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 are in the process of applying for CPA re-accreditation for 2020-21 and beyond. 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

Thank you for your interest in our program!

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

Members of the Psychology Residency Program Training Committee

Judy Makinen, Ph.D., C.Psych. – Director of Training
Philip Grandia, Ph.D., C.Psych. - Assistant Director of Training
Nina Fusco, Ph.D., C. Psych. - Practicum Coordinator
Gretchen Conrad, Ph.D., C. Psych. - Training Committee Representative
Gordana Eljdupovic, 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 an off-site Community Mental Health Program (CMHP), 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 2020-21 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

2019-20 Brochure in PDF.