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					   Calgary Clinical  
Psychology Residency 
          Predoctoral Residency
      Program in Clinical Psychology

   Formerly the Calgary Consortium in Clinical Psychology.
    Accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association.

Document Review and Revisions: 2011 Clinical Training Committee
                 Formatting: Crystal Cranston
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                                                         Predoctoral  Residency Program 
                                                          Clinical Psychology 2012‐2013 

The Calgary Clinical Psychology Residency (CCPR) was formerly the
Calgary Consortium in Clinical Psychology. The change in our name is a
reflection of the changes in health care within Alberta. We are very proud of
the diversity of training options and breadth of experiences that are embedded
in a fully integrated health care system that includes community and hospital
settings. The range of clinical training offered includes psychological
assessment, intervention, and consultation in the areas of mental health and
addictions, forensic psychology, behavioural health as well as clinical
neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation. The program is designed to provide
advanced training in the application of psychological principles and skills in             Credit:
accordance with accreditation criteria of the Canadian Psychological Association.
It prepares the resident for his or her professional role through the integration of
graduate education, psychological theory and professional skills. We aim to                Table of Contents
provide a breadth experience with the goal of independent practice by the                  Introduction                                           3
completion of the residency year.                                                          Program Training Locations                             6
                                                                                           Professional Psychology                                7
These varied experiences are currently offered at 10 different geographic
                                                                                           Philosophy & Goals                                     8
locations throughout the city. All of the training programs and sites within
                                                                                           Clinical Training                                      9
Calgary are administered through Alberta Health Services (AHS) with the
                                                                                           Assessment                                        10
exceptions of the Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic, which is closely
                                                                                           Intervention                                      11
affiliated with AHS. Health care within Alberta changed from Regional to
Provincial administration. On April 1st, 2009, the Alberta Mental Health                   Professional & Administrative
Board, the Alberta Cancer Board and the Calgary Health Region were all
                                                                                           Research                                          12
placed under the administrative umbrella of AHS. Consequently, Alberta has
                                                                                           Supervision & Educational
the most fully integrated health care system in Canada and we no longer                    Experiences

require the umbrella of a consortium to provide training.                                  Evaluation                                        13
                                                                                           Training Modules                                  14
The hospitals and centres which offer training modules are the Foothills
                                                                                           Program Modules                                   15
Medical Centre (FMC), the Sunridge Community Mental Health Centre
(SCMHC), the Peter Lougheed Centre (PLC), the Rockyview General                               A—Addictions & Mental
                                                                                              Health                                         15
Hospital (RGH), Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre (SMCHC), the Holy
                                                                                              B—Forensic Psychology                          24
Cross Centre (HXC), the Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre
                                                                                              C—Health Psychology/
(RRDTC), the South Calgary Health Centre (SCHC), the Carewest                                 Neurosciences                                  25

Operational Stress Injury Clinic (OSI) and the Southern Alberta Forensic                      D—Clinical Neurosciences                       28
Psychiatry Centre. Please see page 6 for a map of Calgary and these
                                                                                           Duration and Funding /
facilities. The Tom Baker Cancer Centre and the Addictions Program are                     Application

physically located on the FMC site, which adjoins the University of Calgary                Supervisors                                       32
Medical Centre. The Psychosocial Oncology program and the Chronic Pain
                                                                                           Training Module Request                           41
Centre are located at the Holy Cross Centre.
The Organization and the Setting 
    Alberta Health Services (AHS) is an integrated         not restricted to any one site. Most residents will
    healthcare system that administers virtually all       work at least two sites and every effort is made to
    publicly-funded health care facilities and services    coordinate their training schedule and to minimize
    in the province. Up to 2009, health care services      travel time. More details about the selection of
    were delivered through regions, one of which was       modules and the organization of an resident’s time
    the former Calgary Health Region. The Clinical         are provided in subsequent pages.
    Training Program is administratively managed
    through the Allied Health Leader and is physically     Each of the six predoctoral residency positions
    located at the Foothills Medical Centre. All           has a stipend of $31,205.00 per annum. All
    residency facilities listed are involved in direct     residents will have office space, personal
    patient services and training. Most sites are also     computers and telephone. In addition, psychology
    involved in evaluation and research. The AHS           residents have access to a broad range of health
    provides a comprehensive, integrated and active        care facilities, services and resources to support
    health treatment system for the population of          their professional training. These facilities and
    Calgary as well as southern Alberta.                   services include one-way viewing rooms, audio
                                                           visual services, online library services that have
    In addition to their clinical mandate, the hospitals   access to MEDLINE, the Alberta Health
    and centres serve as teaching and research             Knowledge Network, national interlibrary loan
    institutions associated with the University of         services, computer and residentet access, and
    Calgary and Mount Royal University. In all, nine       administrative support. Research opportunities
    disciplines, including Psychology, are involved in     also exist for the interested resident, and the
    providing professional training. The AHS also          resources of the University of Calgary are easily
    supports applied research programs in the medical      accessed. We are pleased to offer this exciting
    and behavioural sciences.                              opportunity to experience the future of health
    The Calgary Clinical Psychology Residency
    offers six predoctoral residency positions. Two to     Our residents are full-time AHS employees,
    three residents are placed together at a primary       consequently are entitled to the rights, privileges
    site that provides administrative support to the       and responsibilities of staff. Many residents have
    residents located there. These primary sites may       moved on to obtain employment within AHS
    include the Foothills Medical Centre and the           following completion of their training year. As
    Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre due to their           employees, current residents are able to apply for
    central locations as well as the number of training    positions as internal candidates which provides a
    opportunities available. Other locations may be        significant advantage to future employment.
    utilized, depending upon the training plans in a
    given year. A Site Director will be designated for
    each resident and will act to facilitate all aspects
    of the residents’ training program. Because the
    CCPR has been designed to build as much
    flexibility as possible into the residency
    experience, the selection of training modules is

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The City of Calgary 
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains,       art galleries, four institutions of higher learning, a
Calgary is a cosmopolitan and energetic city of        world class museum, a planetarium and a large
over a million people. Calgary has been called         zoo. Every July, the city hosts the greatest
the Heart of the New West and is the                   outdoor show on earth, the Calgary Stampede.
administrative centre for Canada’s oil and gas
industry, the financial centre of western Canada,      Although the weather can be unpredictable,
and the agricultural hub of south central Alberta.     Calgary averages more sunshine than any other
Calgary is also the home of growing data               Canadian city. Because of the warm Chinook
processing, distribution and tourist industries and    winds, winters are often milder than other major
has the second highest number of corporate head        cities in Canada. Calgary is home to people from
offices in Canada.                                     many places making Calgary a vibrant, culturally
                                                       diverse city. For information on the city of
Although many people are first attracted to            Calgary and regional activities at:
Calgary for professional and training reasons, they and .
often remain due to the wonderful career, lifestyle
and leisure opportunities. Many of the
psychology staff and supervisors were former
predoctoral residents! The Rocky Mountains
provide opportunities for camping, kayaking,
hiking and skiing. Excellent city facilities are
open to the public for sporting activities. The city
houses a Centre for the Performing Arts, several


    Program Training Locations 
    Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre: 1213—4th St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0X7
    Foothills Medical Centre: 1403—29th St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2T9
    Sunridge Professional Centre: 2580—32nd St NE, Calgary T2Y 7M8
    Peter Lougheed Centre: 3500-26th Ave. NE, Calgary, AB T1Y 6J4
    Rockyview General Hospital: 7007-14th St. SW, Calgary, AB T2V 1P9
    Holy Cross Centre: 22nd Ave & 2nd St. SW Calgary, AB T2S 3C3
    South Calgary Health Centre: 31 Sunpark Plaza SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3W5
    Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary AB T2T 5C7
    Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic, 203, 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary, AB T3A 0E2
    Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatric Centre: 11333—85th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T3R 1J3

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Professional Psychology within Alberta Health Services 
Professionals from all disciplines generally work in interdisciplinary teams and are typically
administratively responsible to Program Managers. There is a strong commitment at the administrative
level to both team collaboration and professional accountability for each discipline. At present,
approximately 115 psychologists are members of clinical teams in the adult sector of the Calgary zone
of Alberta Health Services. A number of adjunct supervisors and psychometrists also make an
important contribution to training. The residency is managed by the Director of Clinical Training, who
reports to the Allied Health Leader.

By virtue of their expertise in particular assessment/treatment areas, psychologists have assumed senior
clinical and supervisory roles on the interdisciplinary teams within which they work. In addition to
their roles within the organization, most psychologists on staff hold positions in a number of
professional capacities, including adjunct positions in academic and clinical departments at the
University of Calgary, executive and advisory positions on professional and governmental boards, and
supervisory designations with the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy, the Canadian
Group Psychotherapy Association and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

    Philosophy and Goals 
    Clinical psychology involves the assessment,         assessment, therapy, and consultation skills.
    diagnosis, treatment and prevention of               Rather than gaining only brief exposures to
    psychological distress, disability and health risk   areas for time-limited rotations, residents select
    behaviour. The role of the clinical psychologist     options that provide a more long term (6-12
    also involves consultation, program                  month) in-depth experience. Training is
    development and evaluation, administration,          facilitated through a number of components.
    teaching and research. The residency program
    is designed to promote the development of            The residency program balances the following
    autonomous professional clinical psychologists.      needs in training:
    This philosophy is articulated through the
    pursuit of three interrelated goals:                 1. Meeting the resident’s interests and training
    1. To assist the resident in acquiring and           2. Providing consistent in-depth training; and
       interpreting professional knowledge and
       ethical standards;                                3. Offering a variety of training experiences.
    2. To promote the development of the
      resident’s clinical skills based on a              Residents select a number of training modules.
      knowledge of psychological principles; and         Selection of training modules depends on the
    3. To encourage the resident’s personal growth,      resident’s interests and the residency
      professional socialization and development of      committee’s appraisal of current skill readiness.
      a professional identity as a clinical              The Clinical Training Committee recognizes
      psychologist.                                      that each resident arrives with a different set of
                                                         skills, experiences, needs and interests. Every
    4. To promote both breadth and depth of clinical
       training.                                         effort will be made to design an residency
                                                         program which recognizes the individuality of
                                                         the resident. However, to ensure that each
    The program recognizes the complex and multi-        resident has a breadth of experience, there are
    faceted role of the contemporary clinical            minimum requirements for the development of
    psychologist and this reality is reflected in the    assessment and therapy skills. Opportunities are
    training endeavors.                                  also made available for the development of
                                                         consultation skills and to begin to develop
    We offer residentcy training in several              supervisory skills. Didactic training in
    assessment and intervention modalities from          supervision is offered every year and every
    diverse theoretical perspectives and with a          effort is made to organize direct supervision
    broad patient population. The program                experiences. Each resident develops a training
    challenges residents to realistically assess their   program by the end of September of each year
    own strengths and weaknesses and to recognize        that is formalized in a Learning Contract. Each
    the need to maintain and increase their              resident will be required to meet a minimum
    knowledge and skills throughout their career.        goal of 375 hours of direct patient contact over
    Within certain limits, the program is tailored to    the year of the residency. Residents typically
    the interests and training needs of the resident.    select two assessment modules and two
    An emphasis is given to the development of

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treatment or intervention modules over the course      designated to work with the resident.
of the year.                                           Designation of an resident’s home base will
                                                       depend on the modules selected, with primary
The written Learning Contract will be developed        consideration given to minimization of travel
by each resident in consultation with the              time between locations. In any one 6-month
supervisors from each module selected. This            term, residents are encouraged to select modules
contract is an agreement between the CCPR and          that do not require travel between sites within a
the resident which specifies the nature of the         single day.
resident’s learning experiences and the resident’s
and the supervisor’s responsibilities. It will be
coordinated and overseen by the Site Director

Clinical Training 
Clinical training activities include assessment (psychological testing, diagnostic interviewing and report
writing), treatment and interdisciplinary consultation. Clinical training is provided through supervision
of direct patient assessment and treatment (can include individual, group, marital and family therapy
from different theoretical orientations) as well as through the observation of staff members’ work.
These training experiences are available to the resident in the form of supervised, individually-tailored
modules, as described in the following section. The major theoretical orientations of the staff are
cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, interpersonal and family/marital systems. During the year, all
residents will be involved with both empirically based assessments and interventions. The patient
population is primarily adult (18-65 years), however, children and adolescents can be seen in several
modules (e.g. family therapy). An older adult population (65+) is the focus if a Psychogeriatric Module
is selected.

