Pre-doctoral Internship Program

The University of Manitoba Student Counselling Centre
Pre-Doctoral Internship Programme in Professional Psychology
Accredited1 by CPA1

1Prospective Intern Applicants From APA Accredited Programs Please Note: Regarding Accreditation, Effective September 1st, 2015, the APA no longer accredits Canadian Internships. In 2012, APA and CPA signed the First Street Accord, an agreement recognizing their accreditation standards are "substantially equivalent" We encourage you to review the First Street Accord agreement as part of your education in choosing an internship program that best fits your training needs.

1Questions related to our program's CPA accredited status should be directed to the Office of Accreditation:
Office of Accreditation, Canadian Psychological Association
141 Laurier Avenue W., Suite 702 Ottawa, ON K1P 5J3
Ph.(Office): Toll Free: 1-888-472-0657, (613)237-2144, Fax: (613)237-1674, Web Address: http://cpa.ca/accreditation/contactus
Registrar, Accreditation, 888-472-0657 (613-237-2144), ext. 333, e-mail: accreditationoffice@cpa.ca
Administrative Assistant, Accreditation & Operations, 888-472-0657 (613-237-2144), ext. 328, e-mail: accreditationoffice@cpa.ca


The Student Counselling Centre is an active, service-oriented unit that offers a training program fostering the development of excellence and diversity in clinical capabilities and approaches. Interns receive supervised experience in individual and group approaches, psychological assessment, career counselling, working with diverse clientele, consultation, crisis intervention, and supervision. Opportunities for research involvement are also available.

Staff

The unit provides a full range of services and programs to the 29,000 students at the two University of Manitoba campuses. Staff includes professionals representing Clinical and Counselling Psychology, Social Work, and Family Therapy, along with a consulting psychiatrist. Practicum and field placements are offered in addition to the internship positions.

Stipend

A $35,168.64 stipend is provided for this full-time internship, which runs from September 1st to August 31st. Two positions are available.

Qualifications

Candidates must have completed required coursework, comprehensive examinations and the dissertation proposal for the doctorate in Clinical or Counselling Psychology by our November 15th application deadline. Those candidates meeting these criteria can proceed to making application to our internship programme.

Application

All internship applications must be submitted to us via the APPIC "AAPI Online" service (see http://appic.org/AAPI-APPA for more details). All application materials must be uploaded via the applicant portal on the APPIC website.


Our application deadline is 4:30 p.m. (CST), Wednesday, November 15th, 2017. To be considered for the 2017-2018 internship training year, ALL application materials must be uploaded on to the AAPI Online by 4:30 p.m. (CST), Wednesday, November 15th, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted or reviewed.

A complete application to our internship program via the "AAPI Online" http://appic.org/AAPI-APPA includes the following materials (please note that all of these materials should automatically be included with the application that you submit via the Applicant Portal https://portal.appicas.org/ of the AAPI Online service):

  • A cover letter [In your cover letter (at least 300 words) please ensure you explain why you would be a good fit with our internship program, be specific about your goals and training needs, and in particular, how our internship program will meet your goals and training needs]
  • A complete, up-to-date, curriculum vitae.
  • The actual AAPI application (including essays and verification of readiness from you Director of Clinical Training of your graduate program)
  • Copies of all graduate school transcripts.

Three letters of reference. At least two must be from clinical supervisors (preferably licensed/registered psychologists) who are familiar with your clinical work. References should reflect your most recent clinical work if possible. You may choose to include a fourth letter if it provides a unique perspective, but we only require 3. Applicants' referees are required to use APPIC's new Standardized Reference Form for Letters of Recommendation available at http://appic.org/Portals/0/SRF-Revised-3-31-16.doc

Application Review, Selection and Notification

We review applications completed by our November 15th deadline that meet our qualifications described and are a good fit with our programme. This year applicants will be notified whether or not they will be considered for interview by December 1st, 2017. Applicants who have met our criteria for interview by December 1st, 2017 will be contacted to arrange for either in-person, skype or telephone interviews for January. This year interviews will be offered from January 2-12, 2018. In general, the individual interviews range from one to one and a half hours and they are conducted by two or three interviewers. Intern applicants have opportunity to talk with the Director of Internship Training and current interns, and their requests to contact specific departmental staff are welcome. Intern applicants' discussions with current interns are confidential, and current interns are not involved in the ranking of applicants for the match. All information: qualifications, application materials, and interview performance are reviewed and considered to develop a final rank-order list of candidates for the APPIC match. The final rank-order list of candidates applying to our internship programme is submitted to APPIC/National Matching Services for the APPIC Match. Our internship programme awaits news of the APPIC Match on Match Day. As per APPIC Policy, our Director of Training contacts matched candidates to congratulate matched candidates, and verify offer of internship positions.

In the event that positions remain unfilled via the initial match (Phase 1), they will be offered in the follow up match (Phase II). The application and selection process for Phase II will generally follow procedures described above, in accordance with the dates/timelines established by APPIC for Phase II. (http://www.appic.org/Match/Match-Policies).

For questions or clarifications regarding our internship program or application procedures, contact:

Timothy A. G. Osachuk, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Clinical Psychologist Associate Professor
Director of Internship Training
Pre-Doctoral Internship Programme In Professional Psychology
Student Counselling Centre
University of Manitoba
http://www.umanitoba.ca/student/counselling/intern/index.html
Ph.: 1(204)474-8592 Receptionist 1(204)474-8614 Direct Line
FAX: 1(204)474-7558
E-mail: Tim.Osachuk@UManitoba.ca


This internship site is a member of APPIC (APPIC Member #1810), participates in the APPIC Internship Matching Program and abides by the APPIC Match Policies. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Match Policy (5a) that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

This internship is also a member of CCPPP (Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs), and is listed in the CCPPP Directory of Canadian Internship Programs