Site Name: British Columbia Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Department: Learning and Development
Due to the ongoing challenges with the pandemic, our interviews for the 2022/23 training year will be conducted virtually and will be scheduled between January 4th and January 13th. There will be no on-site interviews. Each applicant will interview with the Director of Training, as well as a panel interview. Each interview typically lasts one hour. There may also be an informal discussion with supervisors and previous residents.
The BCMHSUS Clinical-Forensic Psychology Internship Programme focuses on forensic assessment and treatment for an adult patient population with complex psychiatric and neuropsychiatric illnesses, along with involvment in the legal system. This is a wonderful training programme for a person who might wish to specialize in forensic psychology. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to offer training in fitness or criminal responsiblity assessments. We are hopeful that this may change in the coming years. We currently offer rotations at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam and the Vancouver and Surrey regional outpatient clinics. Depending on supervisor availability, we may also offer a rotation at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction. Our internship programme was initially accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) in May 2015. In 2018, we received another 4-year term of accrediation (i.e., 2017-18 to 2021-22). We will be submitting our self-study in February 2022 and a site visit will likely be conducted in the summer of 2022. Please refer to our brochure for additional information. The link for our brochure can be found at http://www.bcmhsus.ca/careers/for-students/placement-opportunities.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:
for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.