Residents are required to ensure that their program includes training and supervision in psychological
assessment which includes an interview and psychometric tests leading to integrated written reports.
Over the course of the residency year, residents are typically required to be primarily responsible for
conducting psychometrically based assessments with written reports. Although all modules may not be
available every year, the modules listed below provide the opportunity to do these types of assessments.
Some of these modules will provide both psychological assessment and treatment experience (e.g.,
Addictions Centre, Day Hospital Service) whereas others are primarily assessment. (e.g., RPAS).

Residents will typically select two of the following assessment modules, each typically of six months
duration. The goal is to provide breadth of assessment experience as well as provide equal opportunity
for residents to participate in different modules.

 Location                                        Modules

 Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre                 Regional Psychological Assessment Service (RPAS),
                                                 Geriatric Mental Health

 Foothills Hospital                              Addictions Centre (Adolescent, Adult), Day Hospital
                                                 Service, Bipolar Clinic, Inpatient Service,
                                                 Neuropsychology, Neuro-Rehabilitation Program,
                                                 Calgary Epilepsy Program, Optimus Program, Young
                                                 Adult Program

 Peter Lougheed Centre                           Forensic Assessment and Outpatient Services

 Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatric           Forensic Inpatient Unit

 Rockyview General Hospital                      Seniors Health

 Market Mall                                     Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic

 Holy Cross Centre                               Chronic Pain Centre

 Sunridge Professional Centre                    Forensic Adolescent Program

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Over the course of the year, the resident is         treatment interventions of an alternative kind
required to complete two intervention training       (e.g., different model, modality, population and/or
modules. Typically, at least one major two day/      disorder). The goal is for the resident to have an
per week of 12 months will be an intervention-       intensive training experience in one area of
based module, and a second module of an              treatment and some breadth of exposure involving
alternative kind, which may be one—two days a        an area that is substantially different from the
week for six or 12 months. Consequently, one of      primary one.
the interventions will be an in-depth experience
and the second will be a module involving

Location                      Addictions& Mental Health              Behavioural Health Module
Sheldon M. Chumir Health     Cognitive Therapy Service,             Community Accessible
Centre                       Group Therapy Service,                 Rehabilitation
                             Couples & Family Therapy Service,
                             Geriatric Mental Health,
                             Behavioural Health Consultation
Foothills Hospital           Addictions Centre (Adolescent,         Neuro-Rehabilitation Programs,
                             Adult),                                Calgary Epilepsy Program,
                             Day Hospital Service,                  OPTIMUS Program
                             Early Psychosis Treatment Service,
                             Young Adult Program,
                             Psychiatric Ambulatory Service
Peter Lougheed Centre        Forensic Assessment and Outpatient

Sunridge Community           Primary Mental Health Care, Forensic
Mental Health Centre         Adolescent Program

Market Mall                  Carewest Operational Stress Injury
Richmond Road Diagnostic                                            Cardiometabolic Psychology
and Treatment Centre                                                Module

South Calgary Health         Adult Mental Health & Walk-In
Centre                       Program

Holy Cross Centre                                                   Chronic Pain Centre, Psychosocial

 Professional and Administrative Processes 
 The program recognizes the necessity of                  Canadian Psychological Association. A training
 maintaining the professional identity of clinical        session on ethical standards and practice takes
 psychology within the interdisciplinary program-         place during the orientation for all residents.
 managed service delivery system. To this end,
 regular meetings of psychologists and residents          Residents are also required to familiarize
 are held to discuss professional, clinical and           themselves with the relevant administrative Policy
 administrative issues. Residents also meet               and Procedure Manuals and with pertinent aspects
 regularly with a Site Director and their                 of Alberta Health Services operations. The
 supervisors to review and monitor their training         resident participates in formal evaluation of the
 program.                                                 training program and may serve on the Clinical
                                                          Training Committee. Residents also participate in
 Residents are required to become knowledgeable           interviewing new candidates applying for
 about the relevant legislative acts governing the        residency positions each year, but do not
 practice of psychology in Alberta as well as the         participate in the evaluation and selection process.
 ethical and professional guidelines provided by
 the College of Alberta Psychologists, the
 Psychologists’ Association of Alberta and the

 The program regards the ability to conduct and
 evaluate research as an important aspect of the
 clinical psychologist’s role. Residents are
 encouraged to be involved in the ongoing applied
 research projects conducted by staff psychologists
 or to pursue their research interests. Residents are
 regularly advised of the research colloquia at the
 Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at the
 University of Calgary and other local sites. They
 are encouraged to attend presentations relevant to
 areas of applied and scientific interests. Residents
 have full hospital and University of Calgary
 library privileges, including access to MEDLINE,
 the Alberta Health Knowledge Network and
 national interlibrary loan service.

 Residents can expect to spend no more than 70%
 of their training time in direct and indirect clinical
 service delivery, in order to have time for formal
 education, select administrative responsibilities
 and the pursuit of research interests. Residents
 can take up to two weeks paid and protected
 research or education time. The research
 component is encouraged but not required.

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 Supervision and Educational Experiences 
Consistent with the CPA accreditation criteria,        supervision. Seminars on supervision are
residents can expect to receive a minimum of four      provided as part of the required seminar series.
hours of individual supervision per week. At the
onset of their year, the residents are given general   Supervision occurs through weekly case reviews
and specific orientations to Alberta Health            with a supervisor, live session observations, use of
Services and the residency program as well as          audio/visual tapes and multidisciplinary case
individual Module orientations. A number of            problem solving conferences. The supervision
didactic opportunities are provided and all            process involves not only case intervention and
residents participate in educational seminars.         management strategizing, but also focuses on the
Required monthly seminars occur in conjunction         resident’s development of a unique therapeutic
with the residents in the Alberta Children’s           style as well as therapist-patient interaction
Hospital program. These seminars cover topics of       patterns. The residency program is a rigorously
general relevance to psychology residents from all     supervised experience. Ongoing supervision of
settings such as ethics, professional legislation,     each case managed by the resident will be
psychotropic medication, expert testimony, and         provided by the staff psychologist responsible for
cultural determinants of symptom formation.            each module at least once per week. In these
Other educational activities are offered within the    supervisory sessions, residents will be required to
context of the modules and cover topics of             produce representative samples of their work with
specific relevance to the rotations (e.g.,             patients, covering therapy process and/or
neuropsychology, cognitive therapy). Each              assessment activities. These sessions will often
training site typically has monthly rounds which       require video or audio taping, or direct
the residents are encouraged to attend. In             observation through one-way mirrors. Residents
addition, Calgary has a large and active               can expect to receive approximately one hour of
psychological community and the resident is            supervision for each three hours of clinical
encouraged to attend lectures and workshops            practice. In some modules, particularly group and
offered by visiting scholars at the University of      family therapy training, primary supervisors may,
Calgary and at other institutions and agencies. In     on occasion, be from disciplines other than
addition to receiving supervision and training, we     Psychology. In these instances, there will also be
work to provide opportunities to engage in             an additional psychologist supervisor assigned.

A number of didactic opportunities are provided and all residents participate in
educational seminars.

At the half-way point in the training program          ensure that the training experience is proceeding
(February), the resident receives a formal             smoothly from both the resident’s and
evaluation report compiled by his/her supervisors      supervisors’ perspectives. The final evaluation
and meets with all supervisors and Site Director       occurs at the end of the residency in August. A
to discuss its contents. Mid module (November          certificate will be provided upon successful
and May), informal evaluations are also held to        completion of the residency program.

 Training Modules 
 In the following section, each training module is   the module selected. Some modules are
 described. The modules are grouped in two           designed to provide training one day per week;
 broad categories—Addictions and Mental              some require a two-day commitment, and some
 Health (including Forensics) and Behavioural        are flexible in this regard. Applicants indicate
 Health/Clinical Neurosciences. The description      their interest in training modules on the
 of each module includes the names of                Training Module Request form (pg. 42). The
 supervisors, the location of training, and the      Clinical Training Committee works with each
 time commitment required if the resident selects    resident to create an individualized training
 that particular module. Note that some of the       program which meets the resident’s interests
 modules are 12 months long, while others offer      and training needs.
 the option of either a 6-month or 12-month
 duration. If modules of 6-month duration are        The health care field within Alberta has been in
 selected, training occurs from September            a process of change for a number of years. New
 through February or from March through              training opportunities that are not listed in this
 August of the residency year. Also note that the    brochure may be available and we cannot
 time commitment per week varies depending on        guarantee that all modules will be available for
                                                     each training year.

 Sample Resident Programmes  

 Resident             September—February                                 March—August

              Group Therapy (SMCHC)
     A        Primary Mental Health Care
                                                         Group Therapy (SMCHC)
                                                         Primary Mental Health Care (Sunridge)
              Regional Psychological Assessment
                                                         FAOS (Sunridge)
              Service (SMCHC)

              Regional Psychological Assessment
              Service (SMCMC)
              Cardiometabolic Psychology                 Inpatient Assessment Service (FMC)
     B        (Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treat-       Calgary Chronic Pain Centre (HXC)
              ment Centre)                               Cognitive Therapy Service (SMCHC)
              Cognitive Therapy Service (SMCMC)

              Psychosocial Oncology (HXC)                Psychosocial Oncology (HXC)
     C        Psychiatric Ambulatory Service (FMC)       Psychiatric Ambulatory Service (FMC)
              Rehabilitation Psychology (FMC)            Rehabilitation Psychology (FMC)

