Predoctoral Psychology Residency
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Predoctoral Psychology Residency

Waterloo Region Psychology Consortium (WRPC)

The Waterloo Region Psychology Consortium formed to create a predoctoral residency in clinical psychology and is a partnership between six organizations:

  • Lutherwood (the host agency for the consortium)
  • The Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment at the University of Waterloo
  • Campus Wellness at the University of Waterloo
  • The Waterloo Region District School Board
  • Homewood Health Centre
  • The Psychology Practice of Drs. Doering, Torrance-Perks, Drugovic, Lawrence, Aquino & Associates

We welcomed our first cohort of residents in 2013, and achieved accreditation as an Internship in Professional Psychology by the Canadian Psychological Association in 2017 for a period of five years.  For the 2019-2020 training year, our consortium is offering five full-time residency positions: three working primarily with adults and two working primarily with children and adolescents. 

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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 varied 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 work 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 (CPA), and guidelines governing the accreditation of our program as an Internship in Professional Psychology can be found here.

For information on eligibility and application requirements, please see pages 26-27 of the Residency Guide (which provides much more detailed program information).  Further specifics about our policies and procedures are 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 to WRPC for the 2019-2020 residency year is November 5, 2018. Candidates will be notified of their selection for interviews on December 7, 2018.