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 3 1 1 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 3 1 1 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 3 2 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 17 8 0 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 23 58 35 25
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 1 2 1 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 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 1 2 2 2
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 1 0 0