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Program Modules 
A. Addictions and Mental Health  
1. Regional Outpatient Mental Health Programs 
The Regional Psychological Assessment                 The Cognitive Therapy Service consists of a
Service, based at the Sheldon M. Chumir Health        number of therapists within the Outpatient Mental
Centre, provides comprehensive assessments for        Health Program who work primarily from a
various out-patient programs in the Calgary area      cognitive therapy perspective (Beck, J. Young,
facilities within the AHS. Referrals are accepted     Persons and others). Patients treated with this
from Mental Health clinicians and therapists (e.g.,   form of therapy are typically experiencing
Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and     depressive, anxiety and/or personality disorders.
Psychiatric nurses) to provide opinions and           Most patients are individual adults, however
recommendations to aid in formulating treatment,      adolescents age 16 and older are also accepted for
rehabilitation, or management decisions for           treatment. Residents may also have an opportunity
individuals with a wide-range of complex              to co-facilitate groups such as a cognitive-
psychological or psychiatric concerns.                behavioural group for individuals with social
Assessments include clinical interviews, extensive    anxiety disorder, a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
psychological testing, detailed reports, and direct   Basics Group, obsessive compulsive disorder and
client feed-back. The resident will also be           a Mindfulness Meditation Group. The resident
involved in on-going communication and                will meet weekly (one hour minimum) with his/
consultation with the referring clinicians and        her supervisor for individual supervision. In
therapists. Referral issues include diagnostic        addition, the Cognitive Therapy Group meets
clarification, personality functioning, cognitive     weekly (1.5 hours) to problem-solve difficult
testing, and vocational assessment. Clients           cases, illustrate novel applications of techniques/
assessed range in age from 18 to 65. The resident     strategies, observe “live” therapy sessions, or
is expected to complete at least 4-6 full             discuss assigned articles on cognitive theory,
assessments with reports over a 6-month period.       therapy or research. The specific meeting
Travel between sites is expected. Opportunities       activities change from week to week. Residents
for training in program development and               usually conduct 4 direct treatment hours per week.
evaluation may also be available.                     The supervisor will observe most sessions, or the
                                                      sessions will be audio or videotaped and
Supervisor:              Location: SMCHC              reviewed.
Kerry Mothersill, Ph.D. Duration: 1 or 2 days/
Cherie Peterson, Ph.D. week for 6 or 12               Over the course of this module, the resident will
                        months                        be expected to learn and be able to apply the
Population: Adults
                                                       development of a collaborative relationship
                                                       psychometric assessment procedures unique
                                                          to cognitive therapy
                                                       case conceptualization and management

      use of specific cognitive therapy techniques      week. Supervisors are Full Members of the
        and strategies                                    Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association.
      schema-focused procedures
      use of behavioural interventions                  Over the course of the module, the resident will
      development of a facilitative therapeutic style   learn to:
      ability to examine the therapist’s role,
        including assumptions about and reactions to       Integrate group therapy and apply theory to
        the patient                                         practice
      Supervisors:                  Location:              Formulate interpersonal patterns
      Gayle Belsher, Ph.D.          SMCHC                  Employ group interventions to address
      Barb Backs-Dermott, Ph.D.     Duration: 2 days/       individual dynamics
      Deborah Dobson, Ph.D.         week for 12
                                                           Develop an understanding of the therapist’s
      Jennifer Garinger, Ph.D.      months                  role
      Kerry J. Mothersill, Ph.D.
      Cherie Peterson, Ph.D.                               Utilize group processes to identify themes
                                                           Promote corrective experiences in the group
                                                            therapy context
                                                           Address co-therapy challenges
 The Group Therapy Service is an integral part
                                                           Develop a repertoire of leadership
 of the Outpatient Mental Health Program at the
 Outpatient Mental Health Services, Sheldon
 Chumir Health Centre. Therapists within this              Supervisors:                Location: SMCHC
 service practice primarily from psychodynamic             Christi Alloway, Ph.D       Duration: 2 days/
 and interpersonal perspectives (i.e., Ratan and           Gloria Jacobucci, Ph.D      week for 12 months
 Stone, Yalom). Clients in this form of therapy            James Nieuwenhuis,
 present with a variety of Axis I and Axis II              Ph.D.
 diagnosis that are perpetuated by significant             Adjunct Supervisor:
 interpersonal difficulties. Clients, all adults, are      Linda Goddard, M.A.
 treated in a change-oriented psychotherapy group,
 either an interpersonal, young-adult, mid-life
                                                           Population: Adults (Age 16-65)
 transition, or general transition group. Primary
 learning for residents will include co-facilitation
 of an ongoing, process-oriented group,
 conducting individual assessments for group
 therapy, co-facilitation of the assessment group,
 and the strategic use of individual sessions to
 support group work. The resident will receive
 comprehensive supervision, both with individual
 supervisors, and through team consultations. The
 Group Therapy Team meets weekly (1.5 hours) to
 report and reflect on group processes, problem-
 solve difficult cases, and co-ordinate treatment
 direction for individuals and/or groups. Residents
 usually conduct 3-5 direct treatment hours per

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Primary Mental Health Care is a                     The Psychiatric Ambulatory Service provides
multidisciplinary, community-based outpatient       intensive training in formal, interview-based
mental health clinic. Most patients have been       diagnostic assessment and treatment of advanced
diagnosed with an anxiety or mood disorder. A       psychopathology. Training emphasizes a model
subset of these patients also has a personality     that integrates Interpersonal Therapy with
disorder and/or interpersonal difficulties. The     Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This is a training
primary model of treatment is cognitive-            module where there is also considerable exposure
behavioural. During his/her tenure in the clinic,   to insight-oriented and biological approaches.
the resident will develop a theoretical             The opportunity for interdisciplinary learning is
understanding of cognitive-behavioural              also featured. Psychology residents work
approaches to assessment and treatment, with a      alongside psychiatry residents, family medicine
focus on anxiety and mood disorders. The            residents, and clinical clerks. Psychology
resident will conduct assessments with the goals    residents function as therapists in this clinic,
of case formulation and treatment planning.         carrying out clinical assessment and managing a
Although the treatment approach is primarily        therapy caseload. A registered psychologist
cognitive-behavioural, the resident will also       provides supervision via ‘live’ (i.e., behind the
become familiar with and integrate strategies       mirror) observation, videotape, and immediate
from other therapeutic models as appropriate. The   feedback following clinical sessions. Supervision
resident will be supervised using both live         is primarily in individual therapy, although there
observation through a one-way mirror and audio-     is some opportunity for participation in
video recordings.                                   behavioural group therapy as well.

Supervisor:           Location:                     Supervisor:               Location:
Lindsay McLeod, Ph.D. Sunridge CHC                  Patrick Lynch, Ph.D.      FMC

Population:               Duration:                 Population:               Duration:
Adults                    2 days/week for 12        Adults                    2 days/week for 12
                          months                                              months

 The Early Psychosis Treatment Service                The Adult Mental Health & Walk-In program,
 provides multi-disciplinary outpatient treatment     located at the South Calgary Health Centre
 for individuals who are experiencing a first         (SCHC), offers residents the chance to hone their
 episode of psychosis. The goals of the program       skills in brief psychotherapy. The first
 include: early identification, reducing delays to    component, Adult Mental Health, involves short-
 treatment, treating primary symptoms of              term (up to 12 sessions) therapy using a primarily
 psychosis, reducing secondary morbidity,             cognitive-behavioural approach. Patients are
 reducing relapse, promoting normal psychosocial      aged 18-64, for whom there is an indication of a
 development and reducing stress for families and     mental health problem, typically including mood
 caregivers. Residents completing this module         and/or anxiety disorders. The therapy modality
 will develop skills in diagnosis, assessment and     usually comprises individual treatment, but at
 treatment of individuals with psychosis,             times can entail couple or family sessions. The
 schizophrenia and delusional disorders. Mood         second component, Walk-In, involves single-
 disorders, anxiety disorders and substance misuse    session therapy, with no appointment or referral
 are also common comorbid conditions in our           necessary, for patients across the lifespan. Walk-
 patients. The main theoretical orientation of        In uses a resource-based, client-driven approach,
 psychotherapy is cognitive-behavioural.              and the modality of sessions may be individual,
 Residents will be expected to become familiar        couple, or family. Walk-In incorporates a team
 with cognitive behavioural models of                 approach wherein sessions are viewed by a
 schizophrenia and comorbid conditions.               multidisciplinary team of therapists who provide
 Residents will be expected to learn and apply        consultation and feedback to both the patient and
 skills in building a collaborative therapeutic       the primary therapist. As such, Walk-In is an
 relationship, case formulation, cognitive therapy    opportunity for residents to gain experience
 techniques and behavioural interventions.            working with therapists from different disciplines
 Therapy is primarily conducted individually but      who have expertise with various modalities,
 there may be opportunity for group therapy as        approaches, and populations. Residents will
 well. Supervision will be provided through live      typically complete a minimum of 4 direct
 feedback (behind the mirror), observation,           treatment hours per week over the course of the
 videotape and immediate feedback after sessions.     rotation. Individual case supervision will occur
 Residents will also be expected to attend and        weekly (one hour minimum). In addition, the
 present at the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy         supervisor will observe sessions, as well as
 Interest Group, which meets once per month at        review videotapes of sessions. The resident will
 FMC. This group offers the opportunity for           also have the opportunity to participate in the
 further didactic learning, case presentations, and   Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Group, which
 consultation with psychologists and trainees who     occurs monthly (2 hours) and involves discussion
 have an interest in CBT.                             of assigned cognitive-behavioural readings (i.e.,
     Supervisor:             Location: FMC            theory, therapy, research) and challenging cases.
     Alisa R. Singer, Ph.D.  Duration: 1-2 days/          Supervisors:              Location: SCHC
                             week for 12 months           Darlene Foucault, Ph.D.   Duration: 2 days/
     Population: Adults (age 16—65)                       Caroline Schnitzler,      week for 6 or 12
                                                          Ph.D.                     months
                                                          Adjunct Supervisor:
                                                          Sandy Harper-Jaques,
                                                          MN, RMFT
                                                          Population: Adults

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The Carewest Operational Stress Injury (OSI)           The Behavioural Health Consultation Service
Clinic is one of a national network of specialized     (BHC) under the mandate of Shared Mental
mental health clinics established by Veterans          Health Care provides integrated behavioural
Affairs Canada. Clients served are Veterans,           health consultation service to family physicians
Canadian Forces members, eligible members of           throughout Calgary. This program, in conjunction
the RCMP and their families who have
                                                       with Primary Care Networks, imbeds
experienced psychological trauma and stress as a
consequence of their military or police service.       Psychologists in primary care practices.
Clients present with complex mental health issues
including: PTSD and other anxiety disorders,           The BHC service offers an innovative approach
mood disorders, substance abuse, chronic pain          to the behavioural and mental health burden in
and health issues and relational problems.             primary care settings. The integrated behavioural
Psychological interventions include: exposure-         health model places a behavioural health
based therapies (e.g., EMDR, prolonged                 consultant within the primary team to provide
exposure), cognitive-behavioural treatment, life       consultative services to physicians and patients
review, pain management and extensive                  aimed at detecting and addressing a wide range of
assessments. The OSI Clinic team includes
                                                       behavioural health and mental health concerns
psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse clinicians,
social worker and program assistants. There is a       with the goals of early identification, quick
strong focus on an interdisciplinary team              resolution, long-term prevention, and general
approach to addressing clients’ complex issues.        wellness. The focus is not solely on mental
Telehealth is used, when appropriate to provide        health, as is typical of psychologists and clinical
mental health services to clients in outlying areas.   social workers, but also on individuals’ behaviour
Over the course of this module, the resident will      that negatively affects their overall health.
learn to:
 Complete thorough psychological                     In contrast to traditional specialist therapy
assessments for diagnosis, treatment and/or            services, the consultant adapts specifically to the
disability                                             primary care settings by providing brief and
 Formulate treatment planning                        highly accessible consultative services to
 Implement individual and group therapies            physicians and patients. Consultants adopt a
 Provide case presentations                          population-based health care orientation in order
 Use Telehealth effectively for service              to effectively penetrate the primary care
delivery.                                              population and its diverse needs (e.g. mood,
                                                       anxiety, chronic disease, substance abuse,
 Supervisors:               Location: Carewest         occupational and relationship problems, etc.) This
 May Wong, Ph.D.            OSI Clinic, Market         means that the behavioural health consultants
 Megan McElheran,           Mall                       assess and intervene with patients differently than
 Psy.D                      Duration: 2 days/          is typical for mental health professionals. Rather
 Population: Adults         week for 12 months         than attempting to totally alleviate suffering in a
                                                       few people, they use brief methods to assist the
                                                       entire population by improving individuals’
                                                       functioning and quality of life.
                                                       Consultants also help physicians and patient
                                                       navigate the formal mental health system when
                                                       necessary. By directly integrating consultants into
                                                       primary care teams and adapting their practices to
                                                       suit this unique setting, the BHC Service takes a

 novel and responsive approach aimed at increased      Residents who elect to focus their experience on
 health cost off-sets, greater patient and physician   developing their intervention skills will be
 satisfaction, and improved health outcomes in         involved in case formulation and treatment of
 primary care settings.                                mood, anxiety and personality disorders in older
                                                       adults, primarily from a cognitive-behavioural
 Residents will have the opportunity to work with      perspective. Residents will have the opportunity
 one or two primary care clinics throughout the        to work in an interdisciplinary team, and also
 residency year. They will learn to use CBT as         provide education and support to client’s
 well as other interventions such as motivational      caregivers or families. Opportunities also exist
 interviewing, acceptance, mindfulness, and            for residents to obtain in providing consultation
 solution-focused strategies across a broad range      to continuing care centres for patients with
 of presenting problems.                               psychiatric/behavioural problems secondary to a
                                                       wide range of organic and functional mental
 Supervisors:                  Location: Calgary       health disorders through the Geriatric Mental
                                                       Health Consulting Service. This service also
 Bob Acton, Ph.D.              Duration: 1 day a       provides consultation and education to care centre
 Abigail Draper, Ph.D.         week for 12 months      staff regarding behaviour management and other
 Deanna Gammell, Ph.D.                                 mental health issues.
 Debra McDougall, Ph.D.
 Dennis Pusch, Ph.D.                                   Supervisors:               Location: SMCHC
 David Whitsitt, Ph.D.                                 Michele Fercho, Psy.D.     Duration: 1-2
 Adjunct Supervisor:                                   Christine Knight, Ph.D.    days/week for 6-12
 Lauren Allen, Ph.D.                                                              months
                                                       Population: Seniors
 Population: Entire age
 span but primarily adults.
                                                       2.    Inpatient  &  Day  Treatment 
 The Geriatric Mental Health module offers
 training in the assessment and treatment of clients   The Foothills Day Treatment Service provides
                                                       clinical service to individuals with complex
 aged 65 and older with moderate to severe age-
                                                       psychiatric/psychological problems on an
 related mental health concerns, and those with
                                                       outpatient basis. Patients are primarily referred
 age-related dementia. Residents working with the
                                                       from either community sources or from inpatient
 Community Geriatric Mental Health Program
 have the opportunity to focus their training on       units. The Day Treatment Services are offered
 either assessment or treatment , or a combination     primarily in a group setting with individual
 of both. If focusing on assessment skills, the        sessions that augment the group
 resident will provide comprehensive assessments       treatment. Groups emphasize skills
 on a consultative basis, to geriatric clients who     development, interpersonal as well as awareness -
                                                       building approaches. The treatment model
 are being seen in clinic, or on their own home, by
                                                       involves interpersonal-dynamic as well as some
 the team’s mental health therapists and
                                                       cognitive-behavioural and approaches. The
 psychiatrists. Referral questions include
                                                       resident will be involved as part of the
 diagnosis, evaluation of cognitive and emotional
                                                       interdisciplinary team and will have supervision
 functioning, recommendations for treatment, and
 assessment of decision-making capacity.               in assessment and individual psychotherapy as

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well as consultation to other professionals,           3. Couple and Family Therapy 
dependent upon referrals and student interest.
Group psychotherapy experience can also be             The Outpatient Mental Health Program
arranged. There will be an opportunity for             (OMHP), located at the Sheldon M. Chumir
involvement in program evaluation and                  Health Centre, offers residents opportunities to
educational activities on the unit.                    increase their skills in conducting systems-based,
                                                       change-focused therapy with individuals and
 Supervisor:               Location: FMC               couples. Please note the opportunity for working
 Al-Noor Mawani,           Duration: 2 days/week       with families is very limited. The age range for
 Ph.D.                     for 6 or 12 months          referred patients is from 16 to 64. Residents
 Population: Adults                                    provide therapy directly to patients who present
                                                       with a wide variety of mental health and
                                                       interpersonal problems. Weekly supervision is
The Foothills Inpatient Assessment and                 offered and is often “live”. Videotape and case
Bipolar Assessment Service. This is a combined         discussion supervision are also provided. The
rotation that provides clinical service to adults on   direct supervisor maybe a psychologist who is an
inpatient psychiatric units as well as the             Approved Supervisor with the American
Outpatient Bipolar Clinic. Gaining assessment          Association for Marital and Family Therapy
experience from both inpatient and outpatient          (AAMFT). Alternately, the direct supervisor may
services will depend on the referral stream,           be an experienced systems-based therapist from
although suitable attempts will be made to create      another discipline who would periodically consult
balanced assessment opportunities in both areas.       with an overseeing psychologist supervisor, an
This rotation provides the resident with an            Approved Supervisor with AAMFT. The
opportunity to meet the assessment needs of            supervisor will be influenced by evidence-based
diverse clinical populations and to develop            therapy approaches (e.g., Gottman’s Couple
significant diagnostic interviewing skills             Therapy) as well as post-modernist therapy
alongside integration of psychometric testing to       models (e.g., Gender-Sensitive, Narrative,
deliver suitable Axis I and Axis II diagnoses and      Solution-Focused, Social Constructionism). In
treatment plans. On occasion, cognitive testing        addition to direct patient contact and supervision,
will be administered as appropriate. As severity       residents will have the opportunity to observe the
of the problems treated on the inpatient units is      therapy of one or more senior systems-based
fairly high, and the complexity of assessing           OMHP staff members and to participate in
personality features is present in the Bipolar         collaborative teamwork. Please note that the
Clinic, the resident will gain understanding of the    opportunity for a rotation in this setting on any
interplay of various co-morbid and psychosocial        given year is subject to the availability of a
conditions that contribute to a psychiatric            supervisor.
                                                       Supervisors:                   Location:
 Supervisor:                 Location: FMC             Michael Enman, Ph.D.           SMCHC
                                                       Adjunct Supervisors:           Duration: 2 days/
 Raymond Gunter,             Duration: 2 days/
                                                       Shelagh Gutsche, MSW           week for 12
 Ph.D.                       week for 6 months
                                                       Loree Stout, MN                months
 Population: Adults

                                                       Population: Adults (16-65 years) and their

 4. Young Adult                                        5. Addiction Centre 
 The Young Adult (Adolescent) module is                The Addiction Centre Adolescent program is a
 designed to develop skills in both psychological      multidisciplinary outpatient program providing
 assessment and therapy to prepare the resident for    services to adolescents (13-18) with a substance
 professional practice with adolescents and their      abuse and psychiatric or medical disorder (i.e.,
 families. The resident receives training in           concurrent disorders) and their families.
 psychological assessment in the context of            Residents will gain experience in diagnostic
 consultation as well as training and supervision in   assessments with this population utilizing a bio-
 family and individual therapy. Training in            psychosocial model and will be trained in and
 cognitive-behaviour therapy and hypnotherapy is       gain experience in Motivational Interviewing,
 available. In addition, the resident learns how to    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, family therapy
 function effectively in the context of an             and case management. Common disorders in
 interdisciplinary team. The Young Adult program       addition to substance abuse include Conduct and
 is a comprehensive service for both inpatient and     Oppositional disorders, Attention Deficit
 outpatient adolescents. Residents have the            Hyperactivity disorder, Mood disorders, Anxiety
 opportunity to participate in research being          disorders, and Psychotic disorders. While every
 conducted on the unit.                                resident’s experience will be unique based on
                                                       their caseload, it is likely that the resident will get
     Supervisor:            Location: FMC              an opportunity to work with several of these
     Assen Alladin, Ph.D.   Duration: 1-2 days/        disorders. The program can also offer limited
                            week for 6 or 12           psychological assessment experience with
                            months                     adolescents and adults; however, this will not be
     Population: Adolescents                           a strong emphasis of this rotation. Finally, the
                                                       adolescent program is involved in ongoing
                                                       research and program evaluation, and interested
                                                       residents may be able to get involved in research
 Please  note  that  the  Calgary 
 Family  Therapy  centre  is  no                         Supervisor:             Location: FMC
 longer  affiliated  with  the                           Shervin Vakili, Ph.D.  Duration:      1-2
                                                                                days/week for 6 or
 residency program.                                                             12 months
                                                         Population: Adolescents, Families
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The Addiction Centre Adult program is a               B.  Forensic Psychology  
multidisciplinary outpatient program providing
services to adults with concurrent disorders (i.e.,
substance and behavioural addictions co-              Psychology staff provide services to both
occurring with psychiatric or medical disorders).     inpatient and outpatient forensic programs. The
Affective, anxiety, pain, and personality disorders   goals of the forensic module are to:
are the most common co-occurring psychiatric           help residents develop assessment skills required
problems in this population. Families of our          to answer clinical/legal questions (e.g., risk of re-
patients are strongly encouraged to attend family     offence, recommendations for treatment);
therapy and support sessions. Residents                develop treatment skills with an offender
completing this module will perform diagnostic        population (e.g., relapse prevention techniques);
assessments utilizing a biopsychosocial model.        and advance consultation skills in working with
They will be trained in Motivational                  team members at the facility and with
Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy,          representatives of the justice system.
group therapy (both process and
psychoeducational), family therapy, and case          Optional education experiences on the Forensic
management. Every resident’s experience is            module include auditing a year-long course in the
unique, based on their expressed interest.            Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary,
Experience with both adolescents and adults is        attending court and taking tours of Alberta
possible for the interested resident. Finally, the    correctional institutions.
program is involved in ongoing research and
program evaluation, and interested residents may      Forensic Inpatient Unit: This 29-bed, maximum
participate in research activities.                   security psychiatric facility is responsible for
                                                      assessments of charged or convicted individuals
                                                      remanded by the courts for periods of
    Supervisors:              Location: FMC
                                                      approximately 30 days. Under the supervision of
    Kasia Galperyn, Ph.D.     Duration: 1-2 days/     unit psychologists, the resident conducts
    Meyen Hertzsprung,        week for 6 or 12
                                                      comprehensive psychological assessments
    Ph.D.                     months
                                                      (including clinical interviews and testing) and
    Population: Adults, families                      offers opinions and recommendations on the
                                                      person’s fitness to stand trial, criminal
                                                      responsibility, and risk for recidivism/risk
                                                      management. The resident is a member of a
                                                      multidisciplinary team, which includes
                                                      psychiatrists, psychologists, psychological
                                                      assistants, nurses, social workers and
                                                      occupational therapists. The resident offers
                                                      weekly consultations to the team.
                                                        Supervisors:           Location: Southern Alberta
                                                        Anne-Marie Baronet,    Forensic Psychiatric Centre
                                                        Ph.D.                  (NW Calgary—reliable
                                                        Nancy Remington,       transportation required)
                                                        Ph.D.                  Duration: 2 days/week for
                                                        Robert Trifiletti,     6 or 12 months
                                                        Population: Adults

