McGill Psychology Internship Consortium (MPIC)
The Department of Psychology at McGill University has a long and distinguished history of training clinical psychologists. The Department of Psychology has collaborated with several clinical sites to establish the McGill University Psychology Internship Consortium (MPIC). MPIC was developed to provide students enrolled in the Clinical Program of the Department of Psychology at McGill breadth of experience in clinical training that would be difficult to achieve within a single site. Admission to MPIC is only open to doctoral students enrolled in the Clinical Program of the Department of Psychology at McGill University.
The mission of MPIC is to provide clinical education and training in scientifically-based professional Psychology. MPIC aims to produce graduates that have developed the competencies necessary to engage in clinical practice at the highest standards of the profession. MPIC achieves this goal by providing interns with breadth and depth of clinical training in a wide range of clinical activities. The approach to training is consistent with a scientist-practitioner model where practice is supported by scientifically supported principles.
MPIC includes 7 clinical service centres in the greater Montreal region, all of which are affiliated teaching hospitals of McGill University. These include:
- Allan Memorial Institute, McGill University Hospital Centre (MUHC)
- The Neuropsychology Department of the Montreal Neurological Institute (MUHC)
- Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the MUHC
- The Jewish General Hospital (CIUSS Centre-Ouest-de-L’Ile-de-Montreal)
- Herzl Family Practice Centre (CIUSS Centre-Ouest-de-L’ile-de-Montreal)
- Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSS l’Ouest-de-L’ile-de-Montreal)
- Douglas Institute Eating Disorders Program (CIUSS l’Ouest-de-L’ile-de-Montreal)
MPIC has been accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) since 2017. CPA accreditation was granted for 3 years, and the next accreditation site visit is due in the 2019-2021 academic year. Psychology interns who are enrolled in the Clinical Psychology Program of the Department of Psychology at McGill University, and complete their internship within MPIC, are considered to have completed a CPA Accredited Internship.
The individual training sites accept applications from students who are not enrolled in the Clinical Program of the Department of Psychology at McGill University. Students who apply to a MPIC Member Site, but are not enrolled in the Clinical Program of the Department of Psychology at McGill University, would only be considered to be enrolled in a CPA Accredited Internship if the site has been independently accredited by CPA.
Information on accreditation by the Canadian Psychological Association is available by contacting the following office:
Accreditation Panel for Doctoral Programs and Internships in Professional Psychology
Canadian Psychological Association
141 Laurier Street – Suite 702
Canada K1P 5J3
E-mail: accreditation [at] cpa.ca