• February 10, 2022 10:24 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)

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    McMaster Children's Hospital’s (MCH) Child and Youth Mental Health Program (CYMHP) is one of Canada’s largest pediatric mental health service providers. Mandated to provide care for both local and regional patients, CYMHP offers a wide range of services for children, youth, and families experiencing complex mental health concerns.  Our program includes emergency mental health services, a 22-bed inpatient unit, a day treatment program, and outpatient services. 

    Our program is committed to community partnerships which provide evidence based, integrated, coordinated, leading edge family and patient centered care. Affiliated with McMaster University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, and the Offord Centre for Child Studies, CYMHP delivers world class care supported by world class scholarship.  The strength of the program lies in the dedication of its people who are committed to improving the mental wellness of our communities.

    Our teams are innovative, creative, energetic and passionate.  Relationships are founded on principles of trust, respect and compassion.  Our people are motivated towards excellence and are committed to the patients and families we serve.

    Position Summary 

    The Psychologist functions as a valuable member of the interdisciplinary team and provides care to children and youth with complex mental health issues and their families. In particular, the Psychologist combines education and related clinical experience to offer psychological assessments (e.g., psychometric, diagnostic), clinical formulation, brief individual, group, and family intervention, treatment recommendations, and consultation to staff on psychology-related issues. The Psychologist is a leader in program development, quality assurance, and research initiatives.  


    1. Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
    2. Registered or eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario with authorization to work with children, adolescents and (ideally) families
    3. Expertise in a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities (particularly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and the assessment of children, youth and their families as demonstrated by a minimum of three years of recent, relevant experience in a mental health setting serving an inpatient or outpatient mental health pediatric population
    4. Demonstrated strength in consultation, teaching, interprofessional collaboration, and supervision of advanced learners
    5. Demonstrated competency and experience in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, particularly those tests relevant to the assessment of cognitive, academic, personality and socio-emotional functioning
    6 Excellent written and verbal communication alongside strong interpersonal skills
    7. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning
    8. Eligible for part-time appointment with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University
    9. Evidence of self-motivation, enthusiasm, and flexibility

    As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

  • February 10, 2022 10:15 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)

    See: https://hhsc.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en for details

    1. McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH): Pediatric Chronic Pain Program - Temporary Part-time (Job Number: 93412); Hours per week: 22.5 

    Position Summary

     The Clinical Health Psychologist in the Pediatric Chronic Pain Program will play a key role in ongoing program development and implementation, as well as quality improvements, the design of program evaluation and research projects. As a member of the inter-professional pediatric chronic pain team, the psychologist will deliver care to children, youth and families in an outpatient tertiary care setting. The psychologist will promote excellence in pediatric patient and family-centered care through expert clinical practice, education, consultation and research. Responsibilities will include: providing psychological assessment and treatment as part of an inter-professional team focusing on chronic disease management (interventions include individual, family, and group); managing and maintaining an active case workload as per program requirements and expectations; working collaboratively with other team members to develop and implement comprehensive individualized care plans for children and adolescents; providing results of clinical assessments and provision of treatment in an interdisciplinary setting; acting as a resource to other team members regarding psycho-diagnostic assessment, therapeutic intervention and program policy; providing consultation/liaison to caregivers and community agencies; developing and providing staff education and training; developing program evaluations, integrated research projects and quality assurance projects; and being an active member in program development initiatives.


     1. Doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology from an accredited university, with a preference given to those with an emphasis in pediatric populations. 

