Program Information: Educational Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1876
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Edmonton Health and Counselling Psychology Residency Consortium
Department: Educational Psychology
Address: 1-135 Education North Building
11210 - 87 Avenue
University of Alberta
Alberta, Alberta T6G 2G5
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Edmonton
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: In a major city
Phone: 780-616-0526
Fax:
Email: kevin.wallace@ualberta.ca
Web Address: https://www.ualberta.ca/educational-psychology/centres-and-institutes/clinical-services/standard-page.html
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/info/hp/phys/if-hp-phys-psych-residency-brochure.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Kevin Wallace
Chief Psychologist: Terilyn Pott
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 16
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 33704
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Fringe benefits vary from site to site. Each major rotation is a with different employer. As such, residents have a range of benefits. We encourage you to inquire about benefits that are important to you - to see if your major rotation of interest can accommodate the benefit you seek.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day starts at 8:30 am and ends at 4:30 pm. This can vary somewhat from site to site. Training specialties at each major rotation also vary. As such, each resident will have a different work schedule. Some may focus on seeing individual or group clients (counselling/clinical), others may focus time on providing some clinical supervision, others may focus some time on formal assessments (testing, interpreting, writing reports). All residents will receive regular supervision, so each work day likely will include some direct supervision. All sites coordinate activities whereby residents can be in touch with each other. As such, there is often an opportunity for peer supervision or consultation. Your work day also likely will include time for training and time for administration tasks. We aim to help our residents maintain a healthy work-life balance which also includes attention to self-care. So each resident is encouraged to arrange their schedule to fit both the needs of the site and the needs of the resident.
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: 11/15/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/30/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/15/2021
Interview process description:

We anticipate largely virtual interviews this year. This will depend somewhat on the status of the pandemic at the time of interviewing. Interviews are conducted by a panel interview with representatives from all 4 consortium partners. This includes the Director of Training and the Psychology Practice Lead, as well as respresentatives from each site. We also offer time during the interview days for applicants to speak with active interns. Site tours may be available. Our interviews will likley be held in mid-December 2021 or early January 2022. 

Note: Minimum APPI hours do vary from site to site. For example, some sites will not require a mimimum APPI assessment hours. 

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 Alberta, University of Calgary, Adler 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: 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: 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree
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

The Edmonton Health and Counselling Psychology (EHCP) Residency Consortium is located within the greater area of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – a large city with a metropolitan population of over 1.4 million people. Edmonton is the fifth largest city in Canada and is situated in central Alberta along the North Saskatchewan River.

The Edmonton Health and Counselling Psychology Residency Consortium is delighted to offer a clinical and counselling psychology internship training program that is hosted by The University of Alberta, Millard Health (WCB Alberta), the YWCA Edmonton, and Cross Cancer Institute (Alberta Health Services). Our main areas of training focus on clinical and counselling psychology across the lifespan, including specialized training in interventions, formal assessment, health psychology and school and child clinical psychology.

Several of our partner sites have been providing doctoral internships in the Edmonton area for decades. One of our partner sites (Millard Health) maintained a strong CPA Accredited Doctoral internship program for many years. They bring us a wealth of important experience related to running a CPA accredited program, given that one of our long-term objectives is to attain accreditation.  For the past 10 years, members of our consortium have worked closely together to start building a Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Accredited Doctoral Internship. In our current composition, the consortium is entering its second year as a training program.

There are three primary training tracks:

●      Adult - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology. This is a major focus of our Cross Cancer Institute (AHS) and Millard Health (WCB) sites and includes a focus on health psychology, rehabilitation, counselling, and general/formal assessment.

●      Lifespan - Clinical and Counselling Psychology. This is a major focus of our University of Alberta and YWCA sites and includes counselling as well as general and formal assessment training. 

●      Child and Adolescent - School and Child Clinical. This is a major focus of our University of Alberta and includes counselling interventions as well as general and formal assessment training. 

Our training program is a full-time 12 month program that takes place between September to August. Our program exceeds 2000 hours (average of 2080 hours with a minimum of 2072 hours).

Please visit our website for more information. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

Varies from site to site. 

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: https://www.ualberta.ca/educational-psychology/centres-and-institutes/clinical-services/standard-page.html  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:
Number of applicants invited for interviews:
Total number of interns:
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs:
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program
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
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 01
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 0 0 0 02
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