Toronto Area Residency Consortium
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:
- Child Track (6 positions): School & Clinical Psychology
- Adult Track (3 positions): Two positions in Clinical-Counselling Psychology, One position in Health Psychology.
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. A recent site visit took place in July 2022.
The Consortium is comprised of several partners: OISE/University of Toronto (an academic training program), two Toronto school boards, hospitals and several community and university-based mental health settings. The Director of Training (DoT) 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 and good progress on dissertation
Residents in the School-Clinical Track must also have the following:
- A Master's degree
- A car license by the time of interviewing and access to a car during the residency year.
Information regarding the member organizations of the consortium are outlined in our document.