Psychological Clinical Science

Psychological Clinical Science: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affiliation

University of Toronto Scarbor​ough (UTSC)

Degree Programs

Counselling and Clinical Psychology

​​​​​​MA and PhD
Fields:
 
Clinical Psyc​hology (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:

  1. Aboriginal Health
    • Counselling and Clinical Psychology (OISE), MA, PhD
  2. Addiction Studies
    • Counselling and Clinical Psychology (OISE), MA, PhD
  3. Aging, Palliative and Supportive Care Across the Life Course
    • Counselling and Clinical Psychology (OISE), MA, PhD
  4. Community Development
    • Counselling and Clinical Psychology (OISE), MA, PhD
  5. Environmental Studies
    • Counselling and Clinical Psychology (OISE), MA, PhD
  6. Sexual Diversity Studies
    • Counselling and Clinical Psychology (OISE), MA, PhD
  7. Women and Gender Studies
    • Counselling and Clinical Psychology (OISE), MA, PhD

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) 208-4867

Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Science Wing, Room SW427D
1265 Military Trail
Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4
Canada

Psychological Clinical Science: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Bagby, Michael - BA, MA, PhD, PhD (Graduate Chair)
Fournier, Marc - BA, PhD
Goghari, Vina - BA, MA, PhD
Ruocco, Anthony Charles - BS, MSc, PhD (Program Coordinator)
Segal, Zindel - BA, MA, PhD (Director of Clinical Training )
Uliaszek, Amanda Ann - BA, MA, PhD
Zakzanis, Konstantine - BA, MA, PhD

Associate Members

Black, Sandra - BSc, MD
Bury, Alison - PhD
Comper, Paul - BA, MA, PhD
Cunningham, William - BA, MPH, MS, MA, PhD
Daskalakis, Zafiris Jeffrey - MD
Dere, Jessica - BA, MPsy, PhD
Erb, Suzanne - BSc, MA, PhD
Farb, Norman - BA, MA, PhD
Ferguson, Donna - BA, MA, PhD
Fitzgerald, Nicola - BASc, AM, PhD
Goldstein, Benjamin - MD
Hendershot, Christian - PhD
Inzlicht, Michael - BSc, MSc, PhD
Kidd, Sean - PhD
Kolla, Nathan - BA, MA, MD, PhD
Lee, Andy CH - BA, PhD
Mabbott, Donald - PhD
McBride, Carolina - PhD
Mizrahi, Romina - MD, PhD
Ng, Longena - BS, MA, PhD
Niemeier, Matthias - MA, PhD
Penney, Stephanie - BA, MA, DPhil
Rashid, Tayyab - DPhil
Rector, Neil - MA, MA
Remington, Gary - MD, PhD
Ruttan, Lesley Ann - BSc, MA, PhD
Schmuckler, Mark - BA, PhD

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

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. Housed within the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science, 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 neuropsychology and neurosciences; personality and psychological assessment; and mindfulness- and acceptance-based psychotherapies.

A unifying theme of faculty research in Clinical Psychology at UTSC is to advance the assessment and treatment of mental disorders, especially depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, borderline personality disorder, and neurocognitive disorders, such as dementia due to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

The full-time, two-year 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 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.

  • An appropriate 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).

  • Two academic letters of reference.

  • A personal statement.

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • Completion of the Psychological Clinical Science MA, PhD Program Faculty Selection 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 Engl​ish. 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: CPS 1601H Psychopathology (0.5 FCE); CPS 1701H Psychological Assessment I (0.5 FCE); CPS 1702H Psychological Assessment II (0.5 FCE); CPS 1801H Psychotherapy (0.5 FCE); and CPS 1901H Ethics (0.5 FCE).

      • ​​​​Year 2: CPS 1101H Clinical Research Design (0.5 FCE); CPS 1102H Statistical Techniques I (0.5 FCE); CPS 1802H Applied Interventions in Clinical Psychology (0.5 FCE); CPS 1803H 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 (CPS 2999H 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, Clinical Psychology Field

Doctor of Philosophy

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. Housed within the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science, 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.

A unifying theme of faculty research in Clinical Psychology at UTSC is to advance the assessment and treatment of mental disorders, especially depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, borderline personality disorder, and neurocognitive disorders, such as dementia due to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.

