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Annapolis Valley Pre-doctoral Residency in Psychology

AV Pre-doctoral Residency has been accredited since 2012-2013 by the Canadian Psychological Association (Accreditation Office – Canadian Psychological Association; 141 Laurier Avenue West; Suite 702; Ottawa, ON; K1P 5J3).  A 5-year accreditation term was recently granted following a site visit Spring 2017. We use the APPIC’s computerized matching service and adhere to APPIC Match Policies.  This Residency 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 Resident applicant.  

Applicants are accepted for Child and Youth Mental Health and Adult Mental Health training programs for the 2019-2020 training year.  Residents may have the opportunity to train six months with Adult Mental Health and six months with Child and Youth Mental Health or to train a full year in one or the other.  Completed applications should be received by 4:00pm (Atlantic Time) on November 8th, 2018.  Applicants are notified of interview status on December 7th, 2018 with follow-up contact to finalize interview dates and times on December 10th, 2018.  Interviews are scheduled to take place between January 2, 2019 and January 16, 2019

The application should include the following:

  • completed APPIC application form (can be downloaded from
  • curriculum vitae, describing all relevant professional experience
  • official transcripts of all graduate work
  • two letters of recommendation from those familiar with the applicant’s background in psychology and the completed letter from the Director of Clinical Training or the Head of the Psychology Department that is part of the APPIC application.  Letters should be in the format required by APPIC.

applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Stefani Hurley, R. Psych.
Acting Director of Training for Psychology 
Adult Mental Health Program
Mental Health and Addictions Services
Annapolis Valley (Nova Scotia Health Authority )
5 Chipman Drive
Kentville, NS  B4N 3V7
Phone 1-855-723-7110, Ext 2026
Fax: (902) 679-1766

  • An in person interview, although not required, would be desirable, but expenses would have to be borne by the applicant;  phone interviews may also be arranged.

You can learn more by downloading the Annapolis Valley Pre-doctoral Residency in Psychology Manual (.pdf)

Halifax Clinical Psychology Residency Program

The Halifax Clinical Psychology Residency Program provides training in a range of inpatient and outpatient settings. We have four tracks, all of which involve working with adults:

  • Mental Health and Addictions (2 positions);
  • Health Psychology (1 position); and
  • Clinical Neuropsychology (1 position).

The stipend is $35,000 per year.

Our program represents the coming together of two Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)-accredited programs: The Capital District Mental Health Psychology Internship Program, which was re-accredited for a six-year term in November 2014, and the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Internship Program, which was re-accredited for the same term in October 2011, and then granted a one-year extension while our programs came together.

We will submit our self-study for CPA accreditation in October 2018. Note that terms of accreditation refer to the academic year in which the site visit took place. As such, if we have our site visit within the 2018 – 2019 training year (we are planning to have it in early 2019) and are successful in becoming accredited, then residents of the 2019 – 2020 training year will be entering an accredited program. That said, please note that there is no guarantee that we will be granted accreditation. For more information on CPA accreditation please visit

Our program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and we abide by their application and matching regulations.

Applications for the 2019 – 2020 training year should be received by the end of the day on Thursday, November 15th, 2018 in order to guarantee appropriate consideration for the following training year.

Please view our brochure for details of our internship program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jacquie Cohen, Director of Training at