Welcome to the Predoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Psychology at The Royal (Royal Ottawa Health Care Group). The Royal has a long history of offering high quality, accredited Psychology residency training across its various clinical programs.
The Royal’s residency program has evolved from a consortium with The Rehabilitation Centre (until 2005) and was accredited by the Canadian and American Psychological Associations (CPA and APA) in 2006 to span the period of 2005 (its inception) to 2013. A CPA accreditation site visit occurred in the summer of 2013. CPA re-accreditation was granted for a period of seven years from 2012-13 until 2019-2020. In the fall of 2019, we entered the CPA re-accreditation cycle. A site visit was scheduled for spring 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual site visit was completed in January 2021. In June 2021, The Royal received formal notification from CPA that the residency program secured a six-year reaccreditation term from 2020-21 to 2026-27.
For more information on CPA accreditation, please contact the accreditation office. The CPA head office is located at 141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5J3.
Please review this site for an overview of our program, the application procedure, and frequently asked questions. If after your review you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or contact our program coordinator at 1 (613) 722-6521 ext. 7135.
Thank you for your interest in our program.
Dr. Philip Grandia, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Director of Training (on behalf of the entire Training Committee)
The Royal is located on the traditional territories of the Algonquin Anishinabe, Wendat, Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee Nation, and Mohawk nations.
Philip Grandia, Ph.D., C.Psych. - Director of Training
Gretchen Conrad, Ph.D., C.Psych. – Assistant Director of Training
Tony DeBono, Ph.D., C.Psych. – Training Committee Representative
Isabelle Arès, Ph.D., C.Psych. – Training Committee Representative
Chandra Merry, Psy.D., C.Psych. - Training Committee Representative
Holly Wilson, Ph.D., C.Psych. -Training Committee Representative
Psychology Residents – Training Committee Resident Representatives
Michele Todd, Ph.D., C.Psych. – (Psychology Professional Practice Leader, Ex-Officio member)
The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC; hereafter The Royal) provides a full range of mental health services to the residents of the Champlain region and other areas of Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, and Nunavut.
Services and training opportunities are available across The Royal’s three campuses, including the main campus (Ottawa), Carlingwood, and the Brockville Mental Health Centre (BMHC). The Royal provides generalist predoctoral training in a tertiary mental health care setting. The residency program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of training and practice.
With humility, we acknowledge Psychology’s contributions to systemic oppression and inequity. We commit to developing an understanding of our role in discrimination and to identifying and eliminating barriers to training by educating our Psychology Residents and Faculty about equity, diversity, and inclusion. Furthermore, we pledge to take meaningful action as we strive for social justice in all aspects of Psychology student and Resident training.
The Royal’s residency program uses a multi-track system.
For the 2023-24 residency year, The Royal is offering five unique tracks and six positions total (one track with two positions). Applicants are welcome to apply to as many tracks as they would like, indicating their tracks of interest in one cover letter. All positions in The Royal’s Psychology residency program are filled in accordance with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) process and policies.
The Royal is welcoming applications to the following five tracks for the 2023-2024 residency year:
Please see the Application Procedure section below or the brochure for details regarding how to apply to The Royal’s residency program.
The 2023-2024 Brochure is available here.