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British Columbia School and Applied Psychology

(BCSAP) Consortium Internship Program

Hosted by ABLE Developmental Clinic at the Pacific Autism Family Network


For information about BCSAP 2022-2023 Doctoral internship Applications see the BCSAP Brochure here

For information about BCSAP   internship consortium policies and procedures see the BCSAP Handbook here

APPIC Applications will be accepted for 2022 – 2023 placements with BCSAP Doctoral Internship Program (APPIC #1865).

Currently, the Internship Program consists of a single track: School – Community Clinic.  Five internship positions are offered; a typical position involves a half week (2.25 days) in a school rotation and a half week in a private, full service community clinic rotation.

Doctoral Internship Programs

This Internship Program is at the Doctoral level of professional preparation and has a commitment to supporting interns in navigating the critical continuum from knowledgeable student to autonomous psychology practitioner. Core components of the program 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
  • frequent theme-focused professional development sessions.

Professional Development

The Internship Programs support a Community of Practice model of professional development by providing didactic training as well as group supervision activities. The Doctoral Internship program includes a series of meetings, workshops and group supervision sessions.

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

We are currently only able to accept applicants from universities in Canada or from individuals with permanent residency in Canada. Doctoral students who may apply for placement with the Internship Program are enrolled in an CPA or APA accredited doctoral training program, or a program with equivalent academic and practicum preparation. To be eligible to begin the internship, students must have:

  • successfully completed all required academic coursework and practicum experiences in their training program prior to submission of the application,
  • passed comprehensive examinations,
  • gained approval of their doctoral dissertation proposal, and
  • demonstrated an understanding of, and commitment to uphold, the ethical principles of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC).


Qualified doctoral students interested in seeking placement through the Internship Program are required to participate in the APPIC Match. Applicants submit an online APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI). Information regarding the application process and relevant dates is available on the APPIC website. The BCSAP due date for Phase II applications is 11:00AM Eastern Time, December 1, 2021.


For more information, please contact the current BCSAP Director of Training, Dr. Ted Wormeli, at twormeli@ableclinic.ca.