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Predoctoral Residency Program

Welcome to the Pre-Doctoral Residency in Paediatric Psychology at SickKids.  The Department of Psychology consists of highly qualified and experienced training faculty, all of whom are dedicated to training. Residents gain experience with children and youth who present with mental health issues related to congenital, perinatal, or acquired medical conditions. The overall goal is to prepare residents for the varied demands of professional practice in psychology - skills that are readily transferable to a wide range of community settings.

This brochure describes the residency in detail, including information about the mission and goals of the program and entrance requirements.

The full-year pre-doctoral residency program first became accredited with the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) in 2001. In 2012, the CPA and APA approved and signed the First Street Accord, a mutual recognition agreement on accreditation

Candidates can contact the Director of Clinical Training at 416.813.7654 (ext. 204584) or by email at sharon.guger@sickkids.ca with any questions.

The residency programme has been accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association for a 6 year term (2017/2018 until 2023/2024). 

For more information on CPA accreditation, please contact the accreditation office: 
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5J3