Counselling practicum and internship training

Masters practicum program

UBC Counselling Services offers practicum placements to students in graduate counsellor training programs. There are 5 new practicum positions for the upcoming training year, with one of these roles designated for an Indigenous student who will be supported by our Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing team during their practicum placement. The practicum is a high-quality, personalized training experience in an open, collegial atmosphere that promotes self-exploration and growth.

Read the practicum brochure (pdf) for more information.

Eligibility requirements

Practicum applicants must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You must be enrolled in a master’s counsellor training program.
  • You must have completed your counselling theory and counselling skills training courses. Previous clinic or practicum experience is preferred.
  • You must have approval from your program supervisor to apply.

How to apply

Prepare and submit all required application materials. Review the practicum brochure (pdf) for the list of application materials required and detailed application instructions.

You can submit your application materials by email to the Practicum Coordinator at Counselling Services, Dr. Kirk Beck, at

If you are an Indigenous student applying for the Indigenous student practicum stream, please submit your application and any questions to Dr. Kirk Beck, at

Application timeline

The application deadline each year is February 15. All applications will be reviewed by the Practicum Selection Committee. Selected candidates will be invited for a virtual interview.  The selection process will end once all 4 practicum positions are filled.

Pre-doctoral internships

UBC Counselling Services offers 4 internship positions to doctoral students registered in Counselling Psychology and Clinical Psychology. This program provides advanced clinical training and supervision in a multifaceted university counselling context.

You can review the following for more information:

Internship responsibilities and training

Interns provide individual and group counselling to a diverse student population across a broad range of mental health and well-being concerns. 

If you intern for this program, you will receive clinical training in assessment and conceptualization, crisis intervention, treatment planning, intervention, and working within the universities collaborative stepped care model. You will receive 4 hours per week of individual supervision by registered psychologists and provide supervision to master’s level trainees. 

Over the course of the training year, you will complete a minimum of 1,800 hours of supervised work experience. You will receive training and clinical experiences in providing telehealth appointments. There is also an opportunity to work from home on Thursdays. Opportunities to work with student athletes are available for applicants with training in sport psychology.

The pre-doctoral internship program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association for the Accreditation Term 2017/18 – 2022/23.

The Association is located at Suite 702, 141 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON (K1P 5J3). Contact the association at 1 888 472 0657.

How to apply

To apply, submit a completed APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (AAPI). UBC Counselling Services is participating in the APPIC Internship Matching Program and the NMS Code Number is 1840. Applicants can also find the program by entering any of: "UBC", "UBC Counselling Services", "British Columbia", or "BC".

For more details about the application, read the pre-doctoral internship brochure (pdf).

Application timeline

Apply by November 1. The AAPI Admissions portal closes automatically at midnight EST.

If you have any questions