Psychological Clinical Science

Psychological Clinical Science: Introduction

Faculty Affiliation

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)

Degree Programs

Counselling and Clinical Psychology

MA and PhD

  • Fields:
    • Clinical Psychology — offered by the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science, UTSC;
    • Clinical and Counselling Psychology — offered by the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education [OISE], St. George campus

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Overview

The Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science (UTSC) and the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (OISE) offer a graduate program in Counselling and Clinical Psychology leading to the MA and PhD degrees.

Contact and Address

Web: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/psych/clinical-psychology
Email: clinical-psych@utsc.utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 287-7131

Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Science Wing, Room SW427G
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4
Canada

Psychological Clinical Science: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Bagby, Michael - BA, MA, PhD
Best, Michael William - BA, MASc, PhD
Goghari, Vina - BA, MA, PhD
Ruocco, Anthony Charles - BS, MSc, PhD
Segal, Zindel - BA, MA, PhD
Uliaszek, Amanda Ann - BA, MA, PhD (Program Coordinator)
Zakzanis, Konstantine - BA, MA, PhD

Associate Members

Agid, Ofer - MD
Andersen, Judith - BSc, MA, PhD
Black, Sandra - BSc, MD
Bury, Alison - PhD
Carlson, Erika Nicole - BS, MA, MA, PhD
Cooper, Andrew Astley - BSc, MA, PhD
Cunningham, William - BA, MPH, MS, MA, PhD
Dere, Jessica - BA, MPsy, PhD
Edelstein, Kim - PhD
Erb, Suzanne - BSc, MA, PhD
Farb, Norman - BA, MA, PhD
Fitzgerald, Nicola - BASc, AM, PhD
Fournier, Marc - BA, PhD
Foussias, George - BSc, MSc, DrMed, PhD
Fuss, Samantha - BA, MA, PhD
Goldstein, Benjamin - MD
Green, Robin - PhD
Hendershot, Christian - PhD
Inzlicht, Michael - BSc, MSc, PhD
Ito Lee, Rutsuko - BA, PhD
Kidd, Sean - PhD
Kolla, Nathan - BA, MA, MD, PhD
Lee, Andy C.H. - BA, PhD
Ng, Longena - BS, MA, PhD
Penney, Stephanie - BA, MA, PhD
Quilty, Lena - BSc, PhD
Rabin, Jenny - PhD
Rashid, Tayyab - DPhil
Rector, Neil - MA, MA
Remington, Gary - MD, PhD
Sabiston, Catherine - BS, MA, PhD
Schmuckler, Mark - BA, PhD
Sloan, Matthew - MSc, MD
Tarshis, Elizabeth - BA, MA, EdD
Yuen, Sandra - DPhil

Psychological Clinical Science: Counselling and Clinical Psychology MA; Field: Clinical Psychology

Master of Arts

Program Description

The field in Clinical Psychology is offered primarily by the Department of Psychological Clinical Science at UTSC. Clinical Psychology at UTSC adheres to a Clinical Science model of training and is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The primary and overriding objective of graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC is to foster exceptional clinical scientists according to the highest standards of research and professional practice.

Graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC has primary research strengths in the areas of: clinical and cognitive neuroscience, psychological assessment and clinical neuropsychology, psychopathology, personality, and mindfulness- and acceptance-based psychotherapies.

The field in Clinical Psychology adheres to a generalist model of training, with a primary focus on adults. A unifying theme of faculty research in Clinical Psychology at UTSC is to advance knowledge of the etiology and assessment and treatment of mental disorders. Instruction is provided in psychopathology, assessment, and intervention, and students are trained to practise with a variety of adult populations. The field also boasts strength in neuropsychology.

The full-time, two-year MA program is designed for applicants interested in working as researchers or practitioners in a variety of psychological and academic settings. This program enables students to apply for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) as a Psychological Associate. It also meets the needs of students who plan to apply to the PhD program in Counselling and Clinical Psychology.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Psychological Clinical Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university with at least an A– (or first-class standing) in the final two years of undergraduate study, and at least 4.0 to 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in psychology including statistics and some laboratory research experience. Students who are admitted to the program without 4.0 to 6.0 FCEs in required undergraduate coursework may be required to complete additional courses in the master's program. Applicants with a strong background in mathematics, computer science, statistics, biological science, or neuroscience are encouraged to apply.

