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​​​​Our aim is to promote education and training excellence in Psychology. Our Psychology Training and Education Committee (PTEC) heads up education initiatives and has been actively involved in supporting UHN’s involvement in The Toronto Area Internship Consortium (TAIC), a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship training program hosted by OISE/University of Toronto. We are currently in the midst of CPA accreditation, awaiting final feedback from CPA this fall. UHN holds one of two adult track positions in the Health/Neuropsychology area within the consortium.

Clinical and research opportunities are available to psychology graduate students and fellows interested in gaining experience with diverse patient populations on an individual, couple or group basis. Please contact psychologists directly to learn more about their placement options and whether they are accepting students during any respective year. You may download our current practicum brochure here.

In terms of professional education, there are many opportunities to attend relevant rounds, journal clubs, research presentations, and case conferences within many of our programs and clinics as well as opportunities to participate in wider UHN educational opportunities such as those within Interprofessional Education (IPE). Our PTEC also hosts several talks throughout the year geared towards psychology students from across UHN addressing a variety of professional practice issues.
We also celebrate Psychology Month in February of each year with talks and presentations that are open to the UHN community. Past sessions have included:

  • Suicide across the adult lifespan: Assessment and management
  • Understanding pain & finding relief: A psychological perspective
  • The science of happiness
  • Mindfulness-based treatments: Advances in applications


Contact Us

Lesley A. Ruttan, PhD, CPsych, ​Practice Leader (Psychology) –​ Collaborative Academic Practice

Phone: ​416 597 3422 ext. 5309