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


We are currently a Provisional Member of Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Residency Centers (APPIC # 1888). We are also a member of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP).

We plan to submit our self-study to become accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) during Fall 2024. Although there is no guarantee of accreditation, residents will graduate from an accredited program if accreditation is granted.

The CPA Accreditation office is located at:

Canadian Psychological Association
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3

Tel: 613-237-2144 ext. 333



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.


Applicants must register for the internship Match, using the online registration system on the Match website: Our NMS Match Number is 188811.

Applications are to be submitted via the AAPI Online Centralized Application Service. No printed documents are to be mailed directly to our program. You can access the APPI Online here:

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2024. Interview notifications will be sent to successful applicants by December 15, 2024.

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

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