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Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Psychology – Sunny Hill Health Centre, BC Children’s Hospital


Reporting to the Head of Psychology, the Director of Training and Program Manager/Director (if applicable) and in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards of practice and guidelines, the Pre-Doctoral Fellow provides psychological services under supervision by Registered Psychologists on staff to assigned patients/clients with a variety of medical, developmental, behavioural, psychiatric and other problems. Contributes to departmental and organizational mandates and goals related to C&W’s role as an academic health centre.


The Psychology Pre-Doctoral Fellow position is an advanced clinical training position. The emphasis of the pre- doctoral fellowship position is on continued learning and training in a subspecialty area of service delivery or clinical population. Clinical service delivery is planned and provided in the context of the advanced learning and training goals of the pre-doctoral fellow under the direct supervision of the Primary and, if applicable, Secondary clinical supervisors. Supervision is provided in a developmental framework.



In this role, you will: 

  • Plan and organize the provision of therapeutic, assessment, consultation, and/or teaching services for specified programs or patient group(s), that align with the Pre-Doctoral Fellow’s advanced clinical training goals. This will be done in consultation and coordination with the Head and/or Associate Head of Psychology and/or Director of Training and the Program or Clinic Manager/Director (if applicable) the Pre-Doctoral Fellow.
  • Develop a specific training plan, with measurable outcomes and time frames to work towards training competencies. This will be done in collaboration with the primary and/or site specific psychology supervisors and Program/Clinic Manager/Director (if applicable).
  • Deliver a comprehensive range of psycho-diagnostic assessments and treatment services such as cognitive, educational and social/emotional evaluations and psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual or group therapy, behaviour management, play psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, parent groups (under supervision).
  • Document assessments, treatment plans and outcomes, under the co-signature of a supervising Psychologist.


You hold:

  • Training experience at the doctoral level in women’s, children and/or adolescent clinical and/or developmental psychology, pediatric neuropsychology, or a closely related area.
  • All requirements for the doctoral degree in must be completed with the exception of the doctoral dissertation.
  • Completed CPA or APA accreditation in pre-doctoral residency (or equivalent).


You have:

  • The ability to communicate and present ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • The ability to carry out duties in a timely fashion.
  • The ability to establish priorities, develop/implement short-term and long-term objectives. Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • The ability to teach and provide instruction.
  • Proficiency in computer skills related to report writing and to recording and managing data.



If this sounds like you, apply now! 



About Us


BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH.


Both BCCH and SHHC are part of Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.


  • 85667
  • Temporary, Part-Time (0.60 FTE until August 2020)
  • Wednesday to Friday, 08:30 – 16:30
  • 3644 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 3H4



Labor Agreement
Requisition #85667-2328259
Work Site
Job TypeTemporary, Part-Time
Temporary DurationUntil return of incumbent
Hours of Work0830-1630
Work DaysWednesday to Friday
Expiry Date15-Nov-2019

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