General Post-Secondary Student Placement Positions
CDI accepts a limited number of placement/practicum positions to post-secondary students. Students placed at CDI are typically studying in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Child and Youth Worker or Social Work programs.
For the 2015-2016 academic year CDI has accepted student into positions including, but not limited to:
- Integra Program Psychology Practicum Position
- Psychology Assessment Practicum Position
- SNAP® Girls
- SNAP® School Based Program
- Start Right Social Skills Program
- Family Violence Clinician Placement Position
Please note that CDI does not accept applications for student positions from institutions we do not have a formal partnership. All applications must be received through placement coordinators from partner institutions. If you are interested in a student position at CDI please contact the appropriate placement coordinator at your college/university.
Toronto Area Internship Consortium (TAIC)
The Integra Program (Child Development Institute) is one of the clinical partners of the Toronto Area Internship Consortium (TAIC). The consortium is hosted by OISE’s Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development. The central goal of this pre-doctoral psychology internship consortium is to graduate interns who have competency in both school and clinical psychology with an emphasis on children, youth, and families. This goal is pursued through the provision of training in core areas of psychological practice, including assessment, diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, psycho-educational and psychological testing, consultation and research over the course of a 12-month, 1600-hour internship program. Interns completing a rotation with the Integra Program will spend 2 days a week engaging in intervention, including carrying a varied caseload of therapeutic modalities such as individual therapy (most often tailoring CBT to the child’s LD) and family therapy (collaborative problem solving, family systems, narrative, solution focused). Interns will co-lead groups, such as our social competence group program, Integra Mindfulness Martial Arts, or parent groups (Triple P or parent support). In addition, there is opportunity to participate in parent workshops, community education, case consultation to staff, and program evaluation.
At the Integra Program, clinical supervision is highly valued and weekly individual supervision with the director (psychologist) is part of the clinical practice for all front-line staff. Interns will receive a combination of formal scheduled supervision (regularly scheduled one hour per week with the director) and informal supervision (live observation, 'open door’ policy for dropping in with questions, peer supervision). Interns will also meet for peer supervision with child and family therapists, particularly in the context of co-leading groups or for a family therapy case.
For more information, please see the APPIC website (APPIC Member Number 1863): https://membership.appic.org/directory/view/1863 and http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/aphd/Students/Internship_Consortium/index.html