    2. Registered or eligible for registration in Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology with the College of Psychologists of Ontario; must be authorized to work with children and adolescents (with a preference given to those who are also authorized to work with families). 
    3. Extensive knowledge and current experience in the provision of psychological assessment, diagnosis, and treatment focusing on chronic disease management strategies in a pediatric population.
    4. Experience with individual, group and family therapy for pediatric chronic pain is preferred. 
    5. Expertise in a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities (e.g., cognitive behaviour therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, family therapy, motivational interviewing techniques, mindfulness-based therapies, and other evidence-based therapies).
    6. A minimum of two years of recent, relevant experience in a healthcare setting, preferably serving an outpatient pediatric population.
    7. Advanced skills in the development and documentation of specific interventions, conducting research (including methodological design, data management, statistics), and evaluating service outcomes for children and adolescents with complex health conditions.
    8. Demonstrated competency and experience in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, particularly those tests relevant to the assessment of personality and socio-emotional functioning.
    9. Demonstrated strength in consultation, teaching, inter-professional collaboration, educating health care providers and community stakeholders, and supervising advanced learners.
    10. Eligible for part-time appointment at McMaster University.
    11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills. 
    12. Excellent leadership skills and proven ability to organize, prioritize, and problem-solve effectively.
    13. Evidence of self-motivation, enthusiasm, flexibility and ongoing learning.
    14. Willingness to work with and evaluate a growing program. 

    As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

  • January 27, 2022 11:44 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)

    The Coping with Neurological Symptoms (CNS) Lab at The University of the British Columbia (Department of Psychology) is seeking qualified candidates for a research-focused post-doctoral fellowship, with specialization in psychological aspects of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury.

    Roles and responsibilities
    Under the supervision of Noah Silverberg, PhD, ABPP-CN, the fellow will contribute to ongoing studies in at least two of the following streams: (1) mental health complications after concussion and prevention strategies, (2) interventions for fear avoidance behaviour after concussion, (3) functional (psychogenic) cognitive disorder. They will also be expected to develop their own program of research and apply for external grant funding. The fellow may spend 100% of their time on research or devote up to 40% of their time in clinical training, providing cognitive-behavioural therapy to people with persistent symptoms following concussion in the context of a research study and/or on an external adult neuropsychology placement within the Vancouver Coastal Health system.

    Training environment
    The CNS Lab is located at UBC’s main Vancouver campus (2136 West Mall). Our renovation (scheduled for March 2022 completion) will add soundproofed booths for telehealth delivery and new equipment for psychophysiology. We also have shared research space at the Rehabilitation Research Program at GF Strong Rehab Centre (4255 Laurel St). We have a local and international network of collaborators in psychology, psychiatry, neurology, emergency medicine, rehabilitation medicine, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. The CNS Lab is primarily funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Foundation for Innovation, and VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation.

    Research mentorship, classroom teaching, and service opportunities are available. The fellow will also have access to professional development opportunities through the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, the UBC Postdoctoral Fellows Office, and various hospital rounds related to clinical neuroscience. The fellow will be expected to participate in mentorship, networking, and research dissemination activities facilitated by the Canadian TBI Research Consortium and Canadian Concussion Network.

    Candidates should have completed a PhD in clinical psychology or neuropsychology from a CPA or APA accredited doctoral program, including a CPA/APA accredited predoctoral internship, within the past 2 years. Candidates with related degrees (e.g., PhD in health psychology or rehabilitation sciences) will also be considered. The ideal candidate will have a publication record that aligns with the CNS Lab’s research interests.

    The anticipated start date is August 1, 2022, but an earlier or later start date is possible. The fellow will be appointed for a one-year term, with the expectation of renewal for a second year.

    The salary for the first year will be $51,352 plus benefits. Reimbursement for conference registration fees and travel expenses are available upon reasonable request.

    How to apply
    Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact details for 3 referees to cnslab@psych.ubc.ca. Review of applications will start on January 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Pre-application inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Noah Silverberg at noah.silverberg@ubc.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority, as required by Service Canada.

    The University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, and Coping with Neurological Symptoms Lab view equity, diversity, and inclusion as essential to academic excellence. People who differ on dimensions of race, colour, place of origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and/or abilities enrich our research mission and community. We recognize that marginalization based on these dimensions causes hardship and hampers opportunities for many trainees. We continuously strive to identify and address barriers to equity so that trainees of all backgrounds can thrive. Applicants should include a statement in their cover letter about how they will contribute to upholding our equity, diversity, and inclusion values.

