Site Name: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Department: Psychology Services
Interviews are offered to the applicants whom we feel are the best matches for our program alongside the goals stated by the applicant. In accordance with recommendations from the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs, all interviews will be offered via videoconferencing. No in-person interviews will be offered, even to local candidates, to ensure consistency across interviews. Applicants will till have the opportunity to meet with the Training Director, two or more faculty, and at least one current resident. Because interviewees will not have an opportunity to visit our site, we have created a promotional video that allows interviewees to see the facilities and meet some of the staff: https://careers.vch.ca/work-here/students-and-residents/psychology-residency/ Format of interview is individual, vignette based and 1 hour in length. Applicants are offered interviews via email by the Director of Training.
The Predoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology offers four full-time predoctoral resident positions. Several VCH training sites facilitate the residency experience; Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia Hospital, the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre, and Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addictions. Most psychology residents will select training modules in several sites and every effort is made to coordinate their schedule to minimize travel time. Interhospital shuttles depart frequently to facilitate easy movement to and from sites except for the BC OSI Clinic and Community Clinics. There is a mandatory group Program Development & Evaluation project. The resident can also participate in research during the course of training. Seminars take place throughout the year. Residents apply and are accepted for a position in one of the two tracks offered. There are also rotations offered in health psychology that can be integrated into either of the two primary tracks as appropriate. Adult Mental Health Track (up to 2 full-time positions available) Neuropsychology Track (up to 2 full-time positions available). The Neuropsychology Track provides residents with intensive experience in the theory and practice of clinical neuropsychology. The Adult Mental Health Track provides residents with experience in psychological assessment and treatment in psychiatric inpatient settings as well as outpatient settings. Treatment experiences include individual therapy and group therapy, using a wide range of approaches such as CBT, CPT, DBT, MBCBT, PE, EFT and CFT. A number of Health Psychology rotations are available as elective rotations within any track.
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There is one adolescent & young adult (ages 15-24) neuropsychology track rotation available at GF Strong Rehab Centre. There are two adolescent & young adult (ages 12-24) mental health rotation available at the Inner City Youth (Foundry) and Youth Concurrent Disorders Centre. Ther is one child and adolescent (ages 5-19) mental health rotation at the Ravensong Community Mental Health,
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.