Training Program Philosophy

Training that’s catered to your needs

This program gives the student a solid theoretical and clinical base in the practice of long-term psychotherapy with a psychodynamic orientation. It has 3 main components: personal therapy, supervision, and seminar participation. Each plays its own essential role in acquainting the student with the complex practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy. This program requires a high degree of personal commitment.

50 hours

Theoretical formation

A 50-hour theoretical course in Psychodynamics approaches to psychotherapy is offered to all interns from September to March of every year. Applications are received in December of each year.

Clinical Formation

Group and individual supervision: supervised practice provides the opportunity to develop psychodynamic techniques and understandings in vivo. Through weekly group and one-on-one case discussions with a supervisor, students will gradually learn to tackle the complex task of reconciling theoretical notions with the immediacy of the therapeutic encounter, while benefiting from the experience of seasoned & accredited clinicians.

Benefits of the Psychodynamic Internship at the Argyle

Our Internship Program accommodates trainees from several universities and is recognized by the OPQ.

  • Clinical component: 220 client contact hours from September to April.

  • Group supervision for two hours per week, 50 hours for the academic year.

  • Individual supervision for 40 to 50 hours

  • Personal therapy: each intern receives 15 hours of personal psychotherapy

Continuing education & mentorships

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Transitionary Clinical Memberships

Membership is open to licensed mental health professionals who agree to uphold the Argyle mission which is to provide accessible and affordable therapy to those in need. Clinical members benefit from having access to the Argyle’s client roster, affordable downtown office space and reduced rates on the workshops/events as well as other advantages.

Continuing Education

The Continuing Education program at the Argyle Institute offers a variety of workshops throughout the year, with reduced-rates for Argyle Clinical Members. All Continuing Education workshops are accredited by various professional orders so that attendees can obtain their mandatory Continuing Education credits.

Internships at the Argyle

The Argyle offers Counseling Internships for Students already possessing a Masters Degree in psychology or other mental health discipline or studying for a Degree of Masters of Social Work.

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More information

For more information about our Psychodynamic Internship program, please contact Mariam El Saadani at

Covid19 notice

All non-essential face-to-face courses and meetings will be held online until further notice. Thank you for understanding.