  • Competitive scores on General and Subject (Psychology) tests of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Note: the GRE requirement has been waived for the 2022-23 admissions cycle.

  • Two academic letters of reference.

  • A personal statement.

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • Completion of the Department Application Form.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. Applicants must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or its equivalent according to SGS regulations, prior to submitting the application. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. The Clinical Psychology field for the MA in Counselling and Clinical Psychology requires 5.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs), including an ethics course, practicum-based courses, a clinical practicum, and a thesis.

    • 4.5 FCEs as follows:

      • Year 1:

        • CPS1601H Psychopathology (0.5 FCE);

        • CPS1701H Psychological Assessment I (0.5 FCE);

        • CPS1702H Psychological Assessment II (0.5 FCE);

        • CPS1801H Psychotherapy (0.5 FCE);

        • CPS1901H Ethics (0.5 FCE).

      • Year 2:

        • CPS1101H Clinical Research Design (0.5 FCE);

        • CPS1102H Statistical Techniques I (0.5 FCE);

        • CPS1802H Applied Interventions in Clinical Psychology (0.5 FCE);

        • CPS1803H Practicum in Psychological Interventions (0.5 FCE).

    • 0.5 FCE: Students must complete a clinical practicum at a pre-approved placement site in the final Summer of the program (CPS2999H Summer Practicum).

  • Research thesis to be completed and orally defended in Year 2 of the program.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

Psychological Clinical Science: Counselling and Clinical Psychology PhD; Field: Clinical Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description

The field in Clinical Psychology is offered primarily by the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science at UTSC. Clinical Psychology adheres to a Clinical Science model of training and is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The primary and overriding objective of graduate training is to foster exceptional clinical scientists according to the highest standards of research and professional practice. Graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC has primary research strengths in the areas of: clinical and cognitive neuroscience, psychological assessment and clinical neuropsychology, psychopathology, personality, and mindfulness- and acceptance-based psychotherapies.

The field in Clinical Psychology adheres to a generalist model of training, with a primary focus on adults. A unifying theme of faculty research in Clinical Psychology at UTSC is to advance knowledge of the etiology and assessment and treatment of mental disorders. Instruction is provided in psychopathology, assessment, and intervention, and students are trained to practise with a variety of adult populations. The field also boasts strength in neuropsychology.

The PhD program is designed for applicants interested in a career as a clinical psychologist based on a Clinical Science model of training. Graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC prepares graduates primarily for research and clinical careers as clinical scientists in university and medical and psychological settings.

The field is distinguished by its innovative cross-disciplinary approach that emphasizes scientific innovation through novel research collaborations that push traditional boundaries in clinical psychology. Importantly, the program meets the needs of students who plan to engage in research, teaching, and/or evidence-based clinical practice. This program is intended to meet the registration requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) at the doctoral level.

The Counselling and Clinical Psychology program (Clinical Psychology field) is offered on a full-time basis, and progress in the program will be reviewed annually.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Psychological Clinical Science's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A master's degree in Clinical Psychology (or its equivalent) from a recognized university, with a minimum A– average and excellent research performance.

  • Competitive scores on General and Subject (Psychology) tests of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Note: the GRE requirement has been waived for the 2022-23 admissions cycle.

  • Two academic letters of reference.

  • A personal statement.

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • Completion of the Department Application Form.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. Applicants must complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or its equivalent according to SGS regulations, prior to submitting the application. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

Program Requirements

  • The PhD program requires 5.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including coursework, three clinical placements, plus a comprehensive examination, thesis proposal, thesis, and thesis defence:

    • 3.5 FCEs in coursework, normally completed by the end of Year 3 (CPS1103H, CPS1201H, CPS1301H, CPS1401H, CPS2901H, CPS2902H, CPS3901H).

    • 2.0 FCEs in clinical work:

      • 1.0 FCE in two separate part-time clinical placements during Years 1 and 2 (CPS3999H and CPS4999H).