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 careers as psychological clinical scientists in university and academic medical settings. The PhD program has research strengths in clinical neuropsychology and neurosciences; personality and psychological assessment; and mindfulness- and acceptance-based psychotherapies.

It 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). 

  • Two academic letters of reference.

  • A personal statement.

  • A curriculum vitae.

  • 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 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) including coursework, three clinical placements, plus a comprehensive examination, thesis proposal, thesis, and thesis defence:

    • 4.0 FCEs in coursework, normally completed by the end of Year 3 (CPS 1103H, CPS 1201H, CPS 1301H, CPS 1401H, CPS 1501H, CPS 1809H, CPS 3801H, CPS 3901H).

    • 2.0 FCEs in clinical work:

      • ​​​1.0 FCE in two separate part-time clinical placements during Years 1 and 2 (CPS 3999H and CPS 4999H).

      • 1.0 FCE in a one-year, full-time clinical internship at a Canadian Psychological Association- or American Psychological Association-accredited clinical setting, which normally takes place during Year 5 (CPS 5999Y). 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:

    1. ​​​​​​An oral examination focused on clinical expertise (normally completed in the Summer session of Year​ 1); and

    2. A research-focused paper (normally completed in the Summer 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 research paper 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: CPS 6999H and CPS 7999H. 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 Courses, Clinical Psychology Field

​CPS 1101H
Clinical Research Design (exclusion: APD 1263H Seminar in Research Methods for MA Students)​
​CPS 1102H
Statistical Techniques I (exclusion: JOI 1287H Introduction to Applied Statistics)
​CPS 1103H
​Statistical Techniques II (exclusion: JOI 1288H Intermediate Statistics and Research Design)
​CPS 1201H
Neurobiological Bases of Behaviour
​CPS 1301H
​Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behaviour
​CPS 1401H
​Social and Interpersonal Bases of Behaviour
​CPS 1501H
​​Personality
​CPS 1601H
​Psychopathology (exclusion: APD 3260H Psychopathology and Diagnosis)
​CPS 1701H
Psychological Assessment I (exclusion: APD 3224H Individual Cognitive and Personality Assessment)
​CPS 1702H
​Psychological Assessment II
​CPS 1801H
​Psychotherapy (exclusion: APD 1202H Theories and Techniques of Counselling)
​CPS 1802H
​Applied Interventions in Clinical Psychology (exclusion: APD 1203Y Practicum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology)
CPS 1803H
Practicum in Psychological Interventions (exclusion: APD 1203Y Practicum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology)
​CPS 1809H
Clinical Psychopharmacology
​​CPS 1810H
Advanced Psychotherapy
​CPS 1901H
Ethics (exclusion: APD 1219H Ethical Issues in Professional Practice in Psychology)
​CPS 2999H​
​​Summer Practicum
CPS 3801H Multi-Person Therapies (exclusions: APD 1261H Group Work in Counselling and APD 1228H Individual and Group Psychotherapy: Family and Couples Counselling)
​CPS 3901H The Historical and Scientific Foundations of Psychology (exclusion: APD 3204H Contemporary History and Systems in Human Development in Applied Psychology)
CPS 3999H Clinical Placement I
CPS 4999H Clinical Placement II
CPS 5001H Directed Readings
CPS 5002H Directed Readings
CPS 5999Y Internship (exclusion: APD 3268Y PhD Internship)
CPS 6999H Clinical Placement III
CPS 7999H Clinical Placement IV

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

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:

  1. Clinical and Counselling Psychology, offered primarily by OISE;

  2. 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 program will be required to complete one year of full-time study to fulfil their degree requirements.

 

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).

  • Scores on General and Subject tests of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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

Program Requireme​nts

  • Coursework. The MA consists of 4.5 FCEs of total coursework:

    • ​​​APD 1203Y Practicum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (1.0 FCE).

    • APD 1204H Personality Theories (0.5 FCE) or APD 1265H Advanced Topics in Social and Personality Development (0.5 FCE).

    • APD 1208Y Individual Cognitive and Personality Assessment and Practicum (1.0 FCE).

    • APD 1219H Ethical Issues in Professional Practice in Psychology and Psychotherapy (0.5 FCE).

    • APD 1228H Individual and Group Psychotherapy: Families and Couples ​Counselling (0.5 FCE) or APD 1261H Group Work in Counselling and Psychotherapy (0.5 FCE) (or an equivalent course).

