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 five primary training tracks:
● Adult - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology. The Cross Cancer Institute (AHS) residency position focuses on both health psychology and counselling/clinical psychology.
● Adult - Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology. Millard Health (WCB) offers a residency position that focuses on health psychology (including work focused rehabilitation), counselling/clinical psychology as well as general/formal assessment.
● Lifespan - Clinical and Counselling Psychology. The YWCA residency position focuses exclusively on clinical and counselling training. This training position offers skill development in working with individuals across the lifespan, though typically from adolescence onward.
● Lifespan - Clinical and Counselling Psychology. The University of Alberta offers one residency position that primarily focuses on counselling/clinical psychology as well as formal assessment training. This training position offers skill development in working with individuals across the lifespan including children.
● Early Lifespan – School and Child Clinical Psychology. The University of Alberta offers one residency position that primarily focuses on skill development in the areas of school and child clinical psychology. This training position offers skill development in working with individuals from early childhood to early adulthood (25 years of age or younger). This position also offers formal assessment training as it relates to school and child clinical psychology.
Please be sure to apply to the training program that interests you. If more than one is of interest, please apply to all that interest you.
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).
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