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).
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