Program Information: Doctoral Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1879
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Dr. Angela Fountain and Associates
Department: Doctoral Internship Program
Address: 1037 Howden Road East
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 0L7
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Toronto
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 65 km east of Toronto (in Oshawa, ON)
Phone: 905-655-5813x
Fax: 905-635-1180
Email: pzimmerman@drfountain.ca
Web Address: http://www.drfountain.ca
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.drfountain.ca/careers-and-volunteer
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Patricia Zimmerman
Chief Psychologist: Angela Fountain
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 34000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 2 weeks vacation; 3 sick days; 5 professional days; $500 towards educational expenses
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see our Doctoral Internship Training Manual for a sample weekly schedule. Available at: https://www.drfountain.ca/careers-and-volunteer
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: 11/15/2021 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:
  • Applicants will be invited for an interview by email
  • Interviews are planned to take place between Jan 10th and 27th, 2022
  • Interviews will be held virtually via secure videoconference
  • Applicants will be interviewed individually by 1-3 psychologists from the clinical supervisory team
  • Interviews will be approximately 2-2.5 hours in length (includes virtual site tour, formal interview and meeting with a current intern)
How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: McGill University; York University; University of Alberta; Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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 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: As a condition of employment, all interns are required to show proof of a clear Vulnerable Sector Police Check and proof of professional liability insurance, both completed at the intern's expense prior to beginning the internship. **Effective October 20, 2021, all new staff, students, interns/residents and volunteers are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 and any potential future required vaccinations such as boosters as a condition of employment at Dr. Angela Fountain & Associates at least fourteen (14) calendar days prior to their start date. The only exception to this new immunization mandate is for: 1) those who have written documentation of an approved medical exemption from a qualified medical professional; or 2) those who are not vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Ontario Human Rights Code. In these exception cases, those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to participate in rapid antigen testing, at their own expense, at the start of every in-person working day.**
Program Description

Dr. Angela Fountain & Associates is a group private practice in psychology that is located on a 60-acre therapeutic farm in the north end of the city of Oshawa, Ontario.  We are a friendly, creative and lively multidisciplinary team of around 20 clinical staff and students from a variety of disciplines (i.e., psychology, social work, registered psychotherapists, child and youth work) as well as a full administration team, barn staff, and volunteers.  We offer mental health services (assessment and treatment) designed to fit the needs of families, children (infants to adolescents) and adults with a range of presenting problems. We take an integrative approach to clinical work (drawing on cognitive-behavioural, attachment and relational, developmental systems, and humanistic theories) in order to develop individualized treatment programs to meet our clients’ specific needs.  Our treatment plans can range from brief solution focused interventions to longer-term more traditional treatment programs. We are particularly well known for our children's treatment programs, which include play therapy, group therapy programs, and fun therapeutic day programs throughout the summer months.

 

Unique to Dr. Angela Fountain & Associates is our clinical setting. We are located on a therapeutic farm with a full range of indoor and outdoor psychological treatment amenities, allowing us to offer all the traditional family and child community-based clinic services and more.  From our indoor consultation offices and play therapy rooms to our adjoining equine therapy stables, small animal handling facilities, recreation and swim areas, to adventures in our forest and farm meadows, practicing psychology moves to a new level of wellness that more traditional settings cannot offer. 

 

The Internship Program at Dr. Angela Fountain & Associates is intended to help prepare interns for a career as a clinical psychologist.  Through individual and group supervision, supplemented by didactic training opportunities, we strive to foster strong clinical skills in assessment and treatment with a diverse range of presenting problems and ages.  Interns will also develop their knowledge and experience applying ethical decision-making and professional standards in all aspects of their clinical work.  We encourage reflection and self-awareness combined with critical thinking and application of theory and research to support the intern in developing his/her own theory of practice.  Interns are integrated within our treatment team and day treatment programs, providing many opportunities to develop multidisciplinary professionalism and consultation skills as well as opportunities for rich learning from the broad range of skills and knowledge from colleagues in other mental health disciplines in our practice.  Being a unique, farm-based psychology practice, we strive to promote creative applications of evidence-based practices through the use of our outdoor and therapeutic farm facilities. We provide training and support in our unique equine and animal assisted therapies in addition to the traditional training and support a psychology intern needs from a field placement site.  Interns will be expected to learn and to participate in skills associated with these outdoor and therapeutic farm activities in order to integrate them into their clinical work with clients. 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

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: www.drfountain.ca  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: 5 8
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 4 6
Total number of interns: 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0
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 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 0 0 0 0
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