Program Information: Child and Youth Mental Health Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1847
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: South Island Pre-Doctoral Residency Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
Department: Child and Youth Mental Health Services
Address: 201-4478 West Saanich Rd.
Victoria, British Columbia V8Z3E9
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 1-10 kms from downtown Victoria, BC
Phone: 250-952-5073
Fax: 250-952-4546
Email: Laurel.Townsend@gov.bc.ca
Web Address: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/careers/for-job-seekers/current-bc-government-job-postings/internships/s_island_res_prgm_description.pdf
Brochure Website's Address: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/careers/for-job-seekers/current-bc-government-job-postings/internships/s_island_res_prgm_brochure.pdf#:~:text=It%20is%20situated%20on%20the%20southern%20tip%20of,September%20if%20the%20first%20falls%20on%20a%20weekend
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Laurel Townsend R.Psych.
Chief Psychologist: Laurel Townsend R.Psych.
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: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 43400
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 21700
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Professional Development Time,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 6% of salary added to pay to cover sick leave and vacation time.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Residents carry a caseload of child and adolescent clients for the purposes of assessment, intervention (individual/group), consultation, and family work.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/01/2021 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: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

January 2022 interviews will be conducted via video platforms. We anticipate offering up to 20 interviews of 60 minutes duration with a panel of three interviewers. These will be conducted between January 4 and 31, 2022. Interviewees will also meet with the current residents through a one hour video session. Requests for meetings with additional supervisors or staff will be arranged on an as requested basis.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: U of Toronto, Dalhousie U, York U, U of Alberta, U of Calgary, UBC, McGill U, Simon Fraser U and U of Hartford.
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: Yes
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: 300
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 Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: NA
Other Requirements: NA
Program Description

The South Island Pre-Doctoral Residency Program provides residents with the opportunity for in-depth training in child and youth mental health through active clinical work, intensive supervision, small group seminars and consultations, follow through of clients during their in-patient treatment, and interaction with other health professionals.  The focus is on developing the resident’s clinical skills in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment implementation.  Residents also provide consultation to other service providers both on our team and in the community.  Clients at our centres are typically referred by their parents and guardians, teachers and school counselors, family physicians, pediatricians, social workers and hospital staff.  Residents will be exposed to a broad range of child and youth mental health issues and problems, ranging from adjustment disorders to early onset psychosis.  These conditions will be considered in the context of the biopsychosocial model and from a developmental perspective.  Residents work with different supervisors and are exposed to a variety of assessment and treatment approaches during their clinical work.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
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: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/careers/for-job-seekers/current-bc-government-job-postings/internships/s_island_res_prgm_description.pdf  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: 26 58
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 10 16 28
Total number of interns: 2 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 3 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 1
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 17 14
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 31 21
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 2 1 2
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 2 2 2
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: 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 1 1 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