Mindspace is a McGill University Teaching Clinic and also takes on Interns from the Université de Montréal. Our Doctoral Candidates in Psychology are advanced doctoral students from the Departments of Psychology completing the final phase of their training to be psychologists. They are supervised by Mindspace clinical psychologists licensed by the Quebec Order of Psychologists (OPQ).

Psychotherapy is offered at a reduced rate for clients working with a doctoral candidate in psychology. Therapy with a doctoral candidate is available dependent on client-therapist fit and availability.

What you need to know

Supervision

  • Doctoral candidates are supervised on a weekly basis by a senior Mindspace psychologist licensed by the Quebec Order of Psychologists.
  • The objective of supervision is to maintain an excellent quality of care.
  • Your information will be discussed for supervision purposes only.
  • Your therapist’s supervisor may occasionally be present during therapy sessions.

Confidentiality

  • Mindspace is committed to your privacy.
  • Information divulged during therapy sessions is strictly confidential and only your therapist and his/her supervisor and the Mindspace Clinic director may access it.
  • Your therapy may occasionally be discussed in small group supervision.

Video Recording

  • Mindspace Doctoral Candidates in Psychology will often video-record therapy sessions for supervision purposes only, using small and unobtrusive cameras.
  • Recorded sessions will be exclusively available to your therapist’s clinical supervisor.
  • All recordings will be erased at the completion of your therapy at Mindspace.

Benefits of Working with a Doctoral Candidate in Psychology at Mindspace

  • Doctoral Candidates in Psychology are experienced, advanced Ph.D. students and are committed to excellence in psychotherapy.
  • Mindspace clients who work with a doctoral candidate benefit from the additional expertise of a clinical supervisor.
  • Clients who work with doctoral candidate therapists will benefit from a reduced fee for therapy ($100).

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