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Educational Placements


Educational Placements


The Centre attracts staff who are highly invested in prioritizing the development and supervision of new and upcoming clinicians.  We offer a Doctoral Internship in Clinical Developmental Child & Adolescent Psychology.

Our Psychology Practicum will not be offered for the 2023-24 academic year.

General inquiries about the psychology training program should be directed to: 
Suventhini Thamotharampillai 
Educational Coordinator 
The Garry Hurvitz Centre for Community Mental Health at SickKids
416-924-1164 ext.4243 

Doctoral Internship in Clinical Developmental Child and Adolescent 

Am I eligible? 

Applicants to our Doctoral Internship must be enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical or counselling psychology accredited by the Canadian and/or American Psychological Associations. At the time of application, students should have completed a master’s degree (or equivalent), all compulsory doctoral course work, comprehensive examinations, at least 600 hours of supervised practica, and their dissertation proposal must be approved. 
The internship is offered primarily within our Individual and Family Services, with learning opportunities at both Toronto sites.

Internships are 12-month full-time equivalent positions – 35 hours per week – to attain a minimum of 1,600 hours as required by the program. 

What would I do? 

The primary orientation of the internship training is on a developmental and theoretically integrated approach to the assessment and treatment of children and families within the context of child and family community mental health. In addition, an interprofessional approach is integral to the clinical practices of the Centre and provides interns with the opportunity to work with mental health professionals with a broad range of interests, knowledge, and skills. Core competencies in assessment, evidence-based therapies and interprofessional collaboration are training priorities of the agency.

How do I apply?

Refer to the full doctoral internship description and application information in our brochure. All internship applicants must apply through the APPIC matching process. 

Intervention Practicum Placement in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

This placement will not be offered for the 2023-24 academic year.

Am I eligible?

Three intervention practicum placements in clinical child psychology are available each year to doctoral level graduate students who must be enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical psychology accredited by the Canadian and/or American Psychological Associations. 
These placements are offered at our Jarvis site in downtown Toronto, Ontario.  
Practicum placement positions generally are 11 months, 2 to 2.5 days a week, beginning on the first Wednesday after Labour Day and ending on the last working day of July the following year. 

What would I do?

All intervention practicum placements are based within our Individual and Family Services. The placement is designed so students will become familiar with a broad bio-psychosocial, multi-systemic orientation, utilizing a variety of interventions in accordance with client needs and the training objectives of the student. This is accomplished through direct service activities.

How do I apply?

See the full intervention practicum placement description and application form