Specialized learning opportunity in developmental services
Psychology practicum students are offered the opportunity for placement in one of our three age-based programs (Infancy and Early Childhood Program, Children and Youth Program, and Adult Program) offering services to individuals with developmental (intellectual) disabilities. Surrey Place has satellite offices in different areas of the city, however practicum students would mainly work out of our central downtown office, a few steps from College Street and University Avenue. The specifics of training experiences (e.g., assessment versus intervention, start and finish dates, etc.) may vary from one age program to another. Prospective students wishing to obtain more information regarding potential placement with a particular age program are encouraged to contact the designated representative for each of the three age programs (see brochure).
NOTE: For the 2022-2023 year, positions will only be available within the Children and Youth Program. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all psychology services have been offered virtually, which may be applicable for the upcoming placement depending on evolving public health recommendations.
Practicum students are usually assigned to one supervisor. Individual face-to-face supervision is typically offered once a week for an hour, but on-site/on-the-spot supervision frequently takes place throughout the course of the training. There are also opportunities for group learning and supervision involving other psychology trainees and supervising psychologists in the centre.