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 Internship Program

Doctoral Internship Program Brochure

This doctoral counselling psychology internship 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 Internship Program Brochure.

Doctoral-level graduate students currently registered in a CPA-accredited counselling or clinical psychology program will be considered for admission to the internship if they have completed or expect to complete all of their required coursework and practica (minimum 600 hours of direct and indirect experience) by the start date of the internship. As well, completion of their candidacy examination is required. Applicants that can show their program is CPA-equivalent will also be considered. The deadline for applications is November 15th in any given year.

CCS participates in the APPIC Match through National Matching Services (Code 1836).

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.
  5. letter from the Coordinator of Training at their institution stating that the candidacy exam is or will be complete by the start date of the internship and that the student has the necessary qualifications and is ready for an internship.

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 31st 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. Erica Dunn, R.Psych. at