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The Internship in Psychology at CHEO

We offer predoctoral internship training in clinical psychology and neuropsychology for graduate students in doctoral clinical psychology programs. The internship has been accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association since 1990. The training program can accommodate both English speaking and bilingual (French-English speaking) residents.

Our internship provides residents with a rich experience through active clinical work, intensive supervision, small group seminars, applied research, hospital specialty rounds, and interaction with other health professionals and trainees in Ottawa psychology internships. The focus is
on developing the resident’s clinical skills in assessment, treatment and consultation. Residents are exposed to different supervisors, a variety of treatment models and a broad range of child clinical and health psychology problems through participation in several rotations during the year.

Psychology staff members are active in teaching and training psychology interns and practicum students, as well as paediatric and psychiatric residents. Many staff members hold appointments with the University of Ottawa or Carleton University.

CHEO, located in Ottawa, is a 167-bed tertiary care paediatric hospital serving Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. It has a catchment area of approximately 600,000 children, 18 years and under, and has provided specialized paediatric heath care and allied health services to children and their families in English and French since 1974. The hospital is committed to building partnerships with the community in order to provide a continuum of care to children and their families. The hospital also plays a leading role in providing advocacy for children’s health issues, health promotion and injury prevention. In 2003, CHEO received designation as a provincial Centre of Excellence in Child and Youth Mental Health.

The hospital is part of a large modern health science complex affiliated with the University of Ottawa, with major responsibilities for clinical teaching and research in a number of disciplines. CHEO has also achieved excellence as a centre for both basic and applied research in children’s health.

Learn more about the CHEO internship in psychology and how to apply for it.

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