      • 1.0 FCE in a one-year, full-time clinical internship at a Canadian Psychological Association- or American Psychological Association-accredited clinical setting (or equivalent), which normally takes place during Year 5 (CPS5999Y). Eligibility for the clinical internship will be assessed by the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) prior to Year 4 of the program.

  • The comprehensive examination requirement consists of two mandatory components:

    • An oral examination focused on clinical expertise (normally completed in the Fall session of Year 2); and

    • A research-focused grant proposal (normally completed in the Fall session of Year 2).

    • A pass on both components is required for a student to continue on to PhD candidacy. Students who fail the oral exam will have the opportunity to retake the exam. Students who fail the grant proposal will have the opportunity to revise and resubmit. Students who fail either or both component(s) on the second attempt should consult the School of Graduate Studies’ Academic Appeals Policy. If after the appeals process and second attempts at either or both component(s) result in a failure, the student will no longer be eligible to continue in the PhD program. Guidelines on the comprehensive requirement can be found in the PCS Graduate Handbook.

  • Thesis proposal, normally approved prior to the start of Year 3 of the program.

  • Completed thesis.

  • Successful defence of the thesis at the Final Oral Examination.

  • For students interested in acquiring additional clinical hours, the PhD program provides the following optional courses: CPS6999H and CPS7999H. Please note that optional courses for the PhD must be approved by the faculty supervisor, the DCT, and the Graduate Chair prior to course enrolment.

  • Supervisors will have annual meetings with students to assess academic progress and to develop plans of study. The DCT will also hold formal annual meetings with students to assess clinical and professional progress.

  • The program length is five years, which includes a pre-doctoral internship.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

6 years

Psychological Clinical Science: Counselling and Clinical Psychology MA, PhD; Field: Clinical Psychology Courses

CPS1101H
Clinical Research Design
(Exclusion: APD1263H Seminar in Research Methods for MA Students.)
CPS1102H
Statistical Techniques I
(Exclusion: JOI1287H Introduction to Applied Statistics.)
CPS1103H
Statistical Techniques II
(Exclusion: JOI1288H Intermediate Statistics and Research Design.)
CPS1201H
Neurobiological Bases of Behaviour
CPS1209H Clinical Neuropsychology
CPS1301H
Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behaviour
CPS1401H
Social and Interpersonal Bases of Behaviour
CPS1501H
Personality
CPS1601H
Psychopathology
(Exclusion: APD3260H Psychodiagnostic Systems.)
CPS1701H
Psychological Assessment I
(Exclusion: APD3224H Individual Cognitive and Personality Assessment.)
CPS1702H
Psychological Assessment II
CPS1801H
Psychotherapy
(Exclusion: APD1202Y Theories and Techniques of Counselling and Psychotherapy.)
CPS1802H
Applied Interventions in Clinical Psychology
(Exclusion: APD1203Y+ Practicum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology.)
CPS1803H
Practicum in Psychological Interventions
(Exclusion: APD1203Y+ Practicum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology.)
CPS1809H
Clinical Psychopharmacology
CPS1810H
Advanced Psychotherapy
CPS1901H
Ethics
(Exclusion: APD1219H Ethical Issues in Professional Practice in Psychology and Psychotherapy.)
CPS2901H Practicum in Clinical Supervision
CPS2902H Quality Assurance and Consultation
CPS2999H
Summer Practicum
CPS3801H Multi-Person Therapies
(Exclusions: APD1228H Couples Counselling, APD1260H Family Therapy, APD1261H Group Work in Counselling.)
CPS3901H The Historical and Scientific Foundations of Psychology
(Exclusion: APD3204H Contemporary History and Systems in Human Development in Applied Psychology.)
CPS3999H Clinical Placement I
CPS4999H Clinical Placement II
CPS5001H Directed Readings
CPS5002H Directed Readings
CPS5999Y Internship
(exclusion: APD3268Y PhD Internship)
CPS6999H Clinical Placement III
CPS7999H Clinical Placement IV

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

APHD: Counselling and Clinical Psychology MA; Field: Clinical and Counselling Psychology

Master of Arts

Overview

The Counselling and Clinical Psychology program offers studies leading to the MA and PhD degrees. It is offered by the graduate Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), St. George campus, and the graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).