    For details, see: https://psych.ubc.ca/about/equity-inclusion/

  • January 14, 2022 7:48 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)

    We are seeking a full-time psychologist to join one of our multidisciplinary child and youth mental health teams in beautiful Victoria BC. The successful applicant will be part of an accredited pre-doctoral residency program in clinical and counselling psychology, with the opportunity to be supported and supervised if they are not yet a registrant of the College. 

    Closing date of January 27, 2022  at 11:00 pm.

    Link: https://bcpublicservice.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/82616

     Anyone who would like further information on the position and working within our program and can contact Laurel Townsend - Laurel.Townsend@gov.bc.ca

  • December 21, 2021 9:31 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)

    Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

    The Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic (ATRC) at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University seeks 3 Postdoctoral Fellows to support ongoing grant-funded research. Primary research supervisors include Dr. Randi McCabe, Dr. Karen Rowa, Dr. Elizabeth Pawluk, and Dr. Brenda Key.

    Training setting and opportunities. The ATRC is a specialized outpatient care clinic dedicated to clinical service, education, and research in the area of anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The ATRC receives over 3000 referrals each year and provides comprehensive assessment and treatment services. The ATRC is one of Canada’s leading centres for education and research in the area of for anxiety and related disorders. Each year, students from various disciplines (psychology, psychiatry, psychotherapy, nursing, social work) complete clinical and research training at the clinic, making it an exciting hub of activity with numerous opportunities for postdoctoral fellows. 

    Postdoctoral fellows will support ongoing research projects and have the opportunity to develop personal research interests. In addition, research time will be balanced with clinical service responsibilities, including assessment and treatment of individuals presenting with a wide range of anxiety and related disorders. Clinical service hours will meet the supervised practice requirements for the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Fellows are also offered opportunity to attend journal clubs, clinical and research rounds (e.g., Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health and Addiction Rounds), and to engage in teaching and supervision of learners.

    Research Projects. We are seeking three postdoctoral fellows to support ongoing grant-funded research at the ATRC. The current research projects include:

    • Diagnostic Assessment Research Tool (DART) Study
    • A comprehensive study of the psychometric properties of the DART funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The DART is a modular diagnostic assessment interview for DSM-5 Mental Disorders. The DART was developed by psychologists at the ATRC to support the need for open-access assessment tools.
    • Primary research responsibilities will include conducting clinical interviews (i.e., DART and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5; SCID); data management, data analyses, and manuscript writing; overseeing and collaborating with research coordinator and research assistants to support participant recruitment and data management.
    • Experience with interview development and validation is an asset.
    •  Mindfulness and OCD Treatment Trial
    • This CIHR-funded, multi-site randomized controlled trial will examine the outcomes of a standardized Mindfulness-based group intervention for the treatment of OCD.
    • Primary research responsibilities will include developing and overseeing protocol development, participant recruitment, supervising research staff, conducting Mindfulness-based intervention groups, data management, manuscript writing, completing REB submission and amendments, and other duties required to support the study.
    • Research and clinical experience with mindfulness-based interventions and randomized control trials is an asset.

    Eligibility.Successful applicants will:

    • Have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from an APA or CPA-accredited graduate program (or equivalent)
    • Registered, or eligibility for registration, with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
    • Possess specialized clinical experience for individuals with anxiety and related disorders
    • Competency and experience with an appropriate range of psychological tests, measures, and assessment techniques with specific competency and experience in semi-structured and diagnostic interviews (e.g., SCID, MINI) and specialized anxiety assessment techniques.
    • Possess specific competency and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and CBT applications for anxiety and related disorders.
    • Teaching and supervisory experiences at the undergraduate and graduate level
    • An established track record of academic productivity (e.g., peer-reviewed funding, peer reviewed publications, presentations at professional meetings)
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, to collaborate with community resources and services, and to advocate for the needs of clients.
    • Advanced oral and written communication skills required for assessment reports, scholarly presentations, and scholarly publications

     Interested applicants may send their cover letter and CV to Dr. Karen Rowa, Clinical Director, Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton via email: krowa@stjoes.ca.  Applicants should also forward (or arrange for) 2 letters of reference to krowa@stjoes.ca.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

  • December 21, 2021 9:29 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)
    The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to work in the area of maternal postpartum depression treatment with a start date of September, 2022. The position duration is one year with a possible renewal for a 2nd year.

