Program Information: ABLE Developmental Clinic

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1865
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: British Columbia School and Applied Psychology Internship Program
Department: ABLE Developmental Clinic
Address: ABLE Developmental Clinic
Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN)
3688 Cessna Dr.
Richmond, British Columbia V7B 1C7
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Vancouver (Surrey, Burnaby)
Distance from Major City: NA
Phone: 604-803-0550x
Fax:
Email: twormeli@telus.net
Web Address: https://Pacificautismfamily.com/bcsap-ip/
Brochure Website's Address: https://Pacificautismfamily.com/bcsap-ip/
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Ted Wormeli
Chief Psychologist: Rachel Weber
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns have access to all benefits available to employees at each agency.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns typically work from 9 AM until 5 PM in their respective placements four days/week. This time should include, on average, 3-4 client contact hours each day. On the 5th day of each week, interns attend monthly group supervision and didactic instruction or spend time in support activities (report writing or other documentation). for their respective placements.
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: 12/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/08/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

We follow the universal two-step process outlined by the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs. This includes a universal notification date for interviews on the first Friday of December and booking interviews on the following Monday. Interviews will be scheduled during dates for Western Canada (see https://www.ccppp.ca/ for more information). Interviews are held online and include individual meetings with each applicant. Applicants will also have access to site coordinators, supervisors, and current interns on the interview day. 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of British Columbia School and Applied Child Psychology (SACP) Program; University of Alberta School and Clinical Child Psychology (SCCP) Program; University of Calgary Educational Psychology Program; University of British Columbia Counselling Psychology (CNPS) Program; University of New Brunswick Clinical Psychology Program; University of Oregon Special Education and Clinical Science Program (School); Fielding Graduate University Clinical Psychology Program;
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: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
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:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The BC School and Applied Psychology Internship Program is a consortium program located in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia. The Internship program is currently affiliated with school district, post-secondary, and service agencies in this community. Rotations provide access to diverse training opportunities in the provision of services to a broad range of child, youth, and adult clients with significant educational and psychological needs. Individualized internship plans allow each intern to meet all of the goals, objectives, and activities required by the Internship Program over the course of the internship year. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: 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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
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://Pacificautismfamily.com/bcsap-ip/   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: 12 13 11
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 12 13 9
Total number of interns: 4 2 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 2 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 2 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 3 0 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 42
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 0 4 2
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 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 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