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Psychology

Predoctoral Internship Program

Welcome to the Pre-Doctoral Internship Program in Paediatric Psychology at SickKids. SickKids (also known as The Hospital for Sick Children) has a long tradition of offering high-quality accredited training across a diverse range of programs. We have a highly qualified and experienced training faculty, all of whom are thoroughly dedicated to training. Interns gain experience with children of all ages who present with mental health issues related to congenital, perinatal, or acquired medical conditions. Our overall goal is to prepare the intern for the varied demands of professional practice in psychology - skills that are readily transferred to a wide range of community settings.

I understand how important it is for you to find the strongest match for your training needs so I encourage you to take your time in reviewing the material on this site. This brochure describes our internship in detail, including information about the mission and goals of the program, entrance requirements, and other important information that you will need in selecting an internship site.

Our full-year pre-doctoral internship program first became accredited with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) in 2001, and in 2012, we were awarded a re-accreditation term of six years.  Ten years of accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA), voluntarily ended on August 31, 2011, in accordance with the APA Committee on Accreditation decision to stop accrediting programs in Canada.  In 2012, the CPA and APA approved and signed the First Street Accord, a mutual recognition agreement on accreditation.

For more information on CPA accreditation, please contact the accreditation office. The CPA head office is located at 141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5J3.

If at any time you have a question, please feel free to contact me at 416.813.7654 (ext. 204584) or by email at sharon.guger@sickkids.ca.

Thank you for your interest in our program!

Regards,

Sharon Guger, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Director of Clinical Psychology Training