BC Children’s Hospital offers psychology internships and post-docs focusing on pediatric and health care psychology. The location of these internships is Vancouver, BC.
Psychologists in health care settings face exciting challenges and demands. They carry out a full range of sophisticated diagnostic activities and provide therapeutic intervention for a variety of psychological and emotional needs. They develop and implement management strategies for patients with a wide range of behavioural symptom-management problems. They are in a position to educate and collaborate with other professionals in the hospital and in the community. In other words, the health care psychologist is a trained professional working in a complex interdisciplinary health care setting.
Pre-Doctoral Residency Program
In the internship, 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 family dynamics.
The Residency/Internship program at British Columbia's Children's Hospital was reaccredited in 2012, for six years, with the next site visit expected to occur within the 2017/2018 academic year.
The CPA Accreditation Office:
Canadian Psychological Association
141 Laurier Avenue., Ouest/West, #702
Tel: 613-237-2144 X333, 1-800-472-0657 ext.33 (Toll Free in Canada)
The application deadline is November 15. For more information, please see the:
Clinical Psychology Residency Program Brochure for the 2016-2017 Residency Year
Some years, the Psychology Department has funding available for Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions.
There are currently no open fellowship positions. Any open positions will be posted on this website as they become available.
- PhD in Clinical Psychology or a related field.
- Completion of a CPA- or APA-accredited graduate training program.
- Completion of a CPA- or APA-accredited doctoral internship or residency.
- Broad experience in assessment and therapy with children, adolescents, and families.
- Solid clinical research skills, including graduate level coursework in statistical analysis and research design.
There are currently no open post-doctoral fellowship positions