blamblam

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My partner is applying for a job in Vancouver. If I do postdoc in Canada would the hours count toward licensure in the US? I know this may vary by state but I was hoping to find some sort of general guidelines or hear some anecdotes.

Also, any suggestions for post-docs in or around Vancouver would be much appreciated! I'm on internship at a university counseling center and have VA experience. Hoping to start my career in a UCC and transition into private practice.

Many thanks!
 

MamaPhD

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My partner is applying for a job in Vancouver. If I do postdoc in Canada would the hours count toward licensure in the US? I know this may vary by state but I was hoping to find some sort of general guidelines or hear some anecdotes.

Also, any suggestions for post-docs in or around Vancouver would be much appreciated! I'm on internship at a university counseling center and have VA experience. Hoping to start my career in a UCC and transition into private practice.

Many thanks!
Good question. You'll need to check the licensure requirements state by state.

Obviously, one place to look for a postdoc would be UBC's counseling center. You might also check out Vancouver Coastal Health.
 

AcronymAllergy

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Agreed--you'll want to check with the individual state board. Some, for example, require that you be supervised by a psychologist licensed in that specific state.
 

madeincanada

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As above, it is state (or province) dependent.

It can be difficult for someone who trained in the US to go to Canada and get licensed, so it is a bidirectional PITA.