Residency 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 (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.
 

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 (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:

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

Tracks

Full-time positions available (6)


Goal 

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 
     

Schedule

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 2023-2024 Residency Consortium Brochure.

Full-time positions available (2)


Goal

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, DBT and EFT)
  • delivering CBT, DBT, EFT 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.
     

Schedule

  • Position 1: Two simultaneous part-time rotations atToronto Metropolitan University, Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) with a focus on CBT  and at the York University Psychology Clinic , with a focus on EFT.
  • Position 2: Two simultaneous part-time rotations at Toronto Metropolitan University, Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) with a focus on EFT  and at Broadview Psychology, with a focus on DBT.
  • All residents come together at OISE/University of Toronto for half a day each week.

Full-time positions available (1)


Goal

To prepare residents for independent practice as professional psychologists who are scientifically informed in the areas of 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
       

Schedule

  • Full-time placement at the University Health Network (UHN)
    • Full-year half-time rotation in in Psychosocial Oncology at Princess Margaret.
    • Full-year half time major rotation in the Eating Disorder Program.
  • 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.