Pre-doctoral Internships and Practicum Placements in Counselling

Health & Counselling at Simon Fraser University offers pre-doctoral internships and practicum training opportunities in counselling. See below for program details and contact information. 

Pre-doctoral Internship in Counselling (Sept - Aug)

There are two full-time paid pre-doctoral internships available for the 2020/2021 academic year. The placement typically begins at the start of September and ends August 31 the following year.

The goal of the program is to provide interns with an opportunity to experience a diverse and comprehensive set of learning and professional activities to enhance their counselling knowledge and skills in preparation for independent practice and registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.

Application deadline: November 2, 2020

Download the Information Package:

Summary of Doctoral Training & Preparation for Internship:

PLEASE NOTE: Applications should be sent via email to Reference letters should be sent by the reference writers via email to Mock demonstration videos should be sent via mail on a USB drive. 

Our mailing address:

Attention: Administrative Assistant

Health and Counselling Services 
Simon Fraser University 
MBC 0164, 8888 University Drive 
Burnaby BC  V5A 1S6

For more information contact:

Dr. Kirby Huminuik, R.Psych.
Director of Pre-Doctoral Internship
Phone: 778-782-5200

SFU's Pre-Doctoral Internship Program was featured in the following publications:

List of Pre-doctoral Interns and Post-docs at SFU Health & Counselling Services


  • Ayumi Sasaki (University of British Columbia)
  • Irina Vartan Della Rossa (University of British Columbia)
  • Shereen Khan, Ph.D


  • Liliana Cortez (University of British Columbia)
  • Sean Heaslip (University of British Columbia)


  • Kevin Lutz (University of British Columbia)
  • E. Sarah Becker (University of British Columbia)


  • Karen Ross (University of Calgary)
  • Ada Law (University of British Columbia)


  • Jessie Wall (University of British Columbia)
  • Dave Munro (University of British Columbia)


  • Becky Stewart (University of British Columbia)
  • Lynn DuMerton (University of British Columbia)


  • Erin King-Brown, Ph.D., R.Psych. (University of Toronto)
  • Patricia Nitkin, Ph.D. (Post-Doc – University of British Columbia)


  • Patricia Nitkin, Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)
  • Enzula Tavormina (University of British Columbia)


  • Emily Koert, Ph.D., R.Psych. (University of British Columbia)


  • Rosa Wu, Ph.D., R.Psych. (University of Toronto)


  • Kasim Al-Mashat, Ph.D., R.Psych. (University of British Columbia)


  • Jessica Tarzwell
  • Douglas Ozier, Ph.D., R.Psych. (University of Alberta)


  • Fred Crawford (University of British Columbia)
  • Dorothy Griesl


  • Maria Iaquinta, Ph.D., R.Psych. (University of British Columbia)


  • Lee Butterfield, Ph.D., R.Psych. (University of British Columbia)


  • Paul Whitehead, Ph.D., R. Psych. (University of British Columbia)

Counselling Practicum Placements

Part-time, unpaid practicum opportunities available to Masters level students in counselling and clinical psychology programs. The experience is designed to enable students to further develop their counselling skills, interests, and professional identities working with an integrated team of counselling, medical, and health promotion professionals.

Download the Information Package:

Practicum Options:

  • Summer Practicum Program
    Mid-April - Mid-September 2021
    A five month commitment
    4 days per week
    Caseload: 12-16 clients hours per week

  • Fall/Spring Practicum Program
    September 2021 – April 2022
    An eight-month commitment
    2.5 days per week
    Caseload: 8-10 client hours per week

For more information contact:

Les Reimer MA RCC
Tel: 778.782.3073