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Department of Psychology Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Psychology

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

All applicants complete an online application form that is available on the dean of graduate studies website (http://www.sfu.ca/gradstudents/applicants) and upload all supporting documentation. Applicants will submit official transcripts of all post-secondary course work and Graduate Record Examiniations (GREs) to the department. Refer to the department’s website for yearly deadlines and additional requirements (http://www.psyc.sfu.ca/grad). Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The department reserves the right to admit only qualified applicants for whom departmental resources and appropriate faculty supervisors are available.

Application as Special Student

Admission requirements for special students are outlined in the Graduate General Regulations (see 1.3.5 Admission Under Special Arrangements). Applicants apply online on the Dean of Graduate Studies website (http://www.sfu.ca/gradstudents/applicants).

Students seeking admission as a special student must also submit all post-secondary transcripts to the department no later than one month prior to the term in which they plan to undertake the proposed course of study. Applicants must obtain written permission from the instructor of each course that they wish to complete. Special students completing psychology graduate courses must obtain a grade no lower than B- (2.67) in each course to be admitted as a special student in subsequent terms.

Satisfactory Performance

Each graduate student's performance in research and course work is assessed at least once a year, with a formal annual review being conducted every spring. Each student receives feedback on his/her progress following this review. It is the policy of the Department of Psychology that a grade of less than B (3.0) on any course is deemed unsatisfactory.

Any graduate student who obtains a grade of less than B (3.0) in two or more courses in the preceding calendar year, or who fails to maintain a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 3.5, may be required to withdraw from the program. Additionally, students who receive unsatisfactory ratings on their annual evaluations, whether due to grades, inadequate progress through the program or unethical behavior, may be withdrawn from the program (as per graduate general regulation 1.8.2).

A student in the Clinical Psychology Program whose behavior raises the question of possible violations of the ethical codes binding the profession (CPA Code of Ethics, and CPBC Code of Conduct) will be advised of the nature of the problem behavior in writing, and requested to meet with the clinical committee in a confidential closed session to determine the facts.

Access to clinical clients may be immediately suspended pending the outcome of this meeting. The student will be invited to present any information and to respond to any questions. Whether or not the student attends, the committee members subsequently will meet in camera to consider the facts, and to decide on a recommendation to make to the graduate studies committee (GSC) of the department.

Possible outcomes of this process include limitation of clinical training work, restriction of contact with clinical clients or research participants, remedial work, and recommendation of termination from the program. Issues pertaining to ethical integrity of students who are not in the Clinical Program are subject to the same codes of conduct and will follow the same procedures as described above, but will be handled directly by the graduate studies committee.

A student may appeal the decision to the GSC of the department. The GSC will adjudicate the appeal using procedures outlined in graduate general regulation 1.8.2 Review of Unsatisfactory Progress. The grounds for appeal are errors or unfairness in the procedures that were followed.

Thesis

Students are required to present a written thesis proposal to their supervisory committee before the end of their fourth term in the program. After the thesis has been submitted, an oral defence will be scheduled. Students are expected to have completed their thesis by the end of their second year in the program. For further information and regulations, see Graduate General Regulations 1.9.2.

Supervisory Committees

For the thesis, students establish a supervisory committee before the end of their first term. The supervisory committee will normally consist of at least two Department of Psychology tenure-track or tenured faculty members, one of whom will be the senior supervisor and committee chair. Other individuals who are considered necessary by the student and senior supervisor may serve on the committee.

Program Requirements

Graduate students must maintain continuous registration (fall, spring, summer tenns) throughout their psychology graduate program.

Students must achieve satisfactory performance in all course work including two breadth courses that are outside the student's research or specialization area, a minimum of two area courses, and must complete a Master's thesis (PSYC 898) by the end of their second year in the program. Students with a previous Master's degree can apply mid-program to the fast-track PhD program (http://www.psyc.sfu.ca/grad); students who are accepted are not required to complete an MA thesis.

All students must register in a research seminar (PSYC 912, 913, 914, 916, 917 or 918) every fall and spring terms during their program and complete the requirements of their area of specialization. Failure to meet department timelines is noted in the student's annual performance review.

Students in the MA program will not be permitted to enrol in PhD course work until they are admitted to the PhD Program, or receive joint approval from their senior supervisor and, in the case of Clinical students, the director of clinical training.

Psychology Graduate Program Specializations

Cognitive and Neural Sciences+

Students must satisfactorily complete all of

PSYC 910 - Research Design I: Experiments (3)

Reviews the basic logic of controlled experimentation, and focuses on analysis of variance designs commonly used in psychological research. Particular emphasis is given to the relative merits of the several designs when there are multiple research questions to be answered.

