Currently hosted by the Psychoeducational Research & Training Centre
Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
Pre-Doctoral and Master’s Internship Programs
Internship Programs are available at both the Pre-Doctoral and Master’s levels of professional preparation and share a commitment to supporting interns in navigating the critical continuum from knowledgeable students to autonomous school psychology practitioners. Core components of the programs are:
- dynamic placements and rotations,
- guided activities to meet expectations across a comprehensive range of competencies,
- supervision by highly qualified and experienced professional psychologists, and
- monthly theme-focused professional development sessions.
Pre-doctoral intern placements are in a variety of settings ranging from a university disability centre, to mental health centres, schools, and assessment clinics in the lower mainland. Intern competencies are evaluated across 17 goal areas including assessment, prevention & intervention, consultation, research & program evaluation, teaching,and systems change.
Applications for pre-doctoral internships take place through the APPIC Match process as described in the BCSPIP Pre-Doctoral Internship Handbook.
Master’s intern placements are largely school-based and focus on delivery of service related to the learning needs of students (primary grades to post-secondary) and the educational systems which serve them. Activities include assessment; prevention; intervention; and consultation at individual student, classroom, and school-wide levels. More information available in the BCSPIP Master’s Handbook.
Priority for master’s internships is given to students enrolled in the UBC school psychology academic training program.
The Internship Programs host a series of professional development sessions (14–16 across the academic year) that provide didactic training as well as group supervision activities. They are attended by both pre-doctoral and master’s interns as well as their supervisors.
Training and Support for Supervisors
Supervisors engage in group activities aimed at supporting new supervisors and enhancing the work of experienced supervisors.
Engagement of Site-Based Administrators/Coordinators
Persons responsible for field placements of interns are a part of the internship team and are included in planning and evaluation activities.
Internship Program Documents
- BC School Psychology Internship Program Pre-Doctoral Internship Handbook
- BC School Psychology Internship Program Master’s Internship Handbook
For more information please contact the Director of Training, Barbara Holmes.