Internship Program For Students

The Program

McDowall Counselling & Consulting Group is a training centre for Masters and Doctorate practicum students.  We also offer a doctorate level internship and supervision for individuals pursuing master level certification and those requiring supervised practice for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.


Practice Overview

Training Philosophy & Goals: Our associates are committed to client care and teaching. The primary goal of our training program is to prepare therapists-in-training to become ethical, independent, compassionate, and clinically competent therapists through individualized training with exposure to various types of clientele and services.

What Candidates do


Training with Practitioners


Patient Intake Process

Direct Contact with Clients


Core Courses Completed

Expectations of Candidates

Application Deadlines

April 1st deadline: Sept-April (Fall placement)

August 1st Deadline: January – August (Winter Placement)

January 1st Deadline: May – December (Spring Placement)

Learning Inside and Out

  • Candidates are expected to have 50% of their core courses completed, as well as their ethics course complete before the start of their placement
  • Candidates must have an interest in learning about the intake and administrative component of the private practice setting.
  • Candidates must be interested in learning and conducting psychological assessments including MVA assessments 
  • Willing to travel to 2 or 3 of our locations in the GTA
  • Available to work evenings and weekend


  • A minimum of 700 hours commitment is required with at least 250 hours allocated to direct client contact
  • An 8-month time commitment is required
  • Accepted Candidates will be required to have Liability Insurance and a clear Police Check 

Application Process

 Positions Available Each Term

  • 1 M.A Practicum or M. Ed. Practicums
  • 2 PhD, Psy.D or EdD Practicums
  • 1 Doctorate Level Internship and/or Supervised Practice Position

Application Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter that states your areas of interest and goals
  • Official graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of references
  • A letter from your academic program’s director of training indicating that; (a) you are completing all the core program requirements; and (b) your application for internship is supported

Please email your applications to

Interview Process

  • Preliminary Telephone Interviews
  • In-Person Interviews (Eglinton Location)

Supervision Requirements

  • Students will meet for 3 Hours once a month for Group Supervision with the McDowall team and Dr. McDowall (not July or August) 
  • Students will meet for 2 hrs once a month for Intern Group Supervision with clinical supervision CRPO registered.
  • Individual Supervision bi monthly  with Dr McDowall and/or Clinical Supervisor CRPO Registered 
 We are interested in committed and serious-minded individuals only.
If you are serious about having a comprehensive placement
experience, we invite you to apply.

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