    Job Description: Our team is recruiting a scholar to become part of an active and innovative research program sponsored by CIHR and other funders that aims to increase access to the treatments mothers struggling with postpartum most prefer, psychotherapy. The scholar’s work will focus on helping to develop and test interventions based on cognitive behavioural therapy and that involve task-shifting its delivery to those in need.

    Ongoing projects include randomized controlled trials testing 1-day CBT-based workshops for postpartum depression delivered by public health nurses, as well as mothers who have recovered from PPD, in addition to lengthier peer- and PHN-delivered group CBT for PPD interventions. The scholar will have immediate access to data already collected in the context of these studies to address questions related to virtual vs. in-person delivery of CBT for PPD, and the effects of these treatments on offspring. In addition to a focus on data analysis, writing manuscripts, and learning new skills in the training, delivery, and supervision of CBT delivery, the scholar will have opportunities to contribute to the development and testing of new interventions (e.g., 1-day CBT-based workshops for preventing PPD, 1-day workshops for postpartum anxiety) in randomized controlled trials, and to designing new projects for further follow-up.

    The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:  

    • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from an APA or CPA accredited graduate program (or equivalent)
    • Registered, or eligible for registration, through the College of Psychologists of Ontario
    • Clinical experience diagnosing and treating females of childbearing age with depression and/or anxiety
    • Possess competency and experience with an appropriate range of measures, and assessment techniques with specific competency and experience in semi-structured and diagnostic interviews (e.g., MINI)
    • Have experience with the design and analysis of randomized controlled trials
    • Possess specific competency and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and CBT applications for depression, anxiety and related disorders.
    • Teaching and supervisory experiences at the undergraduate and graduate level
    • An established track record of academic productivity (e.g., peer-reviewed funding, peer reviewed publications, presentations at professional meetings)
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team, to collaborate with community resources and services, and to advocate for the needs of clients
    • Advanced oral and written communication skills required for scholarly presentations and publications
    • Fellows are expected to engage in full-time research activities
    • The successful scholar will be strongly encouraged to apply for national/international awards

    Salary: Salary is competitive at $50,000, with an additional percentage in lieu of benefits (about 14%, or $7,000 annually), and 15 paid personal/educational days annually. Healthcare benefits are provided to everyone through the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Those moving to Ontario from out of province or from the USA will be required to undergo a waiting period prior to accessing OHIP services (https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-ohip-and-get-health-card).

    Setting: Nestled along the shores of Lake Ontario and adjacent to the Niagara Escarpment, the City of Hamilton is home to several cultural, recreational landmarks, and conservation areas. Hamilton is 45 minutes from Toronto, a large cosmopolitan city with 3 million residents and a wide array of sports, entertainment, shopping and dining experiences. It is also about an hour from Buffalo, NY, and less than an hour from Niagara Falls, and the nearby Niagara wine country.

    Our research group is committed to enhancing and supporting equity, diversity and inclusion. Applicants from diverse backgrounds, including age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status, are encouraged to apply.

    Interested applicants may send their cover letter and CV to Dr. Ryan Van Lieshout, Canada Research Chair in the Perinatal Programming of Mental Disorders and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University via email: vanlierj@mcmaster.ca. Applicants should also forward (or arrange for) 2 letters of reference to vanlierj@mcmaster.ca.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

  • December 21, 2021 9:26 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)
    We are  currently recruiting for 5 full-time permanent positions across the province, including Adult, Child and Generalist roles, with 3 based in Winnipeg, one in Northern Manitoba, and one in Brandon, MB.  CHP is  unique in Canada, being both an academic department in the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba and a clinical program, providing psychological services in hospitals, health centres and community sites in urban and rural health regions.  As a member of CHP, the Psychologist joins a large team of dedicated psychologist colleagues in Winnipeg and throughout  the province who work closely with each other and in interdisciplinary teams to provide high quality, effective psychological care.  For more information about CHP, visit:  Department of Clinical Health Psychology | Max Rady College of Medicine | University of Manitoba (umanitoba.ca)<https://umanitoba.ca/medicine/department-clinical-health-psychology>

    Beginning career to senior career colleagues are welcome to apply, including those currently on internship/residency nearing completion of their doctoral degree.  Applications will be reviewed in January, and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.

