Site Name: British Columbia Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Department: Learning and Development
Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.
Applicants will be notified by email on the universal notification date as suggested by CCPPP (December 7, 2018). Individual interviews will be scheduled during the 2 week period recommended by CCPPP for the Western Region (January 16-30, 2019); applicants will be able to select between two dates (usually within the first week). We prefer in-person interviews. Please plan to be on site for 4 hours; you will participate in interview sessions with different panels representing the Forensic Hospital, Surrey/Vancouver Regional Clinics, and Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction. An hour has been set aside for an informational session with the Director of Training; a lunch meeting and tour of the facility with the current residents and other applicants will also be provided.
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. At that time, we received a 4-year term of accreditation (i.e., 2013-14 to 2017-18). In May 2018, we underwent a second site visit by CPA. We expect to receive the results in the fall of 2018. 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 experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site
http://www.bcmhsus.ca/forensic-psychiatric-services or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.