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Internship Program

Residency Program Overview

Welcome to CITC’s Residency Program, where our robust training philosophy is designed to shape highly competent clinical psychologists. Our program is dedicated to providing residents with a comprehensive skill set and knowledge base in critical areas crucial for success in the field, including therapeutic intervention, assessment and diagnosis, ethics and standards, critical cultural sensitivity and reflexivity, and supervision and evaluation.

Training Highlights

Therapeutic Intervention:

  • Residents are guided to develop a high level of competence in various psychological intervention approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy, tailored to the diverse community of clients at CITC.

  • Emphasis is placed on case formulation and treatment planning, requiring residents to gain expertise in clarifying treatment goals, devising matching treatment plans, and acquiring proficiency in a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic approaches.

Assessment and Diagnosis:

  • Residents are expected to achieve proficiency in assessment, diagnosis, and case formulation, collaborating closely with clients to inform treatment planning and interventions.
  • Mastery of administration, scoring, interpretation, report writing, and effective communication of assessment results with clients is emphasized.

Ethics and Standards:

  • CITC places a strong emphasis on residents understanding and upholding the ethical and professional principles of psychology in all activities.
  • Residents are expected to demonstrate continuous awareness and commitment to all relevant ethical and legal standards throughout their training.

Cultural Sensitivity and Reflexivity:

  • Residents are challenged to uphold CITC’s commitment to anti-oppressive principles in all interactions with clients, associates, peers, and staff.
  • The training environment fosters an attitude of critical reflexivity and humility towards cultural and individual diversity, encouraging residents to practice from anti-oppressive and critically reflexive perspectives.

Supervision and Evaluation:

  • Residents are expected to actively prepare for and participate in all supervisory activities.
  • Each resident receives a minimum of two hours of individual supervision per week from licensed staff psychologists, with a developmental model ensuring increasing competency over time. Formal evaluations occur quarterly to track progress at three, six, nine, and twelve months.

Residency Structure

  • The program runs from September 1st to August 31st the following year.
  • A monthly stipend is provided. 
  • Residents are entitled to 10 working days of vacation. 
  • More than 50% of residency time is dedicated to direct client contact.

Clinical Activities

  • The scientist-practitioner model guides residents in using empirically-validated interventions and assessments.
  • Residents gain competence in providing individual adult intervention with a focus on cognitive behavioural and interpersonal therapy approaches.
  • Proficiency is demonstrated in psycho-diagnostic assessment, clinical interviewing, and various assessments like DART, NEO, PAI, GAD, PHQ, and ECR.

Didactic Activities

  • Residents engage in three hours of weekly didactic activities, including workshops, seminars, and consultation groups.
  • Monthly workshops, led by CITC Associates cover topics such as acceptance and commitment therapy interventions, psychodynamic formulation, critical-multicultural intervention lens adoption, and professional development.

  • Residents benefit from CITC’s extensive library of audio and video training resources.

Supervision Activities

  • Residents are assigned two CITC supervisors, each registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
  • Weekly two-hour supervision sessions cover clinical cases, professional development, ethical considerations, and mentorship.
  • Formal written evaluations occur quarterly, with progress communicated to the university’s Director of Clinical Training.

Clinical Rotation

  • CITC’s residency program includes two rotations: psychotherapy interventions and psychological assessment.
  • Residents choose a minor rotation in collaboration with CITC’s Director of Clinical Training and their supervisors.
  • Minor rotations may include acceptance and commitment therapy, emotion-focused therapy, the unified protocol, psychodynamic therapy, and existential therapy.

At CITC, we are committed to providing a dynamic and comprehensive learning experience, preparing residents for excellence in the field of clinical psychology. Please contact DCT@citcassociates.com for any further information. 

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