We serve as a training centre of excellence for graduate students studying clinical psychology at UBC Okanagan. Student clinicians are always supervised and advised by registered clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists during all treatments.
In doing so, we provide evidence-based, high-quality, and well-supervised clinical psychology services to UBC Okanagan faculty, staff, students, and the broader Okanagan community, at a much lower cost.
We plan to continue to expand the scope of services the clinic provides, serving a greater role in this vital public health initiative.
The Psychology Clinic provides low-cost access to psychology services in a wide range of areas. We will continue to add to our services as our clinician expertise expands. Presently, our services include:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Healthy Weight Program
- Learning Disability and Psychoeducational Assessment
- Neuropsychological Assessment
- Obsessive-compulsive Issues
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Substance Use
- Thrive Thursdays Walk-In Wellness Clinic (free clinic, accessible without an appointment)
Please note, our clinic is not able to offer crisis or emergency services.
Who Can Access Our Services
At our core, we are a community clinic, committed to both our campus and our wider Okanagan community. Our clinic is open to:
- Faculty, staff, students at UBC Okanagan
- The general public
- Self-referrals or third-party referrals
Eligibility and fees for each service are determined by a variety of factors. These will be discussed individually with each client or referral source.
WALK-IN WELLNESS CLINIC – FREE
Housed within the Psychology Clinic, the Walk-In Wellness Clinic is a barrier-free mental health clinic, accessible without an appointment to all students, staff, faculty and community members at no cost on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
PROBLEMATIC SUBSTANCE USE CLINIC
The Problematic Substance Use Clinic is a low-barrier outpatient treatment service for individuals seeking help to reduce harm associated with their use of alcohol or other substances.
Frequently Asked Questions
An assessment appointment typically involves a client meeting with a clinician to complete a clinical interview and several evidence-based cognitive and/or emotional and personality tests.
The information gathered from the series of tests, as well as the clinical interview and review of any accompanying documentation, will inform the clinician(s) in providing a diagnosis (as may be applicable), and to also help identify appropriate treatment recommendations for the client.
Typically, there is an intake appointment, in which the clinician reviews the client’s history and reasons for seeking treatment. In addition, the client and his/her clinician establish treatment goals for what the client may aspire to achieve over the course of treatment/therapy, as well as a general timeline for reaching those goals.
A psychologist studies how we think, feel and behave from a scientific viewpoint and applies this knowledge to help people understand, explain and change their behaviour.
To become a psychologist in British Columbia, an individual completes a PhD degree program in clinical psychology which includes rigorous academic coursework, research, and comprehensive practical training, as well as participates in additional post-doctoral training and examinations in order to be eligible for licensing.
One must be provincially or territorially licensed to use the title psychologist. In British Columbia, the practice of psychology is regulated and monitored by the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.
At UBC Okanagan, our clinical psychology graduate program is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association, and the curriculum is designed to provide our PhD graduates with the necessary academic preparation to be eligible for licensing as a psychologist in BC.
Clinical psychology is the psychological specialty that provides continuing and comprehensive mental and behavioural health care for individuals and families; consultation to agencies and communities; training, education and supervision; and research-based practice. Clinical psychology encompasses all ages, multiple diversities and varied systems.
To inquire about our services, please contact us by telephone or email.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (and some evenings)
Phone: 250.807.8241 (voicemail is available after hours)
Please note, our Clinic is not able to offer crisis or emergency services.