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Doctoral Professional Psychology Residency Program

2019-2020 Residency Brochure NOW AVAILABLE

Special thanks to our current doctoral residents, Bahar Haji-Khamneh, Maya Michel, and Sarah Nutter, for their energy and creativity in redesigning our Brochure. Thank you from your faculty and staff colleagues.

Doctoral Residents Celebratory Luncheon


Congratulations to Bahar Haji-Khamneh, Maya Michel, and Sarah Nutter, on the successful completion of their Doctoral Residency in Professional Psychology. Shown accepting their Certificates at the celebratory luncheon are (l-r): Bahar, Maya, Beth Whelan, R. Psych., Residency Training Director, and Sarah. We wish them well as they continue in their training on the path to becoming professional psychologists.

Doctoral Professional Psychology Residency Training Program

Memorial’s Student Wellness and Counselling Centre comprises counselling (i.e. psychology), student health (i.e. medicine and nursing), and wellness professionals (i.e. case management). The newly renovated Centre houses all three components of student care and is committed to developing and furthering interprofessional practice and research to advance the Healthy Campus movement. The SWCC collaborates closely with other student services, including the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre, the Internationalization Office, and Student Support and Crisis Management. The new dynamic and integrated Student Wellness and Counselling Centre facilitates collaborative interprofessional relationships, resulting in more efficient and higher quality student care. Interprofessionalism is integral to our innovative stepped care wellness model.

The stepped care wellness model includes a wide array of varying intensity programs that are designed to assist students, including online e-mental health, blended in-person / online interventions, drop-in seminars and workshops, structured and unstructured groups, one-on-one counselling sessions, and community referrals. Treatment intensity is informed by initial and ongoing assessment and can be either stepped up or down, depending on the level of student distress or need. The stepped care approach offers flexibility and presumes that individuals may need different types of programs at different times. We encourage students to ask questions and to work collaboratively with their counsellor to find the program(s) that will work best for them. For more information about the model, visit

The Student Wellness and Counselling Centre is also an integral part of the academic community; thus, research and training are core activities. Centre faculty fulfil their academic functions through avenues such as applied research, professional writing, faculty and professional obligations and consultation to the community at large. Faculty rank, promotions and tenure are granted within the Centre, rather than through other departments, and are based upon faculty members' counselling and scholarly performance.

The Centre endorses a training philosophy oriented toward encouraging the professional development of each trainee in the broadest possible terms. The 1850-hour training programme offers training in two main ways: developing competency in a number of central areas for professional psychology and exposure to issues and topics relevant to professional psychology

Training Director:

Elizabeth Whelan, PhD, RPsych, Assistant Professor (
(On sabbatical September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019)

Acting Training Director:
Lisa Moores, PsyD, RPsych, Assistant Professor (

Student Wellness and Counselling Centre
University Centre, UC 5000
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
TEL (709) 864-8500 (Option #2)
FAX (709) 864-2087

Accredited by:
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
(Current term: 2012/13 - 2017/18)
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3
International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)

Participating Member:
Association of Counseling Center Training Agents (ACCTA)
Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)
Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP)