Program Information: Department of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1826
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: BC Children's Hospital
Department: Department of Psychology
Address: 950 28th Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z4H4
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Vancouver (Surrey, Burnaby)
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 604-875-2345x2147
Fax:
Email: epiper@cw.bc.ca
Web Address: http://www.bcchildrens.ca/our-services/hospital-services/psychology
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.bcchildrens.ca/careers/train-with-us/clinical-psychology-internship
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Psychology Department
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Emily Piper
Chief Psychologist: Elizabeth Stanford
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 30
Position Information
Start Date: 09/07/2022
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: 00000
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Additional fringe benefits include the opportunity for ample continuing education received on site, during the internship, as well as time being given to attend relevant continuing education off site. Additionally, we work collaboratively with residents to negotiate time needed to attend their dissertation defenses, if applicable.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day may involve individual treatment sessions, assessment sessions, a group therapy session, a didactic and supervision session- either, all or most likely, some combination of these. We are a breadth based program, where you will have exposure working in pediatrics, mental health and with patients who have developmental disabilities. It is a highly enriching experience overall, with a primary goal being to provide exceptional training. Our hospital is a tertiary academic teaching hospital, where you will also have the experience of working within diverse and stimulating multi-disciplinary teams. You also have the opportunity to supervise junior trainees and be a part of a strong training team (inclusive of practicum students and fellows).
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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: 11/15/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
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:

Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been short-listed for an interview, either by phone or email.  Interviews generally take place from late December to end of January.  Due to Covid-19, ALL interviews will be conducted virtually this year. Interviews are typically one hour in length, with the ability to contact a current resident (intern) by phone or virtually. Once the match has been completed, an in person visit, prior to the beginning of their residency,may be arranged but is not mandatory or expected.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: In the last five years, we have matched with the following programs: University of Maine, Guelph University, University of Victoria, Dalhousie University, University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University,University of Palo Alto/ Stanford University, Ryerson University
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: Yes
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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 150
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
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 see our website for details regarding the on-line APPI. Preference given to Canadian applicants, all else being equal, but U.S. citizens who would qualify for a work/student visa will be considered.
Program Description

The mission of our internship is to provide exceptional clinical, ethical and professional training to enable interns to become highly competent, caring clinical psychologists able to function in complex, interdisciplinary healthcare settings. You will receive training in  psychological assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of children and youth with a wide range of acute and chronic medical and mental health conditions. This includes dealing with problems such as coping with pain and loss, adjusting to physical or mental disability and/or handicap, dealing with the stress of illness and injury, and understanding how medical conditions affect mental health.  While the resident will be at the Children's Hospital site for the majority of the time, there may be opportunities for a rotation at the Sunny Hill site.  Children's and Sunny Hill are both part of Children's & Women's Health Centre for British Columbia.  BCCH is a tertiary care facility and the main referral centre for children from birth to 19 with complex medical problems from throughout BC and the Yukon.  As a Psychology Department, we have pursued an integrated mix of clinical services, training and teaching, research, and community partnerships.  We offer a wide range of diagnostic services and consultations with care teams in the hospital and community. We provide short-term therapeutic interventions and longer term psychotherapy. We conduct regular seminars on difficult ethical and patient related issues and attend a wide range of rounds and presentations available in the hospital. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children is a major provincial resource providing specialized services to children with developmental disabilities and/or rehabilitative needs.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: www.bcchildrens.ca/our-services/hospital-services/psychology  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: 50 50 55 50 56
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 16 16 16 19
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 15 16 15 20 12
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 45 35 45 40 30
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 0 0 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 1 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: 2 0 1 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 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 1 1
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