    Job information and application instructions for the following positions are provided on the Manitoba Healthcare Providers Network <https://healthcareersmanitoba.ca/opportunities/https://healthcareersmanitoba.ca/opportunities/>    (go to search page; select “psychologists” under Opportunity type).


    Clinical Child Psychologist             Child Protection Centre | Health Sciences Centre

    Clinical Psychologist (Adult)         Operational Stress Injury Clinic | Deer Lodge Centre

    Clinical Psychologist (Adult)         Behavior Resource and Consultation Team (BRaCT) & Generalist hospital services


    Clinical Psychologist (Adult)         Community Mental Health

    Northern health region:

    Clinical Psychologist (Adult or Lifespan) Community/Hospital Mental Health

  • December 17, 2021 9:53 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)

    London Health Sciences Centre is recruiting for two (2) full-time Psychologist positions.

    Recruiters are happy to accept applications now for people who will not be available until September 2022 (so, any current interns/residents are invited to apply). 

    Here are the links to the two positions:

    • Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders


    • Adult Inpatient Mental Health


  • December 15, 2021 2:57 PM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)

    The BC Children’s Hospital Oncology program provides tertiary care to families and their chil- dren with cancer in British Columbia and the Yukon. Diagnostic and treatment services are offered by a team that includes the disciplines of: medicine, nursing, social work, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition, child life, music therapy and spiritual care.
    Psychological assessment, diagnosis and consultation are key contributions made by a Medical Psychologist within this team to meet the clinical needs of a child and his/her family members experiencing pediatric cancer diagnosis and treatment. This part-time Fellowship position (2.5 days per week) specifically focuses on the clinical care service delivery for pediatric cancer survivors and their families provided by the Long Term Follow-Up (LTFU) program.

    The proposed Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellowship will be comprised of:

    1. Direct clinical service delivery to patients and their families attending the LTFU clinic atBCCH. The Fellow will attend the LTFU clinic days at BCCH, participate in multi-disci- plinary rounds, and conduct brief psychosocial assessments/screenings/direct consulta- tions with the children and adolescents. Follow up therapeutic care may also beprovided based on determined need.
    2. Dependent on the candidate's experience and training in Pediatric Oncology, there maybe opportunity for service provision to children and adolescents in the active diagnosisand treatment phases.
    3. Providing consultation services to community providers for patients of the LTFU clinicwho live outside of the lower mainland, thereby contributing to building capacity in BC.
    4. Selected training, didactic and research experiences.

    SALARY: $40,000 (inclusive of benefits for a 0.5 fte position)

    START DATE: September 2022

    The successful candidate will be a graduate from a CPA/APA Accredited Child Focused Clinical Psychology Residency Training Program.

    To apply, please send letter of interest and CV through this PHSA excluded positions link: https://jobs.phsa.ca/job/vancouver/psychology-post-doctoral-fellow-oncology-hematology-bmt-program-bc-children-s-hospital/909/18453151008

    Forward questions regarding the Fellowship to: Dr. Joanna Chung and Dr. Jocelyne Lessard Psychologists, Medical Psychology, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC jchung@cw.bc.ca

  • December 15, 2021 9:27 AM | Diane LaChapelle (Administrator)

    The Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology/ Culturally-Informed Clinical Practice.  The specific area of research is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in any of the following: race or inequities facing racialized peoples; intersectionality in clinical practice; fostering cultural humility within clinical psychology training programs; culturally-adapted or culturally-responsive interventions; social justice within clinical psychology. 

    Full details can be found at the official job posting:


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