This graduate program is intended for students seeking to pursue careers in research, teaching, and clinical practice. At the time of application, students will be required to identify a preference for a specific field as well as for a potential supervisor with whom they would work if admitted to the program.

The program has two fields:

  • Clinical and Counselling Psychology, offered primarily by OISE

  • Clinical Psychology, offered primarily by UTSC

The field in Clinical and Counselling Psychology is offered primarily by the OISE Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development. This field is based on a bio-psycho-social model with an emphasis on diversity. It shares an emphasis with the Clinical Psychology field on assessment and the treatment of psychopathology in adults.

Contact and Address

Web: www.oise.utoronto.ca/aphd

Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
Canada

Program Description

This MA program is designed for applicants interested in working as researchers or practitioners in a variety of psychological and educational settings. This program enables students to apply for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) as a Psychological Associate. It also fulfils the requirements of students who plan to apply to the PhD program, Clinical and Counselling Psychology field.

The MA is taken on a full-time or part-time basis. However, students in the part-time option will be required to complete one year of full-time study to fulfil their degree requirements.

For 2021-22 and further extension to the 2022-23 academic year, admissions to the part-time option have been administratively suspended.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in psychology or any appropriate bachelor's degree that would contain the psychology requirement equivalent (defined as 6.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs] in psychology, including 0.5 FCE in research methods, 0.5 FCE in statistics, and at least 3.0 FCEs at the third- and fourth-year levels).

  • A standing equivalent to a University of Toronto A– or better in the final year.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a total of 4.5 FCEs as follows:

    • APD1203Y+ Practicum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (1.0 FCE) (500 hours of practicum). MA students will attend a minimum of three colloquium presentations during their program, which partially fulfills the course requirements for APD1203Y+.

    • 0.5 elective FCE.

    • APD1208Y+ Cognitive and Personality Theory and Assessment (1.0 FCE).

    • APD1219H Ethical Issues in Professional Practice in Psychology and Psychotherapy (0.5 FCE).

    • APD1228H Couples Counselling (0.5 FCE) or APD1261H Group Work in Counselling and Psychotherapy (0.5 FCE) (or an equivalent course).

    • APD1263H Research Methods for Clinical and Counselling Psychology (0.5 FCE) (RM).

    • JOI1288H Intermediate Statistics and Research Design (RM) (0.5 FCE).

  • Master's thesis.

  • Full-time option: Full-time, on-campus study is required from September to April, which represents the Fall and Winter sessions. Normally, 1.5 FCEs are taken in each of the Fall and Winter sessions and a maximum of 1.0 FCE in the Summer session. Under this option, it is expected that all degree requirements will be completed within two years.

  • Part-time option (for 2021-22 and further extension to the 2022-23 academic year, admissions to the part-time option have been administratively suspended): For this option, students can register as part-time students at the beginning of their program. However, they will be required to register as full-time students for one year of the program. In this option, students will normally take 1.0 FCE annually during the beginning of their program and 1.5 FCEs in each of the Fall and Winter sessions in their year of full-time study. Once they have begun their last required course, they must register annually and pay the part-time fees until all degree requirements have been completed. Under this option, it is expected that all degree requirements will be completed within two to three years, up to a maximum of six years.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S);
10 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

APHD: Counselling and Clinical Psychology PhD; Field: Clinical and Counselling Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy

Overview

The Counselling and Clinical Psychology program offers studies leading to the MA and PhD degrees. It is offered by the graduate Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), St. George campus, and the graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC).

This graduate program is intended for students seeking to pursue careers in research, teaching, and clinical practice. At the time of application, students will be required to identify a preference for a specific field as well as for a potential supervisor with whom they would work if admitted to the program.

The program has two fields:

  • Clinical and Counselling Psychology, offered primarily by OISE;

  • Clinical Psychology, offered primarily by UTSC.

The field in Clinical and Counselling Psychology is offered primarily by the OISE Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development. This field is based on a bio-psycho-social model with an emphasis on diversity. It shares an emphasis with the Clinical Psychology field on assessment and the treatment of psychopathology in adults.

