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Toronto Area Residency Consortium Partners

OISE, University of Toronto, Applied Psychology and Human Development Department

Located in Toronto, Ontario, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto is an international leader in the research, teaching and study of issues that matter in education. OISE is part of the University of Toronto, Canada's largest university, established in 1827 and recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. The School and Clinical Psychology Program (SCCP) and the Clinical and Counselling Program (CCP) are two CPA accredited programs within OISE’s Applied Psychology and Human Development Department, which hosts the consortium.

CHILD TRACK – School-Clinical

The child track of the consortium is organized in collaboration with OISE, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), and several community and university-based mental health settings.

Toronto District School Board (TDSB)

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is the largest school board in Canada, with 265,000 students and 580 schools. TDSB students come from a diverse range of ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Fifty-three percent have a language other than English, with more than 80 languages represented. About 17% of students receive some form of Special Education support. Given the range of needs at the TDSB, the work of psychological services providers is consistently exciting and challenging, and offers opportunities for continued professional growth.

Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB)

The Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) is the largest Catholic school board in Canada, with over 92,000 students and 200 schools. TCDSB students come from a diverse range of ethnic and socio- economic backgrounds. The work of Psychological Services staff addresses the continuum of needs from prevention to assessment and intervention, and from mental health promotion and training to program design and evaluation. In addition to School Psychology as their declared area of competence, a number of Psychological Services staff are also licensed to practice in Clinical and/or Counselling Psychology (as per their registration by the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Integra Program, Child Development Institute

Child Development Institute (CDI) is an accredited children’s mental health agency that provides community-based services for children 0 to 18 years and their families in the city of Toronto. CDI has four service streams: Early Intervention (including therapy services and child care consultation for children under age 6, day treatment / section 23 classrooms for kindergarten and primary grades, and SNAP clinical services for children and youth); Family Violence Services (including Mothers-In-Mind group intervention and services to shelters); Early Child Development (child care and Ontario Early Years centres); and the Integra Program for children and youth with Learning Disabilities/Mental Health (LDMH). In addition to evidence-informed service delivery, CDI’s mission is to develop, evaluate and disseminate innovative and effective programs for children and youth mental health.

The Integra Program at CDI is located in midtown Toronto. Integra amalgamated with the Child Development Institute in October 2014. The Integra Program at CDI is the only accredited children’s mental health organization in Canada to provide mental health services exclusively to children and youth whose mental health issues (MH) are complicated by learning disabilities (LD). Integra provides family- centred, evidence-informed intervention to children and youth with diagnosed LD ages 8 to 18 years in the Toronto region, including individual, family, and group therapy. Typically, Integra clients have complex neurobiologies: 70% have more than one diagnosis, and the majority of clients have been to more than two children’s mental health agencies before coming to the Integra program. Understanding a child’s learning profile is central to the development of the mental health treatment plan atIntegra. Unique to our service, Integra tailors evidence-based practice to the child’s specific processing and regulation abilities and creates and evaluates innovative evidence-informed therapies (such as Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts or Integra Social Competence ACES Group Program).

Broadview Psychology

Broadview Psychology is a family focused and team based private clinic in central Toronto that provides DBT, CBT, ACT and EFT treatment to children, adolescents, parents, families, adults, and couples with diverse challenges. Its team currently consists of 9 psychologists, 3 social workers, 1 dietician, 2 exposure therapists, and 3 admin staff. Broadview Psychology specializes in treating transdiagnostic clients who have problems in regulating their emotions and behaviour through comprehensive and adherent outpatient DBT. Broadview Psychology associates work closely together as a team to provide a wide range of services to clients as well as to their family members, including individual, group, parent, family and sibling therapy, as well as phone/text coaching, educational and career coaching, and exposure therapy.

OISE Psychology Clinic

The OISE Psychology Clinic is located at the heart of St. George Campus – University of Toronto. a clinical training facility that provides psychotherapy and assessment services to adults,
children, adolescents and families. The Clinic has a longstanding history of providing help to clients from the GTA and Southern Ontario. The Clinic offers support to clients from diverse backgrounds (cultural, ethnic, linguistic), and that present with a wide range of psychosocial and learning concerns. The Clinic offers therapeutic and psychological assessment services. The services provided through the clinic are all offered in support of our training mandate. That is, clinicians in training get involved at the OISE Clinic either as part of course-related requirements, an intervention practicum for junior and advanced students, as well as for residents. The latter two positions are solely for school and clinical child psychology. Clinical work is supported by highly trained supervisors, all registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Given the range of complexity that our clients present, the clinic strives towards offering evidence based treatment while also tailoring the treatment to meet the individualized needs of the clients.

