Program Requirements

A student’s area of research typically corresponds to his or her supervisor’s research area. Students complete all clinical course requirements below. Each track requires a minimum of four area courses; two completed at the MA level and two at the PhD level. Students are advised to consult with their supervisor and/or the Director of Clinical Training regarding recommended or required courses.

Students are required to participate in Clinical Area research seminars (PSYC 912) throughout their MA and PhD programs.

Master's Program

Students are required to complete PSYC 744, 770, 820A, 820B, 821A, 821B, 822, 823, 824, 880 (Junior Practicum), 910, 911, 895, 898, and two Area courses.  In addition, clinical students are required to enroll in and achieve satisfactory performance in PSYC 825 (Clinical Practice) in each semester of the M.A. program.  Students are not permitted to register in PhD course work until the MA thesis is completed.

Degree Year Semester Course Number Course Name
MA 1 Fall PSYC 744 Proseminar in Psychopathology
      PSYC 820A Psychological Assessment 1
      PSYC 821A Practicum in Psychological Assessment 1
      PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 910 Research Design I: Experiments
      PSYC 912 Research Seminar
    Spring PSYC 820B Psychological Assessment 2
      PSYC 821B Practicum in Psychological Assessment 2
      PSYC 824 Research Issues in Psychology
      PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 911 Research Design II: Research Studies
      PSYC 912 Research Seminar
    Summer PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 880 Junior Practicum
      PSYC 895
M.A. Thesis Proposal
 
MA 2 Fall Area Course 1 see Clinical Tracks
      PSYC 822 Psychological Intervention 1
      PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 912 Research Seminar
    Spring Area Course 2 see Clinical Tracks
      PSYC 770 Proseminar in Personality
      PSYC 823 Psychological Intervention 2
      PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 912 Research Seminar
    Summer PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 898 M.A. Thesis

 

Doctoral Program

Students are required to complete PSYC 600, PSYC 705, a minimum of two Area courses, PSYC 819, PSYC 896, PSYC 999 (comprehensive examinations), PSYC 886 (Internship), and PSYC 899 (Ph.D. Thesis).  Ph.D. students are required to enroll in PSYC 825 each semester prior to internship and, thereafter, when participating in the Clinical Psychology Centre.  Students complete the additional requirements for their chosen track.

Degree Year Semester
Course Number
Course Name                                      
PhD   3
Fall Area Course 3 see Clinical Tracks
      PSYC 600 Biological Bases of Behaviour
      PSYC 825

Clinical Practice

      PSYC 912 Research Seminar
      PSYC 705
History and Systems
    Spring   PSYC 819 Ethics and Professional Issues
      PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 912 Research Seminar
      PSYC 999

Ph.D. Clinical Comprehensive Examination

    Summer PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 896
Ph.D. Thesis Proposal 
         
PhD   4
Fall
Area Course 4
see Clinical Tracks
      PSYC 825
Clinical Practice
      PSYC 912 Research Seminar
    Spring PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 912 Rearch Seminar
    Summer PSYC 825 Clinical Practice
      PSYC 899 Ph.D. Thesis
 
PhD 5
Fall PSYC 886 Internship
    Spring PSYC 886 Internship
    Summer PSYC 886 Internship

Comprehensive Exams

Comprehensive exams are taken at the end of each of the required core clinical courses [Psychopathology (PSYC 744), Personality (PSYC 770), Psychological Assessment I (PSYC 820A), Psychological Assessment II (PSYC 820B), Psychological Intervention I (PSYC 822), Psychological Intervention II (PSYC 823), Research Issues in Psychology (PSYC 824), Ethics and Professional Issues (PSYC 819)]. These written examinations are graded on a satisfactory/ unsatisfactory (S/U) basis. In addition, an oral ethics examination, PSYC 999: PhD Clinical Comprehensive Examination, must be completed after PSYC 819. Satisfactory completion of Comprehensive Examinations is a pre-requisite for application for the internship.