  Forensic Assessment and Outpatient Services         Forensic Adolescent Program (FAP): FAP
 (FAOS): FAOS provides assessment and                 provides assessment and consultation for youth
 treatment to individuals mandated to attend by       between the ages of 12 and 18 years who are in
 the courts, e.g., individuals who are subject to     conflict with the law and are thought to have
 conditions of Recognizance, Probation, and           mental health problems. The majority of clients
 Conditional Sentence orders. In addition, the        are mandated to attend by the courts. Intensive
 resident has the opportunity to complete court       assessment is provided by an interdisciplinary
 requested PreSentence Assessments. Treatment is      team comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists,
 intended to address mental health issues, anger      nurses, social workers, recreation therapists, and
 management, domestic violence offences, sexual       outreach therapists. Treatment is occasionally
 offences, and the development of life skills.        delivered in individual and group formats and is
 Under the supervision of a psychologist, the         intended to address both relapse prevention and
 resident is responsible for total case management    management of mental health issues. Under
 including assessment and treatment. Supervision      supervision of a psychologist, the resident’s main
 is offered for both long- and short-term cases.      focus is to conduct comprehensive psychological
 Training in group therapy with sex offenders,        assessments (including clinical interviews, tests
 family violence perpetrators, and a cognitive        and gathering information from families and
 behavioural therapy group are offered as a part of   other collateral sources) which offer opinions
 the FAOS rotation. The resident serves as            regarding issues such as risk for future offending
 consultant to the FAOS multidisciplinary team as     (both violent and non-violent), risk to self and the
 well as to various community agencies.               community, treatment need and likely responses
                                                      to treatment. The resident may provide individual
     Supervisors:              Location: PLC          therapy for the youth and consultation with other
                                                      members of the interdisciplinary team and
     Denise Fillion, Ph.D.     Duration: 1 day /
                                                      community agencies, however, this module is
     Kate Hamilton, Ph.D.      week for 6 or 12
                                                      primarily assessment focused.
     Population: Adults
                                                          Supervisors:              Location: Sunridge
                                                          Deborah Brown, Ph.D.      Professional Centre
                                                          Ryan Day, Ph.D.           Duration: 2 days/
                                                          Jennifer Jette, Ph.D.     week for 6 or 12
                                                          Population: Adolescents


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C .   H e a l t h   P s yc h o l o g y   /              Supervisors:                     Location:
Neurosciences                                           Guy Pelletier, Ph.D.
                                                        John Robinson, Ph.D.
                                                                                         Duration: 2
                                                        Michael Speca, Psy.D.            days/week for
The Health Psychology/Neurosciences area                Adjunct Supervisors:             12 months
encompasses several separate modules or                 Barry Bultz, Ph.D.
electives which include both assessment and             Linda Carlson, Ph.D.
treatment options. The goal of these modules is         Janine Giese-Davis, Ph.D.
to help residents advance their assessment,             Lisa Lamont, MSW.
treatment and consultation skills with diverse          Celestina Martopullo, MSW
medical populations.                                    Martina Quinn, MSW
                                                        Steve Simpson, MD
Psychosocial Oncology: This module is based in          Population: Adults, families
the Department of Psychosocial Resources, Tom
Baker Cancer Centre. Three pillars underpin the
                                                       Neuro-Rehabilitation Psychology: An inpatient
integrated program in the Department of
                                                       unit and an outpatient program serve individuals
Psychosocial resources: clinical services,
                                                       who have sustained brain injury, stroke, and
research, and professional education.
                                                       multiple sclerosis or other neurological disorders.
Psychology residents in the department have the
                                                       Cerebral Neurological Disorders Setting:
unique opportunity to work with cancer patients
                                                       Primarily inpatient-focused, but includes
and their families around a range of issues such
                                                       outpatient assessment. Neuropsychological and
as adjusting to treatment sequelae, medical
                                                       brief cognitive and behavioural assessments,
adherence, pain and symptom control, sexual
                                                       consultation to medical and rehabilitation staff
rehabilitation, insomnia, family and dyadic
                                                       (PT, OT, SLP and Recreation), emotional
distress, and depression and anxiety. The
                                                       adjustment and treatment of mood and anxiety
Department of Psychosocial resources also has a
                                                       issues are major topics of this module.
broad range of group interventions including
                                                       Neuropsychological outpatient consultation and
mindfulness based stress reduction, cognitive
                                                       assessment are the focus for outpatient work.
behavioural stress management seminars,
                                                       Residents may focus on stroke, brain injury, or a
supportive-expressive group psychotherapy,
                                                       more general neurological population, depending
residential retreats, and psychoeducational groups
                                                       on interest.
for children of cancer patients. Residents will also
have the opportunity to participate in a weekly
Reflecting Team and a graduate level course in          Supervisors:                   Location: FMC
psychosocial oncology.                                  Risha Joffe, Ph.D.             Duration: 1-2
                                                        R. Stewart Longman, Ph.D       days/week for 6 or
An integrative theoretical model is used with                                          12 months
supervisors drawing form cognitive behavioural,         Population: Adults
behavioural activation, existential/humanistic,
mindfulness, psychoeducational, solution-
focused, systemic and pychodynamic theoretical
models. Residents will have opportunities to
work within multidisciplinary out-patient and in-
patient medical teams.

 Out-Patient Treatment in Multiple Sclerosis            Supervisors:        Location: Richmond Rd.
 (Optimus)--OPTIMUS is an interdisciplinary             Clive Brewis, Ph.D. Diagnostic & Treatment
 out-patient rehabilitation program for individuals
                                                        Melanie Langford,   Centre
 with MS. This setting provides training in
 clinical assessment and short-term psychotherapy
 with patients dealing with depression, anxiety,                            Duration: 1-2 days/
 adjustment issues, grief, pain, sexual concerns,                           week for 6 or 12
 and family difficulties. The resident’s work                               months
 involves consultation to, and working closely          Population: Adults
 with, other team members (including nurse,
 physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social
 worker) and the physicians and nurses of the MS       The Chronic Pain Centre is based out of the
 Clinic. There is opportunity for being involved in    Holy Cross Site. The CPC is a tertiary care centre
 MS Clinic case rounds and research updates/           that treats adults with moderate to severe non-
 discussion.                                           malignant daily chronic pain. In this module the
                                                       psychology resident works in close conjunction
     Supervisor:               Location: FMC           with an interdisciplinary team of medical
     Risha Joffe, Ph.D.        Duration: 1-2 days/     specialists and rehabilitation professionals
                               week for 6 months.      focusing on three areas: (1) management of pain
     Population: Adults                                through medical interventions and medications,
                                                       (2) functional rehabilitation, and (3) self
                                                       management skill development. Residents
 The Cardiometabolic Psychology module is              conduct comprehensive pain assessments,
 located at the Diabetes, Hypertension and             facilitate cognitive- behavioural / psycho-
 Cholesterol Centre (DHCC) at the Richmond
                                                       educational groups including Self Management,
 Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre. The
 DHCC is housed within the Endocrinology and           Relaxation, Sleep, and Sexual Intimacy, and a
 Metabolism Program and serves “high risk”
 medical patients with a diagnosis of hypertension,
 dyslipidemia, diabetes and/or overweight/obesity.
 The Centre mandate is to help patients reduce the
 risk of cardiometabolic complications including
 coronary heart disease, stroke and renal failure.
 Residents are trained to assess and address the
 psychological and systemic factors that contribute
 to cardiometabolic risk, and to assess and address
 the barriers to effective patient self-management.
 The psychology resident works as a member of
 an       interdisciplinary     team       including
 endocrinologists, bariatric surgeons, nurses,
 dietitians, kinesiologists and social workers in
 order to promote treatment objectives. Training
 includes exposure to a broad range of DSM-IV
 Axis I and II disorders and to a variety of
 intervention approaches including Motivational
 Interviewing, CBT, interpersonal therapy and
 Problem Solving Therapy. Treatment modalities
 include individual and couple therapy as well as
 psychoeducational groups.

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Family Workshop and, where appropriate,                work. Activities include various rounds, team
conduct short term individual psychotherapy            meetings and contributions to treatment
(primarily cognitive-behavioural therapy for           planning. We often present in-service workshops
adjustment to chronic pain and/or pain coping,         to the CAR team on various psychological issues
depression, and anxiety). The resident would           that may have an impact on rehabilitation. The
consult to the rest of the interdisciplinary team on   primary model of treatment is cognitive-
psychological issues, treatment compliance, be         behavioural but techniques drawn from other
involved in treatment planning & patient care          perspectives are employed and integrated into
rounds. Finally, opportunities exist for               treatment. The main focus for the CAR team is
professional development through in-services and       improving patient function in order to help them
Grand Rounds presentations. Supervision may be         achieve their treatment goals.
conducted via live observation and/or audiotape.
                                                       During his/her tenure with CAR, the resident will
 Supervisors:                  Location: HXC           develop an applied understanding of cognitive-
                                                       behavioural approaches to assessment and
 Penny Ford, Ph.D.             Duration: 1 day/
                                                       treatment, with a wide range of adult patients in
 Diane Fox, Ph.D.              week for 12
                                                       an interdisciplinary team setting. The resident
 Colleen Miller, Ph.D.         months
                                                       will collaborate with the various team members
 Geoff Schultz, Ph.D.
                                                       and stakeholders with the goals of case
 Population: Adults                                    formulation and treatment planning. Although the
                                                       treatment approach is primarily cognitive-
Community Accessible Rehabilitation (CAR)              behavioural, the resident will also become
is an interdisciplinary, outpatient rehabilitation     familiar with and integrate strategies from other
service situated in three community locations:         therapeutic models as appropriate. The resident
The Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre, The South          will be supervised in one-on-one meetings with
Calgary Health Centre, and The Peter Lougheed          the supervisor and in joint sessions with patients
Centre. The CAR team provides treatment within         and other team members.
an interdisciplinary team. Patients are seen for
rehabilitative treatment of a wide range of                Supervisor:           Location: SMCHC
presenting neurological and musculoskeletal
problems including traumatic brain injury, stroke,         Ray Scott, Ph.D.      Duration: 2 days/
amputations, upper extremity injuries, arthritic                                 week for 12 months.
conditions, general disability and various other           Population: Adults
disorders. Many patients also have concomitant
psychological issues and have access to
psychological treatment while they are attending
CAR’s various other services.

