ROCK offers student placements in a variety of disciplines including clinical psychology, occupational therapy, social work, family therapy and early childhood education. Through practicum and doctoral residency opportunities, students gain valuable clinical experience working with a child and adolescent mental health population in a community setting.
The ROCK Centre of Learning was established in January 2014 to support ROCK’s overall mission through:
- Promoting and sustaining a culture of leadership, energy, excellence and continuous learning
- Attracting highly trained and skilled staff, interns and students
- Creating and expanding innovative evidence-informed programs and practices within the agency, and in collaboration with community partners
The key areas of focus for the Centre are:
- Internal Training and Development: Planning, coordination and implementation of training for ROCK staff, students and interns
- External Consultation and Training: Providing consultation to organizations in areas where ROCK has developed expertise and innovative practices; organizing community workshops
- Students: Coordination and support for university and college practicums across the agency
- Interns: Overseeing the recruitment, orientation, training and supervision of post-graduate Interns across ROCK’s clinical services.
- Standards of Practice: Development of clear standards of practice guidelines for key clinical services across the agency and supporting these to ensure knowledge dissemination and skill development
- Research: Providing support in program evaluation and research
- Innovative Services: Collaborating with ROCK staff, management and community partners to explore and implement new evidence-informed programs
- Conferences and Publications: Presentations at key conferences and writing for publication in professional journals
ROCK’S Clinical Psychology Residency program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association, currently from the 2013/2014 academic year through the 2018/2019 academic year.
Although we are not members of APPIC, our agency participates in the APPIC Match. Please submit all application materials to APPIC by the application deadline of March 21, 2019.
Note: If you are a student applying for the above Doctoral Residency Program in Clinical Psychology with ROCK please quote ” Program code 185211”
Psychology Practicum Placements
ROCK offers psychological assessment and intervention practicum placements at three of our sites. Applications are due on February 1st and students are offered placements on March 1st. Applications are comprised of a letter of intent stating training goals for the placement, 2 reference letters, transcripts, and CV. Applications can be forwarded to Terry Diamond, 471 Pearl St., Burlington, ON L7R 4M4 or can be emailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Student Practicums
For those who are interested in exploring the possibility of a student practicum at ROCK, we welcome your submission. At this time, we are accepting applications for September 2018. For all University student practicums, please email Karen Young at email@example.com with “University Student Practicum” in the subject line.
College Student Practicums
We are accepting applications for September 2018. Please email Nneka Onwualu at firstname.lastname@example.org with “College Student Practicum” in the subject line.
The Walk-In Clinic Internship Program provides post-graduate interns with clinical experience in single session and brief therapy at a walk-in counselling clinic that promotes innovative, researched and client-centred practices.
For more information, please contact Karen Young at email@example.com with “Walk-In Clinic Internship Program” in the subject line.
Training and Supervision Opportunities
The Windz Institute is operated by ROCK’s Centre of Learning and is located in Oakville, Ontario and is the home of brief narrative therapy training, education, research and community outreach.
ROCK provides supervision to therapists who are seeking clinical consultation and reflective supervision as part of their ongoing professional development and in order to meet requirements of Colleges such as the College Of Psychotherapy. Pay for a Session