Clinical Program

Clinical Training
Students in the graduate program in Clinical Psychology complete a minimum of 900 hours of supervised practical experience consisting of a 600 hour four month internship in Clinical Psychology (Psyc 876) and a minimum of two additional 150 hour Practica in Clinical Psychology (Psyc 870-875) prior to the full-year Pre-doctoral Residency in Clinical Psychology (Psyc 880AB). No more than 600 hours of the required supervised clinical experience can be undertaken for academic credit by students enrolled in the M.A. program in Clinical Psychology. For the full-year pre-doctoral residency, students are expected to apply to CPA accredited sites or equivalent and to go through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) matching process (www.appic.org).Students will receive at least 300 hours of direct contact with clients prior to the pre-doctoral residency and at least 150 hours of supervision.

Our Graduates

Graduates from our program have been highly successful in obtaining employment in clinical settings (e.g., hospitals, mental health clinics) and research settings (e.g., universities). All of our doctoral clinical program graduates have been successful in becoming registered, licensed or certified (or, in the case of very recent graduates, are in the process of becoming registered, licensed or certified) as psychologists in the jurisdiction of their choice.

Clinical Degree Programs
The degree programs in Clinical Psychology offered in the Department are based on a scientist-practitioner model of training and emphasise clinical, research, and professional skill development.

The M.A. program in Clinical Psychology is intended to provide students with a solid grasp of basic academic and practical skills. The Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology builds upon the M.A. program and provides an opportunity for advanced research, study, and clinical skills acquisition. In line with the current emphasis of many programs and jurisdictions in North America with respect to academic training and credentialing in Psychology, students pursuing graduate education and training in Clinical Psychology are strongly encouraged to do so at the doctoral level. As such, all students completing the M.A. are expected to apply to the Ph.D. program. Students who are enrolled in our clinical program are expected to maintain full-time student status.

The Department's doctoral program in Clinical Psychology is fully accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. The next accreditation site visit is planned for the 2021-2022 academic year.

For information on the Clinical Psychology program, consult the following documents: