Groundwork Training/Careers

Groundwork Training/Careers

Tailored Training and Professional Supervision for Ph.D. Candidates & Licensed Therapists

GroundWork Training is a comprehensive program geared toward teaching the fundamentals of psychotherapy to practicum students, Ph.D. candidates, and early career psychologists. For more senior therapists we offer supervision and the opportunity to join our training team. For therapists who are new to supervision, we can provide supervision on your supervision. We work together as a team, supporting each other, and receiving guidance from senior therapists.

Whether you’re exploring your options, looking to further develop or strengthen skills in a new orientation, or seeking a collaborative environment with the potential of becoming a supervisor, we can help you meet your goals!

We offer:

A collaborative environment

Competitive rates and flexible work schedules

Programs tailored to your interests

An open and receptive environment with support from senior psychologists

5 potentials modules of supervision with experienced experts in each orientation.

The program includes:

A 3-day GroundWork Training program

Weekly individual and/or group supervision

Monthly case conferences with opportunities to present to the team

Ongoing group supervision from our founder

The option for senior psychologists to train as supervisors and join our team to supervise the next generation of therapists

Our training and support can be tailored to your interests.

Experienced Supervisors

Depending on your interests, we can match you with supervisors who are experts in their respective fields. All of our supervisors have extensive experience in private practice and have worked in academia, and/or hospital/community settings.

Diverse Clinical Experiences

Our clientele is diverse! At Wood Psychology we work with a broad range of clients from age 18 to 70. Our clientele come from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. Our supervisors have worked extensively with university students, young, middle and late career professionals, the LGBTQ+ community, and working parents. We also serve the polyamoury and BDSM communities in Montreal. Our specialities include relationship difficulties, burnout, perfectionism, GAD, OCD, social anxiety, depression, internalized homophobia, sexual dysfunction, OCD, infertility and postpartum depression just to name a few. Our experienced supervisors have a wide range of knowledge. Have an interest in a particular community or disorder, ask us how we can help!

3-day GroundWork Training Program

Our 3 day training program is constantly evolving to meet the needs and desires of the incoming students. Students can expect to learn the fundamentals of conducting individual psychotherapy in a private practice from conducting an initial interview to dealing with insurance providers. The program is interactive in nature and involves a didactic component, as well as case presentations from various supervisors on the team.

Supervision Training Program

We offer 5 different modules of therapy.

Psychodynamic therapy

The psychodynamic program focuses on the foundational aspects of short-term psychodynamic therapy with the goal of helping the client understand the psychological roots of their emotional issues.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

The CBT module focuses on how to conduct a structured and time-limited therapy with the emphasis on helping clients learn to recognize, analyze, and change their thoughts as means of regulating their emotions and adapting their reactions.

Emotional-focussed Therapy (EFT)

The EFT module focuses on how emotions drive people’s decision making, choices and relational patterns. The goals are to help clients regulate their emotions, strengthen their self-esteem, and improve their relationships.


The mindfulness module focuses on the foundational principles of mindfulness including living in the present, cultivating self-compassion, and finding inner peace. Students will learn how to select participants for, and gain experience running a mindfulness group. There are also opportunities to work with individuals using a mindfulness approach.

Motivational interviewing

The motivational interviewing module focuses on enhancing a client’s motivation to change. Students will follow client’s with substance use disorders as well as other addictions.

Application procedure

We welcome applications from Ph.D. candidates and licensed psychologists year round. Applicants can send their CV with a letter of intent and 3 reference letters to

For external practicum students who are following Match Day in February, please submit your application before December 1st. Following receipt of your application, we will contact you shortly after to set up an interview (typically in person). If you have questions about our program or application process, please contact Dr. Wood at

We look forward to hearing from you!  

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