The Doctoral Residency Program in Child Clinical Psychology at Kinark provides clinical training for doctoral-level psychology students through a scientist-practitioner model. The aim of this program is to prepare residents for independent practice as professional and ethical psychologists working with complex children, youth and families.

Residents will work on an interdisciplinary team, comprised of child and youth workers, social workers, nurses, psychologists, and psychiatrists, and will learn how to effectively and professionally collaborate within a community mental health team environment. Supervision will be provided by experienced, doctoral-level, registered psychologists.

This 12-month residency program is open to applicants enrolled in a quality Clinical Psychology Doctoral program with relevant coursework and practicum experience in child and adolescent psychology. CPA/APA accredited doctoral programs are preferred, but applicants from unaccredited programs will be considered.

Applications open each Fall and selected candidates will be contacted for an interview soon after the application deadline in accordance with
APPIC procedures.


Kinark’s Doctoral Residency Program in Child Clinical Psychology is a non-accredited program. In September 2022, Kinark was awarded full membership by APPIC. As per APPIC’s policy, Policy on Full Member Internship Accreditation Requirement for APPIC Match Eligibility, the program is afforded a three year period within which to successfully obtain accreditation by the Canadian Psychological Association.

For more information about accreditation, please visit:

Canadian Psychological Association – Registrar of Accreditation
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, ON K1P 5J3
Telephone: 613-237-2144 x 328
Toll Free: 1-888-472-0657 ext. 328


Please note: This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. View the full APPIC Match Policies here.

Kinark Child and Family Services is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities. If you have any questions regarding the application process, including access and accommodation requests, please contact the Training Director:

Training Director
Kofi-Len Belfon, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Associate Clinical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health