As part of the CAR team, psychologists consult
and collaborate with physicians and other
professionals who are involved in patient care.         
Some of the patients’ concerns include depression
(e.g., following stroke or traumatic brain injury);     
health anxiety and other anxiety-related issues
(e.g., PTSD); as well as more general                   
motivational and problem-solving

 D. Clinical Neurosciences                             Training within the Neuropsychology Service at
                                                       the Foothills Medical Centre provides residents
                                                       with the basic skills necessary to carry out
 The Geriatric Psychology module offers                neuropsychological assessment with a diverse
 training in geriatric neuropsychological              population of patients. This service provides
 assessment within the context of an outpatient        experience with various neurodegenerative
 interdisciplinary team whose focus is on an           disorders (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s
 elderly population with complex medical issues        disease, dementia) and is co-supervised by two
                                                       Neuropsychologists. Residents will gain
 and/or cognitive impairment. The team consists
                                                       experience in the characterization of cognitive
 of geriatricians, psychiatrists, nurses, family
                                                       impairments and abilities for patient education
 practitioners, neuropsychologists, and a              and management decisions, assessing suitability
 pharmacist, social worker, occupational therapist,    for neurosurgical interventions (e.g., deep brain
 physiotherapist, dietician, and                       stimulation for Parkinson’s disease), and making
 psychometrist. Requests for neuropsychological        differential diagnoses in suspected or complex
 assessment are implemented utilizing referral         cases of dementia in adults under the age of 65.
 information, history, a clinical interview with the
 patient and usually family members,                   Through this rotation, the resident will learn to
 neuroimaging and laboratory                           integrate information from a variety of sources
                                                       (e.g., history, interview, neuroimaging, laboratory
 investigations. Referral questions involve
                                                       investigations, and neuropsychological
 diagnosis, baseline evaluations of cognitive and
                                                       assessment) to arrive at an accurate understanding
 emotional functioning, comparisons with               of the patient’s current state. The resident then
 previous assessments, recommendations for             learns how to use this information to generate
 management and intervention, and issues of            useful recommendations to guide future
 capacity. The resident will learn to provide          rehabilitation, treatment, or management
 feedback to patients and families in a sensitive      planning, and to communicate this information to
 and constructive manner. Recommendations may          patients and families. The resident will also have
 include involvement of other team members,            an opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary
 referrals to community resources, and suggestions     team meetings and to provide consultation
                                                       services to other professionals.
 for further investigation. Prospective residents
 should have some background in
                                                        Prospective residents should have some
 neuropsychology through coursework and at least       background in neuropsychology through graduate
 one practicum setting. This module is                 level coursework and at least one practicum
 particularly suited to residents with a strong        setting. This rotation is particularly suited to
 interest in geriatrics or neuropsychology.            residents with a strong interest in
     Supervisor:                 Location: RGH
                                                        Supervisors:                 Location: FMC
     Patricia Jean, Ph.D.        Duration: 2 days/
     Ashli Watt, Ph.D.           week for 6 or 12       Angela Haffenden, Ph.D.      Duration: 2 days/
                                 months.                Catherine Burton, Ph.D.      week for 6 or 12
                                                        Amy Siegenthaler, Ph.D.      months.
     Population: Seniors
                                                        Population: Adults

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The Calgary Epilepsy Programme at the
Foothills Medical Center provides inpatient and
outpatient experience in each of the following
areas: neuropsychological assessment,
personality/mood assessment, and psychotherapy.          
The neuropsychological component of this
rotation involves interviewing and administering         
a series of neuropsychological instruments to
patients, with the goal of helping determine a           
patient’s eligibility for epilepsy surgery, potential
risks to language or memory, and/or the basis of         
ongoing cognitive difficulties. The personality/
mood assessment component involves semi-
structured diagnostic interviewing, personality,         
mood, and quality of life assessment of patients
who are on the seizure monitoring unit                   
(inpatient). Common referral questions include
readiness for epilepsy neurosurgery,                     
psychological factors complicating the patient’s
medical picture, and non-epileptic events (i.e.,
conversion disorder). Finally, psychotherapy             
occurs on an outpatient basis, with primary issues
being adjustment/coping with epilepsy, treatment         
of co-morbid psychological problems, and brief
interventions for conversion disorder. Core              
interventions used are cognitive-behavioural,
schema, and interpersonal/ psychodynamic.                
Residents selecting this module will be exposed
to a wide variety of cases and will be integrated
into a multidisciplinary team of neurologists,           
neurosurgeons, nurses, and EEG technologists.
Attendance and involvement in weekly epilepsy            
rounds, clinical neuroscience grand rounds, and
journal club are integral to both the                    
neuropsychology and mood/personality
assessment/psychotherapy components of this              
rotation. This rotation is typically offered on          
Mondays and/or Fridays in order to meet these
attendance requirements.                                 
Supervisors:                Location: FMC                
Sophie. Macrodimitris,      Duration: 1-2 days/
Ph.D.                       week for 6-12 months         
Lisa Partlo, Ph.D.
Population: Adults

 Duration  and  Funding  of                             6. A cover letter including a statement about
                                                           which modules are of most interest to the
 Residency                                                 resident. An applicant should clearly state any
                                                           specific interest in a specialized area (i.e.
                                                           neuropsychology, family therapy, forensic
 The residency runs for 12 consecutive months,
                                                           psychology, psychosocial oncology, etc.).
 commencing at the beginning of September. The
 current stipend is $31,205.00 per annum.               7. Completed Module Request Form (only for
 Benefits include: sick leave (up to 1.5 days/             candidates who are interviewed). This form is
 month), vacation (15 days), up to $500 education          due by January 16th 2012 following the
                                                           interview process.
 and training fund (upon application), as well as
 research or education leave (up to an additional
 10 days, as appropriate, given the clinical training   The positions are open to students who are
 program and the resident’s research interests).        formally enrolled in an accredited doctoral
 The residents will have access to an optional          program in clinical psychology, who meet the
 benefits package and other benefits of full-time       CPA or APA academic and practicum criteria and
 employment within AHS.                                 who have received formal approval from their
                                                        Directors of Training to apply for the residency.
 Application Procedure                                  Applications will be considered from CPA
                                                        accredited programs in counseling psychology
                                                        only if the student can demonstrate sufficient
 Applications must be received by November              training and application of standardized
 14th. Late or incomplete applications will not be      psychometric assessment techniques, integrated
 considered. A complete residency application           report writing, and delivery of interventions to
 includes copies of each of the following:              mental health populations (see APPIC application
                                                        Part I, Section 4: Test Administration). All
 1. The completed online APPIC Application for          applicants must have completed a minimum of
    Psychology Residency (AAPI) Form available          600 hours practicum training. Applications will
                                                        only be accepted from Canadian citizens and
 2. Curriculum Vitae;                                   landed immigrants. Preference will be given to
 3. Transcripts of all graduate courses                 applicants who have completed all required
    (undergraduate transcripts are not required and     academic coursework prior to the APPIC
    should not be included);                            interview notification date.
 4. Letters of reference from three referees, one of
    whom is the Director of Graduate Clinical           In this regard, counseling students from CPA
    Training (or thesis supervisor) and two who are     accredited programs are welcome to apply to the
    clinical supervisors;                               clinical psychology residency program only if
                                                        they can demonstrate sufficient training and
 5. A brief case summary based on clinical
                                                        application of standardized psychometric
    experience. The summary should be for a case
    that the applicant has seen. It should include      assessment techniques, integrated report writing,
    sections on background history, presenting          and delivery of interventions to mental health
    problems and issues, causal hypothesis,             populations (see APPIC application Part I,
    interventions employed, and outcome.                Section 4: Test Administration).
    Maximum length should be restricted to four
    typed pages. All identifying information
    should be excluded or altered;

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Selected applicants will be contacted by the            Dr. Stewart Longman, (Foothills Medical Centre)
APPIC notification date in order to arrange in-         Dr. Lindsay McLeod (Sunridge CMH Centre)—
person or telephone interviews with members of          Site Director
the Clinical Training Committee. Interview              Dr. Guy Pelletier (Psychosocial Oncology, Tom
dates will be on January 5th and 10th, 2012.            Baker Cancer Centre)
Decisions as to successful applicants are made by       Dr. Caroline Schnitzler (South Calgary Health
the Committee. Alberta Health Services is an            Centre)
equal opportunity employer. Under the                   Dr. Shervin Vakili (FMC)—Site Director
provisions of the Protection of Persons in Care         Dr. May Wong (Carewest Operational Stress
Act, successful applicants must provide a criminal      Injury Clinic)
records check as a condition of employment. The         One Resident Representative
program follows the Association of Psychology
Predoctoral and Residency Centres (APPIC)               Information regarding the Alberta Health
guidelines regarding the APPIC Residency                Services is available at:
Matching Program.                             

The program agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy         Information regarding the Canadian
that no person at the training facility will solicit,   Psychological Association Accreditation is
accept or use any ranking-related information           available at:
from any resident applicant. Inquiries regarding        Accreditation Office
applications and the Residency Program can be           141 Laurier Ave West, Suite 702
made to:                                                Ottawa Ontario
Dr. Deborah Dobson, Director of Clinical                K1P 5J3

All applications should be made using the
APPIC online application process. PLEASE

Please note that Dr. Dobson will not be
available for enquiries in September and
October 2011. Please contact Dr. Caroline
Schnitzler for enquiries during that time.


The following individuals are also currently on
the Clinical Training Committee:
Dr. Christi Alloway (Sheldon Chumir Health
Centre)—Site Director
Dr. Deborah Brown (Sunridge Professional

 Supervising Psychologists 

 AAMFT denotes an clinical supervisor status by the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy.
 ACT denotes certification with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy
 CGPA denotes a full member of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association.
 CRHSPP denotes listing with the Canadian Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology.

 Bob Acton, Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan).           Email:
 Co-Lead, Behavioural Health Consultation                 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of
 Service, Shared Mental Health Program, Sheldon           Psychology, University of Calgary.
 Chumir Centre                                            Her interests include: cognitive-behavioural
 Email:                therapy, schema focused therapy, depression and
 His interests include resiliency, conflict               anxiety disorders.
 resolution, and leadership.
                                                          Anne-Marie Baronet, Ph.D. (University of
 Assen Alladin, Ph.D. (University of Manchester,          Ottawa, 2001)
 1991)                                                    Forensic Inpatient Program, Southern Alberta
 Foothills Medical Centre, Young Adult Program            Forensic Psychiatry Centre
 Email:            Email:
 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Departments of              She specializes in forensic psychology and more
 Psychology and Psychiatry. His interests include:        specifically court-ordered assessments of
 anxiety disorders, depression, dissociative              individuals facing criminal charges. Assessments
 disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders,              generally involve an evaluation of
 behavioural medicine, cognitive behaviour                psychopathology/ personality and cognitive
 therapy, hypnosis and integrative psychotherapy.         functioning. They also address forensic issues
 He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine,         including fitness to stand trial, criminal
 and a member of the British Psychological                responsibility, risk of recidivism as well as long-
 Society, the Canadian Society of Clinical                term and dangerous offender designations.
 Hypnosis, (Alberta Division), and the American
 Society of Clinical Hypnosis.                            Gayle Belsher, Ph.D. (University of Calgary,
 Christi Alloway, Ph.D. (Queen’s University,              Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Cognitive
 2002) Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Group             Therapy Service
 Therapy Service.                                         Email:
 Email:          Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of
 Her interests include: individual and group-based        Psychiatry, Field Supervisor, Department of
 inter-personal psychotherapy for depression,             Psychology, University of Calgary. She
 anxiety and relationship issues. Site Director,          specializes in cognitive behavioural therapy for
 Sheldon Chumir Centre.CGPA                               depression and anxiety disorders. Her interests
                                                          include: adult and adolescent therapy, obsessive-
 Barbara Backs-Dermott, Ph.D. (University of              compulsive and habit disorders, panic and
 Calgary, 2002)                                           agoraphobia, CRHSPP.
 Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Cognitive
 Therapy Service
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Clive S. Brewis, Ph.D. (University of Utah,        Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology,
1982)                                              University of Calgary. Her interests include:
Diabetes, Hypertension and Cholesterol Centre,     individual and group cognitive behaviour therapy
Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment             for social anxiety and other anxiety disorders,
Centre                                             depression, and severe and persistent mental
                                                   illness. She is also interested in professional
                                                   development and training. ACT. Director of
His interests include: cardiometabolic             Clinical Training.
psychology; assessment and treatment of health
risk behaviour.                                    Abigiail Draper, Ph.D. (McGill University).
                                                   Behavioural Health Consultant, Behavioural
Deborah Brown, Ph.D. (University of Calgary,       Health Consultation Service, Shared Mental
2003)                                              Health Program, Sheldon Chumir Centre.
Forensic Adolescent Program, Sunridge              Email:
Professional Centre                                Her interests include time-limited CBT, DBT,
Email:      and OCD.
Her interests include: adolescent forensic
                                                   Michael Enman, Ph.D. (University of Calgary;
psychology, including assessment of risk for       1999)
violence, criminal recidivism, sexual recidivism   Sheldon Chumir Health Centre, Marital and
and psychopathy; treatment of sex offenders and    Family Therapy Team
low functioning clients; autism spectrum           Email:
disorders; and cognitive behaviour therapy.        Instructor and Supervisor, Campus Alberta;
                                                   Instructor, Mount Royal University;
Catherine Burton, Ph.D. (University of             Field Supervisor, Clinical Psychology Program,
Victoria, 2007).                                   University of Calgary.
Foothills Medical Centre, Clinical                 His interests include: systems-based, change
Neuropsychology                                    focused interventions with families, couples, and
Email:                                             individuals; post-modernist models of therapy        (e.g., narrative and solution-focused models);
Her interests include: neuropsychology, mild       DBT and its application within families/couples
cognitive impairment and dementia.                 and across illnesses; Emotional dysregulation in
                                                   individuals, relationships, and systems; and
Ryan C. Day, Ph.D. (Washington University,         Addictions. CRHSPP.
Forensic Adolescent Program, Sunridge              Michele Fercho, Psy.D. R. Psych. (Spalding
Community Health Centre                            University, 2000) Sheldon M. Chumir Health
e-mail:          Centre, Geriatric Mental Health.
His interests include adolescent forensic          Email:
psychology, including assessment of risk for       Her interests include cognitive and emotional
violence, criminal recidivism, sexual recidivism   assessments, health psychology, grief, and the
and psychopathy; personality assessment;           treatment of mood and anxiety disorders,
psychodynamic psychotherapy; sleep disorders.      including trauma.

