Learn about the Psychology Residency at Vancouver Coastal Health.

Our Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Residency program provides broad-based training in clinical psychology with a strong scientist-practitioner orientation.

Direct Clinical Services

Residents work within three large teaching hospitals (Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital, and St. Paul’s Hospital) and in a rehabilitation centre (GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre) and in the community.

As of October 22, 2021, all Vancouver Coastal Health employees, including psychology residents will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a term of employment. 

Program Details

The program begins September 1st and runs for 12 months through to August 31. By the completion of your residency, you are expected to attain a level of competence equivalent to an entry-level Ph.D. clinical psychologist.

Supervising Psychologists

Many psychologists within the hospitals also have appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry or Psychology, University of British Columbia and/or the Department of Psychology at Simon Fraser University.

Members of the department have active research programs and teaching responsibilities within the hospital, the medical school and the university at large. Hospital psychologists work closely with physicians and other health professionals in psychiatry, neurology, medicine, surgery and geriatric medicine. They also work with research colleagues in both the Faculty of Medicine and Department of Psychology at UBC, as well as the Mental Health Law and Policy Institute at Simon Fraser University.


You will receive a yearly stipend competitive with other programs, basic health care insurance, a UBC library card and access to computer facilities. Some continuing education funds are also provided during the training year.


This residency site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency application.

Contact Info

Dr. Amanda LaMarre, PhD, R. Psych
Coordinator, VCH Psychology Residency Program

Vancouver General Hospital – Heather Pavilion
2733 Heather Street
Floor C – Room C164
Vancouver, BC  V5Z 3J5

Telephone: 236-983-1466

Accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association

Canadian Psychological Association
141 Laurier Street – Suite 702
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1P 5J3

Telephone: 1-888-472-0657
E-mail: ;

Information on accreditation by the Canadian Psychological Association is available by contacting the following office:

Stewart Madon, Ph.D., C. Psych.,
Registrar of Accreditation Canadian Psychological Association
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, ON K1P 5J3

Phone: 613-237-2144 or 1-888-472-0657
Extension 333 (Registrar) or
Extension 334 (Christine McPherson, Accreditation Assistant)
Fax: 613-237-1674

Predoctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology: Clinical Psychology Residency – 2024/2025