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Toronto Area Internship Consortium

                                          

2018-2019 Internship Consortium Brochure

Female student listening in classInternship Structure:

The Toronto Area Internship Consortium (TAIC) is an accredited doctoral clinical psychology internship training program hosted by OISE/University of Toronto, comprised of two tracks:
 

  1. Child Track (6 positions): School & Clinical Psychology

     
  2. Adult Track (2 positions): One position in Clinical-Counselling Psychology and one position in Health/Neuropsychology.


The training program takes place over a 12-month, 1,600 hour internship. The stipend is $30,000.

The Consortium is comprised of several partners: OISE/University of Toronto (an academic training program), two Toronto school boards, several hospitals and several community and university-based mental health settings. The Director of Internship Training (DIT) is on faculty in OISE’s Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development and is based there. 

We are a CPA-accredited internship and are members of the Canadian Council for Professional Programs in Psychology (CCPPP) and the Association of Psychology Post-Doctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We participate in the APPIC Matching Program, abiding by all APPIC guidelines regarding the internship application and selection process.
 

Eligibility:

Applicants must be enrolled in a CPA- or an APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program (Clinical, Counselling or School-Clinical) or its equivalent.

Minimum requirements include:

  • 600 hours of practicum experience, with both assessment and intervention experience required
  • Completion of comprehensive exams
  • Acceptance of the dissertation proposal

 

Tracks

 
6 full-time positions available
 
Goal 
To graduate interns who have competency in both school and clinical psychology, with an emphasis on children, youth, and families.

 
Skills Acquired
 
Competency in:
  • assessment, diagnosis and remediation of learning and complex mental health problems
  • evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention skills 
  • psycho-educational and psychological testing 
  • consultation within both school and clinical rotations
  • specific focus on children and youth experiencing mental health concerns

 

Schedule

Specific rotation assignments will be made post-match, depending on intern preferences and best fit criteria.

  • 2.5 days a week in a Toronto school board
  • 2 days a week at one of the clinical training sites
  • 0.5 days each week at minor rotation at OISE/University of Toronto

For a more detailed overview of the clinical rotations and educational opportunities please visit the complete Internship Consortium 2018-19 Brochure

 

 
1 full-time position available
 
Goal
Prepare interns for independent practice as professional psychologists who are scientifically informed. By combining these two rotations, interns will work with clients covering the full spectrum of mental health problems.

Skills Acquired
  • competence in delivering evidence-based psychotherapy (primarily CBT and EFT)
  • delivering CBT and group therapy to diverse clients 
  • suicide risk assessment and crisis intervention, and increased awareness of ethical dilemmas as they pertain to these issues 
  • group facilitation skills for a wide range of presenting issues/disorders
  • basic motivational interviewing skills
  • increased understanding of emotional change principles
  • increased competency in psychopathology assessment; case formulation and EFT interventions

Schedule

  • Two simultaneous part-time rotations at Ryerson University, Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) and at the York University Psychology Clinic
  • All interns come together at OISE/University of Toronto for half a day each week

1 full-time position available

 
Goal
To prepare interns for independent practice as professional psychologists who are scientifically informed in the areas of neuropsychology and health psychology. 

Skills Acquired
  • Ability to assess, diagnose and treat:
    • complex primary psychological issues
    • psychological issues that are secondary to medical conditions
    • psychological isssues that contribute to medical problems or impede health recovery
    • neuropsychological problems

Schedule

  • Full-time placement at the University Health Network (UHN)
    • Full-year major rotation in clinical Neuropsychology/Rehabilitation within the Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation program at Toronto Rehab (3 days a week) and a minor rotation (1.5 days a week) in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Princess Margaret.
  • All interns come together at OISE/University of Toronto for half a day each week

Consortium Partners

Information regarding the member organizations of the consortium are outlined in our document, Toronto Area Internship Consortium Partners.