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Toronto Area Residency Consortium 2021-2022


2021-2022 Residency Consortium Brochure

Female student listening in classResidency Structure:

The Toronto Area Residency Consortium (TARC) is an accredited doctoral clinical psychology residency 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.
    *Please note: the one position in Health/Neuropsychology is on hiatus for 2021-2022

The training program takes place over a 12-month, 1,600 hour internship. The stipend is $35,000.

TARC was accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association in 2016/17 for a 5-year period ending in 2021/2022. The next site visit will be in 2022.

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.


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 (300 direct hours)
  • Completion of comprehensive exams
  • Acceptance of the dissertation proposal


Residents in the School-Clinical Track must also have the following:

  1. A Master's degree
  2. A car license by the time of interviewing and access to a car during the residency year.



6 full-time positions available
To graduate residents 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



Specific rotation assignments will be made post-match, depending on resident preferences and best fit criteria. Applications are to the consortium, not to specific rotations.

  • 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 OISE, University of Toronto

For a more detailed overview of the clinical rotations and educational opportunities please visit the complete 2021-2022 Residency Consortium Brochure.


1 full-time position available
Prepare residents for independent practice as professional psychologists who are scientifically informed. By combining these two rotations, residents 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


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

*Please note: the one position in Health/Neuropsychology is on hiatus for 2021-2022

To prepare residents 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


  • 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 residents 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 Residency Consortium Partners.