Clinical Psychology Residency Program

At the Downtown Psychology Clinic, we aim to support the career development of our associates, and foster an atmosphere of collegiality, consultation, and mentorship amongst our team members.

About Us

Our Clinical Psychology Residency Program is designed to help train those completing their doctorate in clinical psychology in the provision of high-quality, evidenced-based assessment and treatments for children, adolescents and adults, and prepare them to be autonomous practitioners in a private practice setting. We strongly value setting up early career therapists with a strong career trajectory and professional practice network.  Supervised Practice opportunities, to help further prepare clinicians for successful autonomous practice, are available to exceptional candidates following residency.

We focus on further developing clinicians’ skills in the areas of evidence-based treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapies.  We can provide clinical experience in the areas of:

  • Anxiety Disorders, including Worry, Phobias, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Health Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mood Disorders, including Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia
  • Body image distress and eating related concerns
  • Coping with chronic health conditions and medical concerns
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Fertility concerns and perinatal mental health
  • Sexuality and sexual health
  • Workplace issues and return to work
  • Relationship issues


The Downtown Psychology Clinic is currently applying for membership in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The Residency Program is not currently accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).


All candidates must be enrolled in a CPA or APA accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral program, and have completed some CBT coursework prior to application submission. Two resident positions are currently available.

Prior to commencing the Residency, Residents must have completed all requirements of their doctoral program, excluding the completion of their dissertation. A minimum of 600 practicum hours, including at least 300 direct client contact hours (i.e. assessment and/or group and individual treatment), will also be required.

We are committed to offering equal opportunity employment and encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, cultural or ethnic background, gender, sexual preference, and disability.  The program will make all efforts to ensure program access to those with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of the physical site and by making further necessary accommodations on a case-by-case basis through our Director of Training and Professional Practice Leader.


Applications should be emailed to and addressed to Dr. Daniel Peluso.

Applications should include:

  • A copy of your APPI online application
  • Cover Letter
  • Graduate Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of reference
    • One from an individual familiar with the applicant’s research skills
    • One from an individual familiar with the applicant’s clinical skills.
    • Referees should email their letter to with the applicant’s name in the Subject Line.
  • A CBT case conceptualization and treatment plan for a client. Please ensure all information is de-identified to protect client confidentiality.

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2023. Interview notifications will be sent to successful applicants by December 15, 2023.

Questions regarding the Clinical Residency Program or Application Process should be directed (preferably by email) to:

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