PSYC 911 - Research Design II: Research Studies (3)

Focuses on multivariate regression and correlation models. Deals with ways of answering questions when direct experimental manipulation is not feasible, and emphasizes new applications.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michael Maraun
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby
PSYC 913 - Research Seminar (1.5) *

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

In addition, students must complete a minimum of two area courses within specialization.

* every Fall and Spring term

+ Area courses are determined for each student individually and may include courses both from within and outside of the department.

Developmental Psychology

Students must satisfactorily complete all of

PSYC 824 - Research Issues in Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters or Doctoral program.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Steve Hart
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby
PSYC 910 - Research Design I: Experiments (3)

Reviews the basic logic of controlled experimentation, and focuses on analysis of variance designs commonly used in psychological research. Particular emphasis is given to the relative merits of the several designs when there are multiple research questions to be answered.

PSYC 911 - Research Design II: Research Studies (3)

Focuses on multivariate regression and correlation models. Deals with ways of answering questions when direct experimental manipulation is not feasible, and emphasizes new applications.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michael Maraun
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby
PSYC 914 - Research Seminar (1.5) *

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

In addition, students must complete a minimum of two area courses within specialization (denoted with asterisks(**) below)

PSYC 950 - Seminar in Developmental Psychology (3) **

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Kline
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby
PSYC 950 - Seminar in Developmental Psychology (3) **

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Kline
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby
PSYC 950 - Seminar in Developmental Psychology (3) **

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michelle Kline
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby

* every Fall and Spring term

Law and Forensic Psychology

Students must satisfactorily complete all of

PSYC 824 - Research Issues in Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters or Doctoral program.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Steve Hart
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby
PSYC 910 - Research Design I: Experiments (3)

Reviews the basic logic of controlled experimentation, and focuses on analysis of variance designs commonly used in psychological research. Particular emphasis is given to the relative merits of the several designs when there are multiple research questions to be answered.

PSYC 911 - Research Design II: Research Studies (3)

Focuses on multivariate regression and correlation models. Deals with ways of answering questions when direct experimental manipulation is not feasible, and emphasizes new applications.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michael Maraun
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby
PSYC 916 - Research Seminar (1.5) *

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

In addition, students must complete a minimum of two area courses within specialization (denoted with an asterisk (*) below)

PSYC 815 - Mental Health Law and Policy (3) *

Prerequisite: PSYC 790.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Deb Connolly
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby

Social Psychology

Students must satisfactorily complete all of

PSYC 824 - Research Issues in Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters or Doctoral program.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Steve Hart
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby
PSYC 910 - Research Design I: Experiments (3)

Reviews the basic logic of controlled experimentation, and focuses on analysis of variance designs commonly used in psychological research. Particular emphasis is given to the relative merits of the several designs when there are multiple research questions to be answered.

PSYC 911 - Research Design II: Research Studies (3)

Focuses on multivariate regression and correlation models. Deals with ways of answering questions when direct experimental manipulation is not feasible, and emphasizes new applications.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michael Maraun
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby
PSYC 917 - Research Seminar (1.5) *

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

In addition, students must complete a minimum of two area courses within specialization (denoted with an asterisk(*) below)

PSYC 960 - Seminar in Social Psychology (3) *

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Yuthika Girme
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby
PSYC 960 - Seminar in Social Psychology (3) *

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Yuthika Girme
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby
PSYC 960 - Seminar in Social Psychology (3) *

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Yuthika Girme
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby
PSYC 960 - Seminar in Social Psychology (3) *

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Yuthika Girme
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby

History, Quantitative and Theoretical Psychology+

Students must satisfactorily complete all of

PSYC 910 - Research Design I: Experiments (3)

Reviews the basic logic of controlled experimentation, and focuses on analysis of variance designs commonly used in psychological research. Particular emphasis is given to the relative merits of the several designs when there are multiple research questions to be answered.

PSYC 911 - Research Design II: Research Studies (3)

Focuses on multivariate regression and correlation models. Deals with ways of answering questions when direct experimental manipulation is not feasible, and emphasizes new applications.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michael Maraun
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby
PSYC 918 - Research Seminar (1.5) *

Research seminars are designed specifically to enable graduate students in Psychology to plan, execute, and analyse research including that leading to MA and PhD degrees. The seminars will provide directions for future research, critical discussion of pending designs, aid in resolving problems in ongoing studies, and alternative interpretations of results of completed projects. The research seminar courses are graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

In addition, students must complete a minimum of two area courses within specialization.

