Predoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Psychology

Welcome Statement

Welcome to the Predoctoral Residency Program in Clinical Psychology at The Royal (previously known as the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group). The Royal has a long tradition of offering high quality accredited training across a diverse range of programs. The current 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. An accreditation site visit from the Canadian Psychological Association occurred in the summer of 2013. CPA re-accreditation was granted from 2012/13 until 2019/2020. We applied for CPA re-accreditation for 2020-21 and beyond. A site visit was scheduled for Spring 2020; however, it was postponed due to COVID-19. We completed a virtual site visit in January 2021 and are currently awaiting the accreditation panel’s decision (expected Spring 2021).   

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 or contact our program administrative assistant at +1 (613) 722-6521 ext. 7135.

Thank you for your interest in our program!

Philip Grandia, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Director of Training (on behalf of the entire Training Committee)

Members of the Psychology Residency Program Training Committee

Philip Grandia, Ph.D., C. Psych. - Director of Training
Gretchen Conrad, Ph.D., C. Psych. – Assistant Director of Training
Sophie Duranceau, Ph.D., C. Psych. – Practicum Coordinator
Gordana Eljdupovic, Ph.D., C. Psych. – Training Committee Representative
Tejas Srinivas, 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 provides a full range of mental health services to the residents of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. The Royal offers one track comprised of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (ROMHC), which includes community mental health services (Carlingwood), and the Brockville Mental Health Centre (BMHC).

The Royal provides generalist predoctoral training experiences and opportunities for in-depth assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health issues using the scientist-practitioner model. 

The Royal offers six full-time Residency positions for the 2021-22 year. All positions are applied for and filled in adherence with the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) policies.

Applying for Residency at The Royal

Our APPIC program code number is: 183911


Application Procedure
List of Rotations
Stipend & Benefits
Public Disclosure Table
Frequently Asked Questions
Photo Gallery

2021-22 Brochure in PDF.