    • APD 1263H Research Methods for Clinical and Counselling Psychology (0.5 FCE) (RM).

    • APD 1288H Intermediate Statistics and Research Design (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 t​he Summer session. Under this option, it is expected that all degree requirements will be completed within two years.

  • Part-time option: 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);
9 sessions part-time

Time Limit

3 years full-time;
6 years part-time

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

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:

  1. Clinical and Counselling Psychology, offered primarily by OISE;

  2. 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 pre-existing program in Counselling Psychology at OISE was re-accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) in 2010-2011 for a five-year term​​​. Currently, the program is being reviewed for re-accreditation in Clinical and Counselling Psychology.​ 

Applicants to the flexible-time PhD option are accepted under the same admission requirements as applicants to the full-time PhD option. However, in addition, applicants to the flexible-time PhD should demonstrate that they are active professionals engaged in activities relevant to their proposed program of study.

 

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 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 5.0 FCEs as follows:

    • ​2.5 FCEs in Counselling and Psychotherapy:

      • APD 3215H Advanced Psychotherapy Seminar;

      • APD 3217Y Advanced Practicum in Clinical and Counselling Psychology (600-hour practicum); and

      • APD 3268Y Internship in Clinical and Counselling Psychology (1,600-hour internship)—arrangements must be made in consultation with the Coordinator of Internship and Counselling Services).

    • 1.0 FCE in Psychology Measurement/Assessment and Diagnosis:

      • APD 3225H Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality and Psychopathology; and

      • APD 3260H Psychodiagnostic Systems.

    • 1.0 FCE in Advanced Research Methods:

      • JOI 1288H Intermediate Statistics and Research Design; and

      • APD 3202H A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences (RM).

    • ​0.5 FCE in History and Systems Psychology:

      • APD 3204H 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 annually 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

 

PhD Program (Flexible-Time)

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), 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 5.0 FCEs as follows:

    • ​2.5 FCEs in Counselling and Psychotherapy:

      • APD 3215H Advanced Psychotherapy Seminar;

      • APD 3217Y Advanced Practicum in Clinical and Counselling Psychology (600-hour practicum); and

      • APD 3268Y Internship in Clinical and Counselling Psychology (1,600-hour internship)—arrangements must be made in consultation with the Coordinator of Internship and Counselling Services).

    • 1.0 FCE in Psychology Measurement/Assessment and Diagnosis:

      • APD 3225H Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality and Psychopathology; and

      • APD 3260H Psychodiagnostic Systems.

    • 1.0 FCE in Advanced Research Methods:

      • JOI 1288H Intermediate Statistics and Research Design; and

      • APD 3202H A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences (RM).

    • ​0.5 FCE in History and Systems Psychology:

      • APD 3204H 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 annually 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

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

​APD 1202H
Theories and Techniques of Counselling and Psychotherapy​
​APD 1203Y
Practicum I: Interventions in Counselling Psychology​​ and Psychotherapy​
​APD 12​04H
​Pers​onality Theories
​APD 1208Y
​Individual Cognitive and Personality Assessment and Practicum
​APD 1219H​
​Ethical Issues in Professional Practice in Psychology and Psychotherapy​
​APD 1228H
​Individual and Group Psychotherapy: Families and Couples Counselling
​APD 1261H
​​Group Work in Counselling and Psychotherapy
​APD 1263H
​Research Methods for Clinical and Counselling Psychology (RM)
​APD 1265H
Advanced Topics in Social and Personality Development​
​APD 3202H
​A Foundation of Program Evaluation in Social Sciences (RM)
​APD 3204H
​Contemporary History and Systems in Human Development and Applied Psychology
​APD 3215H
​Advanced Psychotherapy Seminar
APD 3217Y
Advanced Practicum in Clinical and Counselling Psychology​
​APD 3218H
Research Seminar in Counselling​
​​APD 3225H
Assessment and Diagnosis of Personality and Psychopatholog​y​
​APD 3260H
Psychodiagnostic Systems​
​APD 3268Y​
​​Internship in ​Clinical and Counselling Psychology
APD 5008H Special Topics in Applied Psychology and Human Development: Master's Level
​JOI 1287H Introduction to Applied Statistics (RM)
JOI 1288H Intermediate Statistics and Research Design (RM)
JOI 3048H Intermediate Statistics in Educational Research: Multiple Regression Analysis (RM)