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​SHR Psychology Residency Program Contacts

Rupal Bonli, Ph.D., Training Director Department of Clinical Health Psychology
221 Ellis Hall, Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 0W8
Phone: (306) 655-2348
Fax: (306) 655-2340
E-mail: rupal.bonli@saskatoonhealthregion.ca

or Contact Current Residents
Department of Clinical Health Psychology
221 Ellis Hall, Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, SK, Canada S7N 0W8
Tel: 306-655-2341
Fax: 306-655-2340

​Links for Psychology Residency

The Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs 

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers

Computer Match Information

Saskatoon Area links

Accreditation

Established in 1982; Accredited until August 31st 2017 by:  The Canadian Psychological Association Accreditation Panel (Site visit completed July 25th and 26th 2017. Awaiting notice of official reaccreditation.)                       

141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, Ontario   K1P 5J3
(613) 237-2144 1-888-472-0657 
 www.cpa.ca

 

 

Saskatoon Health Region (SHR)
Psychology Residency Program

12 Month Predoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology
Saskatoon Health Region

"Excellence...Experience...Diversity...Unity"

As a psychology resident you gain exposure to a wide variety of professional roles, client populations and patient problems. Our supervisors enjoy the opportunity to be role models for the practitioners of tomorrow. We are enthusiastic about introducing you to our Program, our Region and our city!


The Psychology Residency Program, established in 1982, is a twelve-month, accredited predoctoral residency in general clinical psychology. Our mission is to:

  • Honour diversity by accepting qualified persons from all geographical regions, regardless of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability;
  • Strive to attain unity in our profession by basing our training practices on national standards; and
  • Endorse our profession’s scientific tradition by encouraging research and incorporating research-based clinical interventions in our program.

Psychology Residency Brochure (.pdf)

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a predoctoral residency in general clinical psychology to students from accredited clinical, university-based training programs. We have a total of five residency positions.

As a generalist program, we provide diverse supervised experiences, involving a variety of different professional roles, client populations, and patient problems. As supervisors, we wish to be inspiring role models in a wide range of settings, as we, in turn, benefit from the stimulation of educating the practitioners of tomorrow. As responsible members of our profession and community, we foster public well-being through our efforts in professional development, health promotion, and quality service provision.  

Qualifications

Applicants to the psychology residency should be Ph.D. or Psy.D. students in accredited university-based, clinical psychology training programs who have completed the requirements for their doctorate (other than dissertation), and have been certified by their Director of Training as being ready for the full-year predoctoral residency.

In accordance with CPA and APA criteria, applicants should have had at least 600 hours of supervised experience prior to beginning the residency. Because this residency is general in scope and offers contact with clients ranging from infancy through late adulthood, it is desirable for applicants to have had some practicum experience with both children and adults.

Preference will be given to applicants who are Canadian citizens or who have landed immigrant status in Canada. Qualified U.S. applicants are invited to apply, and several U.S. applicants have been accepted as interns in the past.

Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policy

The Psychology Residency Program welcomes diversity in its staff and interns, and does not discriminate on the basis of personal characteristics such as race, ethnicity, culture, age, sex, sexual orientation, or religion. Otherwise qualified individuals are not subject to discrimination on the basis of disability. Persons with disabilities and members of visible or non-visible minorities are encouraged to apply for admission to the internship program, and to self-identify if they so desire.

Application Procedures

As a member of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP), the Psychology Residency Program subscribes to its voluntary policies for uniform application. Essential elements are summarized below.

As a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), the program adheres to APPIC's policies regarding applications, acceptance and notification, including the following:

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

These policies are posted at APPIC: http://www.appic.org/. Match registration information for applicants is available by contacting National Matching Services at https://natmatch.com/psychint/applregister.html or (416) 977-3431.

Our program uses the on-line AAPI.

Contents

  1. Cover letter indicating applicant's plans and special interests in this program (e.g., rotations).
  2. Complete APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI), including certification of readiness by the applicant's academic Director of Training.
  3. Curriculum vita.
  4. Official transcripts of all graduate education.

Three letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant's background in psychology. One letter should be from either the Director of Training or primary research supervisor, speaking to the applicant's progress on the dissertation. The other letters should come from registered doctoral psychologists who have provided direct clinical supervision for the applicant's practicum experiences.

Please note that clinical supervisors' letters of reference regarding clinical work should follow the APPIC guidelines for letters of recommendation to residency.

Deadline

Complete applications should be submitted to APPIC by November 15. Address applications to:

Interviews

Interviews are conducted in January and include the opportunity to meet separately with each rotation coordinator of choice. The duration of each interview is approximately 30 minutes. Following a series of questions, candidates are provided with time for their questions about the residency. Candidates are also provided with the opportunity to speak confidentially with current interns at another time about their experiences on the residency.

Because of the expense for applicants, in-person interviews are not required. Telephone interviews are conducted at the expense of the residency. If an interest is expressed, applicants may also speak to other program supervisors with additional questions, at another time.

In-person interviews are also welcomed. These are arranged for applicants who wish to visit Saskatoon to learn more about the program. In addition to an interview in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology, we will arrange visits to other site/rotations of interest to the applicant, so that these facilities can also be toured.

Selection

Memberships in and adherence to CCPPP and APPIC membership policy includes participation in the APPIC computer match processes, as described above.

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