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

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Training with Practitioners

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Patient Intake Process

Direct Contact with Clients

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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

Commitment

  • 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      internship@mcdowallhealth.com

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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