Contact and Address

Web: www.oise.utoronto.ca/aphd

Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
Canada

Program Description

The principal aim of the PhD program is the development of research and theoretical knowledge in counselling and clinical psychology, assessment skills, and knowledge and training in professional issues. Students are expected to conduct advanced research and to develop professional knowledge and skills. Graduates will be prepared to assume a variety of positions in psychological teaching, research, and practice in universities, community settings and agencies offering psychological services, and in university or college counselling centres.

The Counselling and Clinical Psychology program offers both a full-time and flexible-time PhD, and progress in the program will be reviewed annually. The program in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at OISE was accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) in 2015-2016 for a six-year term.

For 2021-22 and further extension to the 2022-23 academic year, admissions to the flexible-time PhD option have been administratively suspended.

 

PhD Program

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in psychology or any appropriate bachelor's degree that would contain the psychology requirement equivalent (defined as 6.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs] in psychology, including 0.5 FCE in research methods, 0.5 FCE in statistics, and at least 3.0 FCEs at the second-, third-, and fourth-year levels), with a standing equivalent to a University of Toronto A– or better in the final year.

  • A University of Toronto MA degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology with a grade of A– or better, or its equivalent.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 5.5 FCEs as follows:

    • 2.5 FCEs in Counselling and Psychotherapy:

      • APD3215H Advanced Psychotherapy Seminar;

      • APD3217Y+ Advanced Practicum in Clinical and Counselling Psychology (Credit/No Credit; 600-hour practicum); and APD3268Y Internship in Clinical and Counselling Psychology (1,600-hour internship — arrangements must be made in consultation with the Director of Clinical Training). MA students will attend a minimum of three colloquium presentations during their program, which partially fulfills the course requirements for APD3268Y.

    • 1.0 FCE in Psychology Measurement/Assessment and Diagnosis:

      • APD3225H Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality and Psychopathology; and

      • APD3260H Psychodiagnostic Systems.

    • 0.5 FCE in Supervision and Consultation:

      • APD3261H+ Clinical Supervision and Consultation Practicum.

    • 1.0 FCE in Advanced Research Methods:

      • APD3202H A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences (RM).

      • An advanced-level statistics course (in consultation with supervisors). Courses can be drawn from those offered at OISE or other Faculties with the permission of the instructor.

    • 0.5 FCE in History and Systems Psychology:

      • APD3204H Contemporary History and Systems in Human Development and Applied Psychology.

  • Comprehensive examination: In addition to normal course requirements, students will complete two comprehensive components. First, a manuscript for publication and presentation at a peer review conference, normally in Year 1 of the program. Second, students will be examined systematically in general psychology and in professional psychology. The examination will normally be taken at the end of Year 2 of full-time study.

  • Doctoral dissertation: All students must develop, complete, and defend in a Doctoral Final Oral Examination a doctoral dissertation supervised by a full-time member of the Counselling and Clinical Psychology faculty. The content of such dissertation research may address theoretical issues applicable to clinical and counselling concerns and practice, relate to the development of programs in a variety of educational or applied settings, or in some other way contribute to the development and practice of clinical and counselling psychology.

  • Students must register continuously and pay the full-time fee until all degree requirements have been fulfilled.

  • Students cannot transfer between the full-time and flexible-time PhD options.

Program Length

5 years

Time Limit

6 years

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

 

PhD Program (Flexible-Time)

For 2021-22 and further extension to the 2022-23 academic year, admissions to the flexible-time PhD option have been administratively suspended.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree in psychology or any appropriate bachelor's degree that would contain the psychology requirement equivalent (defined as 6.0 full-course equivalents [FCEs] in psychology, including 0.5 FCE in research methods, 0.5 FCE in statistics, and at least 3.0 FCEs at the second-, third-, and fourth-year levels), with a standing equivalent to a University of Toronto A– or better in the final year.

  • A University of Toronto MA degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology with a grade of A– or better, or its equivalent.

  • Applicants to the flexible-time PhD option are accepted under the same admission requirements as applicants to the full-time PhD option.

