Department : Dr. Dilys Haner - London Family Court Clinic

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1883
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Narwhal Consortium (prev. LCYFFPC)
Department: Dr. Dilys Haner - London Family Court Clinic
Address: 254 Pall Mall St.
Suite 200
London, Ontario N6A5P6
Country: Canada
Metro Area: London
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: In downtown London, Ont.
Phone: 519-280-3736x
Fax: 519-675-7772
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Dilys Haner
Chief Psychologist: Colin King
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 09/03/2024
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: 40000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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: 11/17/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/04/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2023, 01/10/2023, 01/11/2023, 01/12/2023, 01/13/2023
Interview process description:

NPC notifies applicants who have been selected for an interview in step with CCPPP guidelines.  This year, interview notification day is Friday, December 1, 2023.  Interviews will be scheduled in consultation with interviewees on Monday, December 4, 2023.  We are flexible to accomodate virtual interviews the week of January TKTKTK.  Applicants will interview individually with 2 NPC psychologists for 1-1.5 hours.  Opportunities to follow up with questions to the DCT are always available.  We welcome requests to interview with a specific primary supervisor (for 2024-25 these are Drs. Bryant, Harris, King, Radford, and Bildfell).  We encourage interviewees to speak with a former consortium resident after interviewing and will provide their contact information to those who request it after the interview.

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 Western Ontario - School and Applied Psychology PhD Program McGill University - School and Applied PhD Program
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 600
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 5
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: Residents are employees of Navigating Onward (NavOn) psychology clinic. All employees must demonstrate proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (unless they have a valid medical exemption). All employees must complete a successful Police Record Check including a Vulnerable Sector Screening.
Program Description

Narwhal Psychology Consortium (NPC) (formerly London Child, Youth, Family, and Forensic Psychology Consortium (LCYFFP)) consists of two organizations that provide clinical and forensic psychology services to children, adolescents, and families in London, Ontario, and the surrounding communities: Navigating Onward/London Family Court Clinic (NavOn/LFCC) and Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Centre (MJWCYDC).  Services are provided both at the clinics and in the community.

The goal of the residency is to prepare students in the final year of their PhD for the practice of clinical and/or clinical-forensic psychology through systematic training in assessment, treatment, consultation, program evaluation/research, and the ethical guidelines and professional practice standards that underly psychological practice in Ontario.  Our residency operates from an evidence-based/evidence-informed standpoint; therefore, we have adopted the scientist-practitioner model of practice and training (aka, the Boulder model).

We strive to stand in allyship with individuals who identify as Indigenous, Black, or People of Colour.  We recognize there is a long-standing history and negative impacts of racism and discrimination against people with these identities in Canada and acknowledge that systemic racism and discrimination is evident across all of Canada’s institutions, including in our profession of psychology. We support our staff, students, board members, and volunteers to participate in learning to support diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization, and to bring these topics, as well as suggestions, initiatives, and opportunities forward so that we can continue to learn and improve as a community.

The Narwhal Psychology Consortium emphasizes clinical excellence, developmental models of teaching and supervision, and quality consultation and program evaluation/development.  The aim of the residency is to prepare students for post-doctoral supervised practice in clinical psychology with children, youth, and families – with the possibility of preparation for post-doctoral supervised practice in clinical-forensic or school psychology.  (In Ontario, the progression is to supervised practice whereas in some jurisdictions the progression is to independent practice.)  This aim is achieved by assisting the resident to identify their individual interests, build on their current strengths, and expanding their areas of clinical interest and skill.  We strive to develop residents who can match their feelings of confidence to their level of competence in multiple clinical areas.  We also strive to enhance their professionalism and interpersonal skills through experience in multidisciplinary teams, development of time-management skills, and the development of a healthy sense of resident’s professional identity.

Although clinical training is emphasized, the scientist-practitioner model serves as the philosophical basis for clinical practice, as well as educational and research endeavours. In line with the goals outlined in the Gainesville Manifesto of 1990, the aim of the scientist-practitioner model is to integrate science and practice, and to facilitate career-long integration of investigation, assessment, intervention, and consultation. Psychology staff at NavOn/LFCC and MJWCYDc endeavour to maintain both an empirical basis to their clinical practice and clinical relevance in their research.
The residency views the program as a pre-requisite to the awarding of the doctoral degree.  As a result, we support a model of training in which the residency must be completed before the doctoral degree is conferred.

NCP is open to doctoral students in clinical, clinical-developmental, school-and-applied and/or clinical-forensic psychology programs.  Applications are open to students who are Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada or non-Canadians attending a Canadian graduate psychology program and who already have documentations/permits allowing them to work in Canada during the period of the residency.  Students must be enrolled in a clinical, clinical-developmental, school-and-applied, or clinical-forensic psychology program accredited by the Canadian and/or American Psychological Association or doctoral program working toward future accreditation.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)
Other: Forensic Assessment


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Experience (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
School: Experience (21% to 30%)
Counseling: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
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%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 5 5 13
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 5 8
Total number of interns: 2 2 1
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 2 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 12
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 29 12
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 2
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0