Student Internships & Practica

Counselling & Clinical Services (CCS) has a strong commitment to training and supervising counselling psychology students through internship and practica placements.

Doctoral Counselling Psychology Residency Program

Doctoral Residency Program Brochure

The Doctoral Counselling Psychology Residency program at CCS is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association:

Canadian Psychological Association
Current Term: 2019/2020 - 2025/2026
Suite 702 - 141 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5J3
Phone: (613) 237-2144 

Applicants are advised to download and familiarize themselves with the Doctoral Residency Program Brochure.

Doctoral level graduate students currently registered in a CPA- or APA-accredited counselling or clinical psychology program will be considered for admission to the residency if they have completed or expect to complete all of their required coursework and practica (minimum 600 hours of experience) by the start date of the residency.  As well, completion of their candidacy examination by the application deadline is required.  Applicants that can show their program is CPA-equivalent may also be considered. 

CCS participates in the APPIC Match through National Matching Services (Code 183611).

All applicants must complete the APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI), and include the following documents:

  1. Letter of intent stating reasons why this is a mutually good fit,
  2. Current curriculum vitae,
  3. Official graduate transcripts,
  4. Minimum of three letters of recommendation, utilizing the standardized APPIC reference form, and
  5. Letter from the Director of Clinical Training stating that the student has completed candidacy, the necessary qualifications, and is ready for a residency. 

Master's Practicum Positions

Master's Practicum Program Brochure

CCS annually welcomes 2-3 master's-level practicum students. Eligible practicum students gain experience working in an individual therapy context. Please note that at this time, we are unable to offer group or assessment experience. Practicum students will work with clients who present with an array of concerns. Students are offered supervision from a Registered Psychologist at a rate of two hours per week with an additional one hour per week of supervision offered by a doctoral intern.

Applications for practicum positions (cover letter stating interest and a CV) are due by December 10th of each calendar year. Interviews are completed by mid-January and final decisions are made by January 31st of each year.

All practicum positions are from September to April. To submit your application, or for any questions, please email Dr. Karon Dragon, R.Psych. at