Deborah Dobson, Ph.D. (University of Western
Ontario, 1984)
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Cognitive
Therapy Service

 Denise Fillion, Ph.D. (University of Calgary,
 2002)                                                Deanna Gammell, Ph.D. (University of New
 Peter Lougheed Centre, Forensic Assessment and       Brunswick). Behavioural Health Consultant,
 Outpatient Services                                  Behavioural Health Consultation Service, Shared
 Email:       Mental Health Program, Sheldon Chumir Centre.
 Her interests include: court requested assessments    Email:
 and general intake assessments within a forensic Her
 population; individual and group therapy with         interests include depression, anxiety, stress, work
 adults who have been convicted of a criminal          related issues and relationship issues.
 offence, particularly domestic violence and sexual
 offenders; general adult mental health.                Jennifer Garinger, Ph.D. (University of
                                                        Manitoba, 2007).
 Penny C. Ford, Ph.D. (University of Alberta,           Sheldon Chumir Health Centre, Cognitive
 1993)                                                  Therapy Service.
 Holy Cross Centre, Chronic Pain Centre,                Email:
 Neuromusculoskeletal & Headache Programs.              Her interests include: individual and group
 Email:             cognitive-behavioural therapy of depression nd
 Her interests include: individual and group            anxiety disorders, and the use of mindfulness-
 treatment for pain management, hypnotherapy            based treatment approaches for depression and
 and mindfulness-based stress reduction.                anxiety.

 Darlene Foucault, Ph.D. (University of Ottawa,         Raymond Gunter, Ph.D. (University of
 2005)                                                  Calgary, 2008).
 South Calgary Health Centre, Adult Mental              Foothills Inpatient Assessment & Bipolar
 Health & Walk-In                                       Assessment Service, Foothills Medical Centre.
 Email:       Email:
 Her interests include: individual cognitive-           His interests include cognitive-behavioural/
 behavioural therapy, anxiety disorders,                mindfulness-acceptance based treatments for
 depression and mind-body health.                       anxiety and mood disorders, the interpersonal
                                                        process in psychotherapy, and psychodiagnostic
 Diane Fox, Ph.D. (University of Victoria, 1997)
                                                        assessments of Axis I and II disorders.
 Holy Cross Centre, Chronic Pain Centre,
 Neuromusculoskeletal Program
 Email:             Angela Haffenden, Ph.D. (University of
 Her interests include: cognitive-behavioural          Western Ontario, 2002)
 individual and group treatment for management         Foothills Medical Centre, Clinical
 of chronic pain, depression, and anxiety              Neuropsychology
 disorders; self-concept and adjustment in living      Email:
 with chronic pain.                                    Her interests include: neuropsychology,
                                                       rehabilitation psychology, and movement
 Kasia Galperyn, Ph.D. (University of Calgary,         disorders.
 Addiction Centre, Adult Program                       Kate Hamilton, Ph.D. (University of Calgary,
 e-mail:       2003)
 Her interests include: assessment and treatment       Peter Lougheed Centre, Forensic Assessment
 of substance use disorders concurrent with            Outpatient Services
 psychiatric disorders and other medical               Email:
 conditions, cognitive-behavioural therapy,            Her interests include: forensic risk assessment
 mindfulness based interventions and group             and treatment; cognitive-behavioural therapy for
 therapy for substance abusers.                        anxiety and depression; schema-focused therapy
                                                       for chronic problems.
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Meyen Hertzsprung, Ph.D. (University of               Christine Knight, Ph.D. (Lakehead University,
Calgary, 2004)                                        2004).
Addiction Centre, Adult Program                       Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Geriatric
Email:     Mental Health.
Clinical Supervisor, Department of Psychology,        Email:
University of Calgary.                                  Her interests include cognitive impairment and
Sessional Instructor, Department of Psychology,         dementia, behaviour management, capacity
Mount Royal University. Her interests include:          assessment, program evaluation and assessment
trauma and addictions (including behavioural),          and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders,
group psychotherapy, and therapeutic relationships.     including compulsive hoarding.

Gloria Jacobucci, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser                   Melanie Langford, PhD (University of
University, 1998)                                       Saskatchewan, 2008)
Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Outpatient             Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cholesterol Centre,
Mental Health Program                                   Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment
Email:        Centre,
Her interests include: Interpersonal                    Email:melanie.langford@albertahealthservices.c
psychodynamically-oriented individual and group         a Interests: health psychology including
therapy. CGPA.                                          cardiometabolic risk reduction and weight
                                                        management; interpersonal therapy, cognitive
Patricia Jean, Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University,          behavioural therapy, and assertiveness training to
1983)                                                   promote coping with chronic illness.
Rockyview General Hospital, Seniors Health Acute
Care (Mental Health Team)
Email:          R. Stewart Longman, Ph.D. (Queens
Specializes in neuropsychology and rehabilitation      University, 1993)
psychology. CRHSPP.                                    Foothills Medical Centre, Neuro-Rehabilitation
                                                       Program .
Jennifer Jetté, Ph.D. (University of Western           Email:
Ontario, 2004)                                         Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of
Forensic Adolescent Program, Sunridge                  Psychology, University of Calgary. His
Community Health Centre                                interests include: rehabilitation psychology,
Email:         neuropsychology, psychometric assessment,
Her interests include: adolescent forensic             behaviour management following brain injury.
psychology, including assessment of risk for
violence and criminal recidivism; psychopathy;          Patrick Lynch, Ph.D. (University of Calgary,
treatment of non-voluntary patients; mood and           1989)
anxiety disorders; substance abuse disorders;           Foothills Medical Centre, Psychiatric
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; narrative therapy.       Ambulatory Service
Risha Joffe, Ph.D. (University of British              Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Departments
Columbia, 1992)                                       of Psychiatry, Applied Psychology, and
Foothills Medical Centre, Neuro-Rehabilitation        Psychology, University of Calgary. His interests
Program, OPTIMUS Program                              include: treatment of anxiety disorders, mood
Email:           disorders, and situational crises in an outpatient
Her interests include: rehabilitation psychology,     population. CRHSPP.
cognitive-behaviour therapy for depression, anxiety
disorders and trauma.

Sophie Macrodimitris, Ph.D. (York University,          Colleen Miller, Ph.D. (University of
2005)                                                  Saskatchewan, 1998)
Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary Epilepsy             Holy Cross Centre, Chronic Pain Centre, Pelvic
Program (Adult)                                        Pain Program
e-mail:                                                Email:          Her interests include: cognitive-behavioural
Her interests include: assessment (mood,               individual and group treatment for chronic pain,
personality) and therapy (CBT, interpersonal) for      depression and anxiety disorders, treatment
patients with medical problems; conversion and         needs of women with chronic pelvic pain,
somatization disorders; influence of patient           chronic pain and sexual functioning, and the
perceptions on physical and emotional                  consultative role of psychology in
functioning; enhancing treatment adherence and         interdisciplinary teams.
readiness to change.
                                                  Kerry J. Mothersill, Ph.D. (University of
Al-Noor Mawani , Ph.D. (University of Manitoba    Western Ontario, 1980)
2010)                                             Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Cognitive
Day Treatment Service, Foothills Medical Centre   Therapy Service
Email:    Email:
His interests include integrative psychotherapy and
                                                  Coordinates the Cognitive Therapy Team and
incorporation of mindfulness based approaches.
                                                  the Regional Psychological Assessment Service.
                                                  Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of
Debra McDougall, Ph.D. (University of Alberta). Psychology, University of Calgary. His interests
Behavioural Health Consultant, Behavioural Health include: the application of cognitive therapy and
Consultation Service, Shared Mental Health        the cognitive mechanisms in depressive and
Program, Sheldon Chumir Centre.                   anxiety disorders. CRHSPP, ACT, Professional
                                                  Practice Leader.
Her interests include family therapy, addictions,
and clinical supervision.
                                                  James Nieuwenhuis, Ph.D. (University of
                                                  Saskatchewan, 2001)
Megan McElheran, Psy.D. (PGSP-Stanford Psy.
                                                  Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Group
D. Consortium, 2009).
                                                  Therapy Service
Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic.
                                                  His interests include: individual and group
Her interests include: PTSD assessment and
                                                  psychotherapy from an interpersonal and
treatment, mindfulness and acceptance-based
                                                  psychodynamic perspective, psychotherapy
approaches to the treatmnet of trauma including
                                                  integration, use of the self, the therapeutic
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; couple,
                                                  relationship, and a developmental model of
family and group psychotherapy; psychological
                                                  relationships to facilitate change, utilizing
                                                  practice-based evidence.
Lindsay McLeod, Ph.D. (Queen’s University,
                                                        Lisa Partlo, Ph.D. (University of Calgary,
Sunridge Community Health Centre, Psychiatric
                                                        Foothills Medical Centre, Clinical
Outpatient Service
 His interests include: individual and group
                                                       Sessional Instructor, Department of Psychology,
 therapies for mood and anxiety disorders and
                                                       University of Calgary. Her interests include:
 interpersonal difficulties. Site Director, Sunridge
                                                       neuropsychology, neurotoxicology, epilepsy and
 Community Mental Centre & PLC.
                                                         Calgary; Preceptor, University of Calgary
Guy Pelletier, Ph.D. (University of Calgary,             Medical School. His interests include: impact of
1990) Holy Cross Centre, Psychosocial                    chronic and life threatening illness on families,
Resources.                                               strategic and systemic couple and family
Email:                        therapy, sexual therapy, medical compliance. He
Adjunct assistant professor, Department of               is a member of the Canadian Society of Clinical
Oncology (Faculty of Medicine) and Department            Hypnosis, Alberta Division. CRHSPP.
of Psychology, University of Calgary. His interests
include: psychosocial aspects of quality of life in      Caroline Schnitzler, Ph.D. (University of
cancer patients (including the measurement of            Calgary, 2006)
quality of life), particularly in patients with brain    South Calgary Health Centre, Adult Mental
tumors and in patients with cancers of the head and      Health & Walk-In
neck, psychosocial aspects of cancer-related             Email:
fatigue, stress and coping in the context of medical     Her interests include: individual cognitive-
illness.                                                 behavioural therapy for anxiety and depressive
Cherie Peterson, Ph.D. (University of
Saskatchewan, 2007)                                      Geoff Schultz, Ph.D. (McGill University, 1996)
Sheldon Chumir Health Centre, Cognitive Therapy
                                                         Holy Cross Centre, Neuromusculoskeletal
Email:          Program, Chronic Pain Centre
Her interests include: cognitive-behavioural             Email:
therapy of depression and anxiety disorders.             His interests include: biofeedback, CBT and
                                                         relaxation/meditation for the management of
Dennis Pusch, Ph.D. (University of Calgary). Co-         chronic pain, physiologically-based pain
Lead, Behavioural Health Consultation Service,           mechanisms including central neuroplasticity,
Shared Mental Health Program, Sheldon Chumir             and health informatics.
Email: His        Raymond H. Scott, Ph.D. (University of
interests include anxiety, depression, and marital       Calgary, 2004) Sheldon M. Chumir Health
                                                         Centre, Community Accessible Rehabilitation
Nancy Remington, Ph.D. (University of                    (CAR) Email:
Maryland, Baltimore County, 2002)              
Forensic Inpatient Program, Southern Alberta             Cognitive behavioural therapy for adults in an
Forensic Psychiatry Centre                               interdisciplinary rehabilitation setting.
Email:          Treatment areas include adjustment to illness
Her interests include: general forensic psychology;      and/or injury, depression, and anxiety as well as
forensic assessment, including fitness-to-stand          various other psychosocial sequelae of disability.
trial, criminal responsibility, assessment of risk for   ACT, CRHSPP.
violence, sexual recidivism, criminal recidivism,
psychopathy, and long-term offender and       Amy L. Siegenthaler, Ph.D. (University of
dangerous offender designations; personality  Toronto, 2004).
disorder; and severe psychopathology.         Foothills Medical Centre, Clinical
John Robinson, Ph.D. (University of Calgary, Email:
1984) Holly Cross Centre, Psychosocial Her areas of interest are traumatic brain injury,
Resources Email:  neuropsychological rehabilitation and geriatric
Adjunct Associate Professor, Departments of neuropsychology. Her research interests are
Oncology and Psychology, University of

