Pre-doctoral Residency in Psychology
Waterloo Region Psychology Consortium (WRPC)
The Waterloo Region Psychology Consortium has been formed by a consortium of four partners including Lutherwood, the host agency, the University of Waterloo’s Campus Wellness and Centre for Mental Health Research, and the Waterloo Region District School Board. Together, we are able to offer four full-time residency positions; two working primarily with adults, and two working primarily with children and adolescents. Our first group of residents joined us in September 2013, and we are now entering our fifth year of operation.
The training program develops clinicians to be capable of sound, independent professional functioning in the provision of psychological assessment, intervention and consultation. It builds on the base of knowledge and experience that residents have already begun to establish in graduate school and in previous placements.
The consortium settings offer opportunities for residents to develop and hone their skills working with clients with complex and serious challenges across a wide age range. We encourage the development of clinical understanding within a variety of theoretical orientations. Residents are expected to evaluate practice-related research and inform their clinical decisions with current evidence.
We make every effort to individualize residents’ training opportunities to suit their particular interests and needs and provide the degree of supervision necessary to facilitate gradually increasing independence while managing complex cases effectively.
Psychological services at the consortium partners are regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario and are offered in accordance with the relevant legislative acts and professional standards, guidelines, and codes of ethics. As of April 2017, WRPC is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association as an Internship in Professional Psychology for a term of five years. CPA guidelines may be accessed here.
For information on eligibility and application requirements, please see pages 17-18 of the Residency Guide. More detailed information about our policies and procedures is available in our Policy and Procedures Manual.
We are members of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs and are listed in their Internship Directory.
Application to the consortium may be made through AAPI online. Deadline for applications for the 2018-2019 residency year is November 13, 2017. Candidates will be notified of their selection for interviews on December 1, 2017.