The CPC's mandate encompasses three main activities: provision of psychological services to clients in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, training and education of graduate clinical psychology students, and psychological research.
The CPC offers a wide range of services in the greater Vancouver region, providing assessment and psychological treatment for individual adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families as well as group therapy. Services are provided by Masters or Doctoral level graduate students in the Clinical Psychology Program. Students are supervised in every aspect of their work by clinical faculty or community-based clinical associates of the CPC.
The CPC offers high quality training for graduate students in the provision of psychological services. Graduate students serve as clinical interns at the CPC and are supervised by faculty in the Clinical Psychology Program or by community-based clinical associates of the CPC, who are typically Registered Psychologists. CPC clinical staff and associates are guided by and act in accordance with the Code of Conduct of the College of Psychologists of BC and all relevant legislation. In addition to a commitment to clinical training through supervision, the CPC sponsors training workshops and conferences on topics of interest to students and the greater mental health community.
In accordance with the scientist-practitioner model of the SFU clinical psychology program, the CPC supports research on various psychological processes. Research proposals are submitted to the CPC by faculty or graduate students and are reviewed by the Director of the CPC as well as the University Ethics Committee. A client's decision whether or not to participate in a particular research project at the CPC does not affect or disrupt the Clinic's provision of psychological services to that client. Many clients participate in research as a way of making a valuable contribution to the advancement of knowledge about psychological issues.
Clinical Psychology Centre
Simon Fraser University
Saywell Hall (SWH) 9044
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Intake Line: 778-782-4720