Residencies and Internships

If you need information for medical residencies, please visit the Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine website

NSHA Internship Opportunities

Music Therapy Internship Placements

You can find information and application forms for NSHA Music Therapy Department Internships at http://www.cdha.nshealth.ca/music-therapy/music-therapy-internship-placements

 

NSHA Residency Opportunities

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.  

Please note that the program will not be accepting applicants for a Child and Youth Major rotation for the 2017-2018 training year.  Applicants from Adult Mental Health training programs are still encouraged to apply.  Completed applications should be received by 4:00pm (Atlantic Time) on November 2nd, 2017.  Applicants are notified of interview status on December 1st, 2017.  Interviews are scheduled to take place between January 15, 2017 and January 26, 2017.  The application should include the following:

  • completed APPIC application form (can be downloaded from http://www.appic.org/aapi)
  • 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 
Child & Youth 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
Email: 
Email: Stefani.Hurley@nshealth.ca

  • 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)

Capital District Mental Health Internship in Clinical Psychology

The Capital District Mental Health Internship has merged with the QEII Health Sciences Internship. While the two have separate programs for the 2017 – 2018 training year, they will be combined for the 2017 – 2018 training year under a new pre-doctoral internship program, the Halifax Clinical Psychology Residency Program. Please see below for information and how to apply.

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.

We are a new residency program that 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.

Our new program will apply for CPA accreditation in September 2018. This is the soonest we are eligible to apply given that this is when we will have our first class of residents on site. Please note that terms of accreditation date 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 for Fall 2018) and are successful in becoming accredited, then residents of the 2018 – 2019 training year will graduate from 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 http://www.cpa.ca/accreditation/
 
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 2018 – 2019 training year should be received by the end of the day on Monday, November 13, 2017.
 
Please view our brochure (.pdf)  for details of our internship program.
 
For more information, please contact Dr. Jacquie Cohen, Interim Director of Training at jacquie.cohen@nshealth.ca

QEII Health Sciences Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Programme

The Nova Scotia Capital District Mental Health Internship Program and the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Programme are pleased to announce that they have merged to offer a new, expanded internship program, the Halifax Clinical Psychology Residency Program, beginning in the 2018-19 training year.  Please see above for a description of the program and information about applying.
 
For the 2017-2018 training year the QEII Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Programme continues to operate as a separate program.  The QEII Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Programme is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA): (contact information is Accreditation Office, CPA, 141 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 702, Ottawa, Ontario. Tel: 613-237-2144).  In October 2011, the programme was re-accredited for a six-year term from 2010-11 to 2016-17. In September 2016 the programme was granted a one-year extension of its accreditation term. The programme’s current term of accreditation will end in 2017-2018.