  • Applicants must demonstrate that they are currently employed and are active professionals engaged in activities related to their proposed program of study.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete a minimum of 5.5 FCEs as follows:

    • 2.5 FCEs in Counselling and Psychotherapy:

      • APD3215H Advanced Psychotherapy Seminar;

      • APD3217Y+ Advanced Practicum in Clinical and Counselling Psychology (Credit/No Credit; 600-hour practicum); and APD3268Y Internship in Clinical and Counselling Psychology (1,600-hour internship — arrangements must be made in consultation with the Director of Clinical Training). PhD students will attend a minimum of six colloquium presentations during their program, which partially fulfills the course requirements for APD3268Y.

    • 1.0 FCE in Psychology Measurement/Assessment and Diagnosis:

      • APD3225H Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality and Psychopathology; and

      • APD3260H Psychodiagnostic Systems.

    • 0.5 FCE in Supervision and Consultation:

      • APD3261H+ Clinical Supervision and Consultation Practicum.

    • 1.0 FCE in Advanced Research Methods:

      • APD3202H A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences (RM).

      • An advanced-level statistics course (in consultation with supervisors). Courses can be drawn from those offered at OISE or other Faculties with the permission of the instructor.

    • 0.5 FCE in History and Systems Psychology:

      • APD3204H Contemporary History and Systems in Human Development and Applied Psychology.

  • Comprehensive examination: In addition to normal course requirements, students will complete two comprehensive components. First, a manuscript for publication and presentation at a peer review conference, normally in Year 1 of the program. Second, students will be examined systematically in general psychology and in professional psychology. The examination will normally be taken at the end of Year 2 of full-time study.

  • Doctoral dissertation: All students must develop, complete, and defend in a Doctoral Final Oral Examination a doctoral dissertation supervised by a full-time member of the Counselling and Clinical Psychology faculty. The content of such dissertation research may address theoretical issues applicable to clinical and counselling concerns and practice, relate to the development of programs in a variety of educational or applied settings, or in some other way contribute to the development and practice of clinical and counselling psychology.

  • Students must register continuously until all degree requirements have been fulfilled. They must register full-time during the first four years and may continue as part-time thereafter, with their department's approval.

  • Students cannot transfer between the full-time and flexible-time PhD options.

Program Length

6 years

Time Limit

8 years

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.

APHD: Counselling and Clinical Psychology MA, PhD; Field: Clinical and Counselling Psychology Courses

Not all courses are offered every year. Please consult the Office of the Registrar and Student Services' course schedule.

APD1202Y
Theories and Techniques of Counselling and Psychotherapy
APD1203Y+
Practicum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
APD1208Y+
Cognitive and Personality Theory and Assessment
APD1219H
Ethical Issues in Professional Practice in Psychology and Psychotherapy
APD1228H
Couples Counselling
APD1260H Family Therapy
(Exclusion: APD1261H.)
APD1261H
Group Work in Counselling and Psychotherapy
APD1263H
Research Methods for Clinical and Counselling Psychology (RM)
APD1267H Emotion-Focused Therapy
(Co-requisite: APD1202Y. Exclusion: APD5004H.)
APD3202H
A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences (RM)
APD3204H
Contemporary History and Systems in Human Development and Applied Psychology
APD3215H
Advanced Psychotherapy Seminar
APD3217Y+
Advanced Practicum in Clinical and Counselling Psychology (Credit/No Credit)
APD3225H
Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality and Psychopathology
APD3260H
Psychodiagnostic Systems
APD3261H+ Clinical Supervision and Consultation Practicum
(Pre- or co-requisite: APD3217Y+.)
APD3268Y
Internship in Clinical and Counselling Psychology
APD5000H Special Topics in Applied Psychology and Human Development: Master's Level
APD6000H Special Topics in Applied Psychology and Human Development: Doctoral Level
JOI1287H Introduction to Applied Statistics (RM)
JOI1288H Intermediate Statistics and Research Design (RM)
JOI3048H Intermediate Statistics in Educational Research: Multiple Regression Analysis (RM)

Individual Reading and Research Courses

APD2252H Individual Reading and Research in Human Development and Applied Psychology: Master's Level
APD3252H Individual Reading and Research in Human Development and Applied Psychology: Doctoral Level

+ Extended course. For academic reasons, coursework is extended into session following academic session in which course is offered.