Oshawa Psychological & Counselling Services (OPCS)

Oshawa Psychological & Counselling Services (OPCS), established since 2006, is a multi-functional, private practice, psychology and family therapy clinic offering a wide range of clinical services including Psychological Assessment and Counselling/Psychotherapy by a team of experienced psychologists and clinicians. We are committed to client-centered values and place an emphasis on strength, resiliency, and collaboration. Our intent is to provide a “one stop” full-range psychological and counselling service based on a systemic and lifespan orientation using a variety of evidence-based approaches to meet the needs of children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of clinical presentations and diverse populations. The office is located in a convenient downtown location, inside the Oshawa Clinic, which is the largest multi-specialty medical group practice in Canada with over 110 physicians.

Despite being a private practice, supporting our community is part of our service philosophy and tradition. The general public is often faced with financial barriers in accessing the needed Psychological services such as psychological assessment. At the same time, training students is one of OPCS’s commitments to the field of psychology in nurturing the next generation of psychologists. For that purpose, in 2008, OPCS established the Low Fee Clinical Service/Training Clinic. The Low Fee Training Clinic is a not-for-profit service. Because it is not funded by any government and charity funding agencies, there is a charge of a nominal fee to cover the costs in running the service.

Youthdale Treatment Centres

Established in 1969, Youthdale is one of the founding members of the children’s mental health movement in Ontario, and continues to uphold the highest professional standards in meeting the needs of youth presenting with complex mental health needs and their families.  Youthdale’s mandate also includes research into new approaches for helping troubled youth and their families  Youthdale’s comprehensive mental health services include: 24/7 crisis line services, mobile crisis response, psychiatric emergency admission and hospitalization for youth up to the age of 16 (including out of province youth from Canada’s Eastern Provinces and Nunavut), residential treatment (encompassing milieu treatment, individual and family therapy, day treatment, psychiatric and psychological assessment and consultation, and summer treatment camp), as well as a range of outpatient services.  The latter services include: assessment (psychiatric, psychological, neuropsychiatric, neurological, occupational therapy, and speech and language) and therapy (individual, art, and family).   Youthdale’s Sleep Centre also investigates and treats a wide variety of childhood and adolescent sleep disorders.  Youthdale also provides an Intensive Support and Supervision Program (ISSP) for young persons with mental health needs who would likely be sentenced to custody for their criminal offenses, but who can alternatively be appropriately supported and supervised in the community.





Ryerson University, Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC)

Set in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is home to more than 35,000 full-time undergraduate students and 2,300 graduate students, with a culturally diverse student population from 146 countries.

The Centre for Student Development and Counselling is part of a larger department - Student Health and Wellness which consists of the CSDC, Health Promotion, and the Medical Centre. The CSDC provides direct service to over 3,000 students annually through individual therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational workshops.

The Student Health and Wellness is a multi-disciplinary team consisting of psychologists and social workers, a health promotion nurse, psychiatrists and general practitioners.

University Health Network

University Health Network (UHN) is Canada’s leading research academic hospital. Building on the strengths and reputation of each of its programs, UHN brings together the talent and resources needed to achieve global impact and provide exemplary patient care, research and education. UHN is a caring, creative and accountable academic hospital, transforming health care for our patients, our community and the world. Our values include: Caring, Excellence, Teamwork, Innovation, Integrity, Leadership and Respect. UHN is a network of teaching hospitals that comprises: the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and the five sites of the Toronto Rehabilitation.

Institute covering ten program areas. Each hospital is recognized for excellence in distinct areas of specialization, a long and proud history, a highly committed group of supporters and a highly committed staff. Across the four hospitals are numerous inpatient and outpatient units focusing on care in a diverse range of medical issues and complex diseases. UHN serves the needs of both young and older adults from an extremely large catchment area with a diverse cultural background. Psychologists work within interdisciplinary team settings to provide exemplary care for patients dealing with a range of complex medical issues with a focus on assessment, diagnostics and interventional techniques.


York University Psychology Clinic (YUPC)

YUPC is a state-of-the art community mental health clinic and training centre associated with the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Health and located on the Keele Campus of York University. The clinic was established several years ago with a main goal to enrich training experiences for York’s two clinical doctoral psychology programs: Clinical Developmental which primarily focuses on the infant/child/youth populations and Clinical which primarily focuses on the adult population. Both programs are CPA accredited and the Clinical program is also accredited by APA. The Clinical Area offers opportunities to engage in clinically-relevant research in psychotherapy process and outcomes, neuropsychology, health psychology and personality.

The clinic provides a range of leading edge, effective mental health services on a fee for service basis to keep people of all ages living healthy, productive lives. The clientele are not restricted to those seen in a typical university counselling service but rather are a broad range of community and university referrals of individuals, couples and families who live in the Greater Toronto Area. Services include comprehensive psychological assessments (psychoeducational, psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological), therapy (individual and group) and health promotion activities such as mindfulness mediation groups.