* every Fall and Spring term

+ Area courses are determined for each student individually and may include courses both from within and outside the department.

Clinical Psychology Graduate Program and Research Area

Students in the clinical program are all members of the clinical research area. The PhD program, accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), is based on the scientist-practitioner training model. The program provides generalist training and optional tracks in clinical child psychology, clinical forensic psychology, and clinical neuropsychology. Standing in the program is contingent upon maintenance of satisfactory performance in course work, thesis work, practicum skills development, comprehensive exams and adherence to professional ethical standards (CPA Code of Ethics, and CPBC Code of Conduct). Unsatisfactory academic progress and/or CPA ethical code of conduct violations (e.g. dishonesty, boundary violations, etc.) may lead to withdrawal from the clinical program.

Program Requirements

Students must satisfactorily complete all of

PSYC 770 - Proseminar in Personality (3)

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Bob Ley
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby
PSYC 820 - Seminar in Individual Assessment (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the clinical program or permission of the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Jodi Viljoen
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9054, Burnaby
PSYC 821 - Practicum in Individual Assessment (2)

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. Corequisite: Enrollment in PSYC 820, graduate standing in the clinical program, or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 822 - Seminar in Intervention (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the clinical program, or permission of the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Alexander Chapman
We 1:00 PM – 3:50 PM
SWH 9047, Burnaby
PSYC 823 - Practicum in Intervention (2)

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Enrolment in PSYC 822, graduate standing in the clinical program, or permission of the instructor. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

PSYC 824 - Research Issues in Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Masters or Doctoral program.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Steve Hart
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby
PSYC 880 - Junior Practicum (3)

450 hour placement to complete clinical work in an approved setting. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: PSYC 744, 770, 820, 821, 910, 911. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

PSYC 910 - Research Design I: Experiments (3)

Reviews the basic logic of controlled experimentation, and focuses on analysis of variance designs commonly used in psychological research. Particular emphasis is given to the relative merits of the several designs when there are multiple research questions to be answered.

PSYC 911 - Research Design II: Research Studies (3)

Focuses on multivariate regression and correlation models. Deals with ways of answering questions when direct experimental manipulation is not feasible, and emphasizes new applications.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Michael Maraun
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6152, Burnaby

and two area courses within track as denoted with an asterisk (*) below.

Students are required to enrol in PSYC 825 (Intervention-Ongoing) every term prior to internship (PSYC 886) except when formally exempt.

In addition, students must participate in a research seminar (PSYC 912, 913, 914, 916, 917 or 918 annually in the fall and spring terms) during their program.

Clinical Track Courses

Clinical General Track

Advanced Topics in Assessment or Intervention Course 1 *

Advanced Topics in Assessment or Intervention Course 2*

Advanced Topics in Assessment or Intervention Course 3*

Advanced Topics in Assessment or Intervention Course 4*

Advanced Topics courses should be selected in consultation with the student's senior supervisor and Director of Clinical Training.

Clinical Child Track

PSYC 807A - Advanced Topics in Intervention: Child Therapy (3) *

Current theoretical and empirical issues in the area of child and adolescent therapy. Prerequisite: PSYC 820, 821, 822, 823, and 824; or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 807B - Advanced Topics in Intervention: Family Therapy (3)

Provides an overview of the current theoretical and empirical issues in the area of family therapy. Prerequisite: All of PSYC 820, 821, 822, 823, and 824; or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 830 - Seminar in Child Evaluation and Treatment Formulation (3) *

Prerequisite: PSYC 820.

and PSYC 831 - Practicum in Child Evaluation and Treatment Formulation (2) *

Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: PSYC 820. Corequisite: PSYC 830. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

Clinical Forensic Track

PSYC 815 - Mental Health Law and Policy (3) *

Prerequisite: PSYC 790.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Deb Connolly
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7322, Burnaby
PSYC 836 - Forensic Assessment (3) *

Criminal and civil forensic assessment issues. Prerequisite: PSYC 790, 815.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Steve Hart
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7206, Burnaby

Clinical Neuropsychology Track

PSYC 806 - Advanced Topics in Assessment (3) *

Prerequisite: PSYC 820, 821, 822, 823, 824, or permission of the instructor.

PSYC 907B - Neurocognitive Disorders (3) *

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
G100 Allen Thornton
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 9054, Burnaby

ANAT 516-Functional Human Neuroanatomy: Central Nervous System (UBC)

Academic Requirements within the Graduate General Regulations

All graduate students must satisfy the academic requirements that are specified in the Graduate General Regulations, as well as the specific requirements for the program in which they are enrolled.