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Areas of Specialization > Clinical Psychology

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The Clinical Area offers opportunities to engage in clinically-relevant research in psychotherapy process and outcomes, neuropsychology, health psychology and personality.

The Clinical Area prides itself on excellence in research—with over $4 million currently held in external research funding.

The Clinical Area values the development of clinical skills by offering a variety of theoretical and technical approaches to psychological treatment and assessment and training through our in-house Psychology Training Clinic, and external practica and internships. Students who are interested in specialized training in clinical neuropsychology can apply to the Clinical Neuropsychology stream after admitted to the Clinical Area.

All faculty, adjunct faculty, and applied practicum supervisors serving as supervisors in clinical practicum and internship training, are members of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Prior to completion of this Area's PhD, students are required to demonstrate:

  • Competence in research into clinically relevant problems. In addition to course requirements, this Area relies heavily on an apprenticeship system. Each student works closely with his or her supervisor and psychologists practicing in a wide range of internship settings for an interactive enhancement of both the academic and practical aspects of the student's educational experience.
  • Competence with a reasonable sample of cognitive, personality, behavioural, neuropsychological and psychometric techniques of assessment.
  • Competence with a reasonable sample of cognitive, behavioural, experiential, interpersonal and psychodynamic systems of psychotherapy.

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data

For more information about the Clinical Area, contact the Area Coordinator, Dr. Jill Rich

Students who are interested in specialized training in clinical neuropsychology can apply to the Clinical Neuropsychology stream after being admitted to the Clinical area.

Please read the program area's handbook.

To apply online, please see the Graduate Studies web page.

The Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The date of the last accreditation for CPA was 2016.

Faculty Members in the Clinical Area

Areas of Specialization

Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Sciences
Clinical Developmental
Developmental Science
Historical, Theoretical and Critical Studies of Psychology
Quantitative Methods
Social and Personality

Updated on February 12th, 2018.