Chuck Jung Associates offers unpaid practicum positions in rehabilitation/clinical psychology for doctoral graduate students.

Practicum Description:

We offer two practicum positions, based in our Burnaby and Vancouver offices. The practicums are a core component of our pro-bono counselling services offered to out-patient clients adjusting to traumatic brain injury (TBI). The services are offered to individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injury (ranging from from mild to severe) resulting from surgical complications, aneurisms, motor vehicle accidents, or other factors. Clients typically present with conditions such as depression, anxiety, impulse control, trauma, relationship difficulties, and adjustment to chronic pain. These openings are rehabilitation/treatment practicums, neuropsychological assessments are not conducted as part of the training.

The practicums will involve a minimum of 12 hrs per week, with 4 to 6 hrs of client contact time per week. There will be 1 to 2 hrs of supervision per week. The positions are for 12 months.

Each practicum student will receive weekly supervision by Drs. Chuck Jung, Iris Sharir, and Laura Klubben.

Practicum Goals:

By the end of the practicum, the students will be able to:

1. Assess treatment needs for clients who have psychological conditions (i.e., depression, anxiety, poor impulse control, etc.) arising from traumatic brain injury

2. Provide brief and comprehensive assessment reports

3. Utilize empirically validated treatment modalities for brain injury survivors

4. To provide and establish effective consultation relationships with referral sources, as well as to liaise with variety of stakeholders (e.g., rehabilitations specialists, occupational therapists, etc.) in the rehabilitation community

5. Provide psychoeducational workshops for brain injury support groups across the Lower Mainland.

This is an opportunity to develop an assessment and intervention skill set in the burgeoning specialty of rehabilitation services in the community. Learn from a highly supportive environment, mentored by senior psychologists. Students will also be provided the opportunity to attend in-house workshops, and will be funded to attend select conferences.

Eligibility and application process:

Applications should be doctoral students in counselling or clinical psychology. Background in rehabilitation psychology would be beneficial, but not essential as extensive supervision would be provided. Applicants should have solid experience in empirically validated treatment modalities.

Applicants can send their application by email ( or fax (604-874-6424). The application should include:

1) Cover letter with background information and training goals

2) Curriculum Vitae

3) Recent transcript (unofficial transcript accepted)