Program Information: Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1881
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Provisional Membership
Site: Fraser Health Authority
Department: Psychiatry
Address: Mental Health & Substance Use Wellness Centre
Royal Columbian Hospital
330 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 3W7
Country: Canada
Metro Area: Vancouver (Surrey, Burnaby)
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 11 miles east of Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-520-4662
Fax: 604-520-4871
Email: amanda.lamarre@fraserhealth.ca
Web Address: https://careers.fraserhealth.ca/mhsu/#psychologyresidency
Brochure Website's Address: https://careers.fraserhealth.ca/getattachment/MHSU/Strips/Psych-Residency/Brochure/Fraser-Health-Residency-Program-Brochure-FINAL-(08042021).pdf.aspx?lang=en-US
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Amanda LaMarre
Chief Psychologist: Dave Erickson
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 42250
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $3,000 (Cdn) Travel/Education Fund; 5 days Professional Development/Education Leave; 15 Days Vacation; Basic Medical Insurance (following residency in province of British Columbia for 3 months)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Residents complete four days of clinical training each week. On clinical training days, residents typically start with patient rounds and then move on to direct service with clients in either assessment or intervention. Supervision will also occur daily (minimum 1 hour), with time also allotted for indirect service work such as writing case notes, test scoring and report writing. One day per week is dedicated to didactics, research and program development.
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, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

In compliance with recommendations from both Canadian Psychological Association and the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs, interviews will exclusively be held via videoconference, even for local applicants. Applicants will have the opportunity to meet with the Training Director, two or more supervisors and at least one current resident. Requests to meet with specific supervisors are welcome, but will be at the discretion of the individual supervisor.

Interview notification will be conducted in accordance with the voluntary 2-step interview notification and booking system recommended by the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs.

Friday, December 3, 2021 – Universal NOTIFICATION Date. All applicants applying at Canadian residency sites will be informed of their interview status on this day, but no interviews booked until the following Monday.

Monday, December 6, 2021 – Universal RESPONSE/BOOKING date. This is the date applicants can begin contacting sites who have offered them interviews. Specifically, that means students can start booking their interviews with their residency sites at 11:00 am EST.

Interviews will take place between January 3rd and 17th, 2022.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of British Columbia; University of Calgary; Adler 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: No
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: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited 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:
Program Description

The Fraser Health Clinical Psychology Residency Program offers two full-time residency positions primarily focused towards Adult Mental Health issues. Several Fraser Health sites facilitate the residency experience, including Royal Columbian Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, and community clinics located in Surrey and Burnaby, BC. Selection of training rotations is based upon the availability of a rotation in any given year, as well as the resident’s stated learning and career goals. Training primarily focuses on empirically-supported psychological assessment and treatment approaches for acutely and/or chronically psychiatrically ill patients in both community and hospital-based settings. However, new to 2022-2023, a number of rotations in Health Psychology will also be offered, including Cardiac Surgery and Primary Care – Preventative Medicine. In addition to clinical training, residents will attend didactic seminars and other educational opportunities, as well as engage in a novel program development and/or evaluation project during their residency year.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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://careers.fraserhealth.ca/mhsu/#psychologyresidency  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: 16
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5
Total number of interns: 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
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 1
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