 focused in the areas of memory, aging, face and         and forensic psychology; Psychological
 object perception and psychometrics.                    assessment interests encompass cognitive/
 Alisa Singer, Ph.D. (University of Calgary 2006)        intellectual and personality, with an emphasis on
 Foothills Medical Centre, Early Psychosis               understanding relationships between criminal
 Treatment Service                                       behaviour and personality disorder
 Email:            dynamics. Forensic psychological issues: criminal
 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of              behaviour and severe psychopathology, violence,
                                                         sexual recidivism, general criminal risk
 Psychiatry. Her interests include: cognitive
                                                         assessment and need, dangerous offender and long
 behavioural therapy for schizophrenia, depression,      -term offender designations.
 and anxiety disorders. ACT.
                                                         Ashli Watt, Ph.D. (University of Calgary, 2007)
 Michael Speca, Psy.D. (Indiana University of            Rockyview General Hospital, Seniors’ Health
 Pennsylvania, 1994)                                     Clinic Email:
 Holy Cross Centre, Psychosocial Resources               Her interests include: geriatric neuropsychology,
 Email:                  personality assessment, the treatment of mood and
 Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine,       anxiety disorders.
 Department of Oncology, University of Calgary.
 Co-founder of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre’s             David Whitsitt, Ph.D. (Saybrook Graduate
 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. His         School & Research Center, 2008).
 interests include: health psychology and                Behavioural Health Consultant, Shared Mental
 psychosocial oncology in particular, psychotherapy      Health Program, Sheldon Chumir Centre.
 integration, and group psychotherapy. His activities    Email:
 include individual and group psychotherapy and          His interests include: depression, anxiety, work
 research relating to intervention process and           conflict, marital issues, and health problems; in
 outcomes for breast cancer patients.                    addition, phenomenology and its application to
                                                         therapeutic settings, and the experience of illness,
                                                         particularly for cardiac patients who have
 Shervin Vakili, Ph.D. (Nova Southeastern                undergone coronary artery bypass surgery.
 University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 2003).
 Addictions Centre, Foothills Medical Centre             May Wong, Ph.D. (Concordia University, 1990)
 Email:          Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic
 Assistant Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry,       Email:
 University of Calgary. Dr. Vakili's clinical            Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of
 interests include utilizing CBT, Family                 Psychology, University of Calgary. Her interests
 therapy, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy to        include: PTSD and other anxiety disorders, mood
 treat teens with concurrent disorders. His research     disorders, pain management, occupational/
 interests are in the area of understanding and          vocational rehabilitation, exposure-based
 preventing binge drinking in University                 therapies, and cognitive-behavioural therapy.
 populations. Site Director, Foothills Medical

 Robert J. Trifiletti, Ph.D. (University of
 Calgary, 1989).
 Forensic Inpatient Program, Southern Alberta
 Forensic Psychiatry Services
 His interests focus on the practice of adult clinical

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Lauren Allan, Ph.D. (University of Calgary,            interests in mindfulness meditation-based stress
2010).                                                 reduction for cancer patients, CBT, existential
Behavioural Health Consultant, Shared Mental           psychotherapy, smoking cessation, quality of life
Health Care Program, Calgary Foothills Primary         assessment and supportive-expressive therapy.
Care Network.
                                                       Gerry Ceballos, B.Sc. (University of Santo
Her interests include short-term (particularly
cognitive-behavioural) interventions for mood          Tomas, 1974)
and anxiety disorders, stress management, and a        His interests include neuropsychological and
wide range of other mental and behavioural             psychological assessment.
health concerns in primary care settings.
                                                       Linda Goddard, M.A. (Gonzaga University,
Patrick Baillie, Ph.D., LL.B. (Virginia                1993) Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Group
Commonwealth University, 1992)                         Therapy Service
Peter Lougheed Centre, Forensic Assessment and         Email:
Outpatient Services                                    Supervisor of the Psychodynamic and Group
Email:                            Therapy Team. FCGPA.
His interests include: risk assessment; forensic
psychology; assessment and treatment with              Shelagh Gutsche, M.S.W. (University of
sexual offenders; issues at the intersection of law    Calgary, 1985)
and mental health; and, ethics.                        Sheldon Chumir Health Centre, Marital and
                                                       Family Therapy Team
Barry Bultz, Ph.D.                                     Email:
Director, Department of Psychosocial Resources,        Her interests include narrative therapy, gender
AHS—Cancer Care.                                       issues, and assessment and treatment of violence.
Dr. Bultz founded the Department of
Psychosocial Resources and has been working in         Sandy Harper-Jacques, M.N., RMFT
psychosocial oncology for 27 years. In addition to     (University of Calgary, 1990). Certification in
his administrative duties, Dr. Bultz also does         Marriage & Family Therapy
individual, couple, and family interventions with      South Calgary Health Centre
cancer patients and their families. He has many        Email:
research interests; his most recent work is in the     Interests include family involvement in mental
area of screening for distress (‘the 6th vital sign’   health treatment, couples therapy, single session
in oncology) and patient-physician                     therapy, sexual addiction.
                                                       Lisa Hogan, B.Sc. 2001 (Psychology), UPEI
Linda Carlson, Ph.D. (McGill University, 1998)         Psychometrist, Regional Psychological
Holy Cross Centre, Psychosocial Resources              Assessment Service and Foothills Medical
Email:                             Centre. Interests include psychological
Associate Professor, Division of Psychosocial          assessment and training.
Oncology, Department of Oncology, Faculty of
Medicine; Adjunct Assistant Professor,                 Lisa Lamont, M.S.W., R.S.W. (University of
Department of Psychology. Clinical and research        Calgary, 1992)

 Holy Cross Centre, Psychosocial Resources  
 Email:                    Director of Continuing Professional
 Her interests include: working with individuals      Development. Associate Professor, Department
 and families affected by cancer, smoking             of Psychiatry and Department of Oncology,
 cessation, and the impact of meeting the basic       University of Calgary,
 needs of clients as a necessary precursor to their   His interests include: Depression, Anxiety
 commitment to following through with treatment.      disorders and Fatigue in Cancer patients;
                                                      Continuing Medical Education.
 Celestina Martopullo, M.S.W. RSW
 (University of Calgary, 2007)                        Loree Stout, M.N. (University of Calgary, 1985)
 Department of Psychosocial Resources (Tom            Sheldon Chumir Health Centre, Marital and
 Baker Cancer Centre)                                 Family Therapy Team
 Location: Holy Cross site Phase I                    Email:
 Email:                    Training supervisor in the Family Therapy
 Her interests include: provision of psychosocial     Training Program, Institute of Psychotherapy and
 assessment/planning/intervention to people           Supervisor of Systems Therapy Team. AAMFT.
 diagnosed with/affected by cancer (mainly within
 a Gastrointestinal tumour group). Provision of
 individual, couple, and family therapy
 addressing: impact of cancer from a structural,
 developmental and functional perspective, and
 problems with depression, anxiety, and fear.
 Therapeutic approaches include: cognitive-
 behavioural therapy, stress management
 approaches, solution focused therapy.

 Martina Quinn, M.S.W. RSW (University of
 Calgary 1991)
 Location: Holy Cross site Phase I
 Her interests include working with women,
 their immediate and extended families who have
 received a diagnosis of either breast or ovarian
 cancer. Models of practice used include: family
 therapy, narrative, solution-focused, cognitive-
 behavioural, animal assisted and Supportive
 Expressive Group Therapy.

 J. Steven A. Simpson, Ph.D (University of
 Wales, 1981) MD (University of Calgary, 1994)
 Foothills Medical Centre, Consultation Liaison
 Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Psychosocial
 Resources Department

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2012‐2013 training module request form 

    NAME:                                               UNIVERSITY:
    TELEPHONE:                                          APPIC Match #:

The purpose of this questionnaire is to identify the training modules that you are most interested in.

Following release of the results of the APPIC match in February 2012, each applicant who is matched to
our residency program will be advised of the training modules that will be available to him/her during
the residency year. The specific modules offered will be based on the applicant’s response to this
questionnaire. We will do our best to assign residents to their most preferred modules but will not
guarantee that a specific module will be available unless a specific request is made in #2, below.

In the space below please list in order of preference up to 6 modules. Do not list modules that would not
be acceptable to you. It is permissible to list specific modules (e.g., Cognitive Therapy Service at
Sheldon Chumir Centre) and/or general classes of training modules (e.g., training in cognitive-
behavioural therapy in an outpatient mental health clinic).

First Choice:
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Sixth Choice:

In the space below please indicate which, if any, modules you must be assigned during the 2012-2013
residency year.

Signature:_____________________________________ Date ____________________

Please return this questionnaire as soon as possible after your interview. The deadline date for receipt of
this questionnaire is January 16, 2012. Please forward to Dr. Deborah Dobson by Email or FAX (403-
944-2060) or by mail to Department of Psychology, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403-29 Street NW,
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9. An electronic version of this form is available at our website
Last updated: August 17th

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