Program Information: Learning and Development

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1806
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: British Columbia Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Department: Learning and Development
Address: Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
70 Colony Farm Road
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia V3C 5X9
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Vancouver (Surrey, Burnaby)
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 25 km east of Vancouver British Columbia
Phone: 250-213-4509x
Fax:
Email: sdarcangelo@phsa.ca
Web Address: http://www.bcmhsus.ca/forensic-psychiatric-services
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.bcmhsus.ca/forensic-psychiatric-services
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 2012
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Shauna Darcangelo Ph.D., R. Psych.
Chief Psychologist: Martin Zakrzewski
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 40000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 3 weeks vacation; up to 5 days professional development time with some financial assistance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical day will vary depending on the site. At the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, there is a greater focus on treatment. At the Regional clinics, there is typically a greater focus on assessments (particularly for the Court), although the resident will also be involved in treatment.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

11/01/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

12/04/2020
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Due to the pandemic, our interviews for the 2021/22 training year will be conducted virtually and will be scheduled between January 18th and January 29th. 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.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Simon Fraser University, University of Western Ontario, University of Ottawa, Memorial University of Newfoundland, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Lakehead University.and University of Saskatchewan.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: Please submit a comprehensive psychological evaluation report and a written treatment case summary. After a successful APPIC match, a criminal record check is required. Successful applicants must provide their own personal liability insurance.
Program Description

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, the Vancouver and Surrey regional outpatient clinics and 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).  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.  

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: http://www.bcmhsus.ca/forensic-psychiatric-services  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.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 19 14 10 0
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 11 6 9 0
Total number of interns: 2 0 2 0
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 0 2 0
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 2 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 0 2 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 0 5 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 103 0 50 0
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 2 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0