UBC Okanagan Psychological Support Services

The clinical psychology graduate program at UBC’s Okanagan campus offers psychological services provided by graduate student clinicians who are closely supervised by a registered psychologist. The primary aim of this service is to help patients develop the skills they need to live a rich and meaningful life, despite the challenges of living with chronic pain. Interventions are grounded in cutting-edge research and include cognitive behavioural therapy, and mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies.

This service specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, and difficulties with pain self-management. Treatment is administered in individual or group formats. Individual therapy consists of an initial intake and 10-12 sessions of one-on-one support that can be delivered in-person or via video-conferencing. Group therapy options are listed below and are provided via video-conferencing. Services are on a sliding fee scale based on income, with the exception of Making Sense of Pain, which is free.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Mood & Chronic Pain (8 weeks)
BEST FOR: Patients struggling with depression, anxiety, and difficulty managing pain.
START DATES: Oct 2022 and February 2023

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (6 weeks)
BEST FOR: Patients struggling with insomnia who want to increase their sleep quality and duration
START DATE: February 2023

Making Sense of Pain – Pain Self-Management (10 weeks)
ONLY FOR: Patients who experience marginalization and/or face barriers to accessing care, including financial hardship. Focuses on pain education and supported self-management.
START DATES: Late September 2022 and February 2023

Interested patients are welcome to contact the clinic directly via email at ipc.ok@ubc.ca or by calling 250.807.8241. Please indicate that you are looking for chronic pain support as well as which service(s) you are interested in.

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