Clinical Psychology

graphic representing Clinical Psychology

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.

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

For more information about the Clinical Area, please contact the Area Coordinator Dr. Jennifer Mills. For admissions queries, please email

To apply online, please visit How to Apply.

The Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The date of the last accreditation by CPA was in 2016 for a period of 7 years.

Contact Information for the CPA Accreditation Office:

Stewart Madon, Ph.D., C.Psych.,
Registrar, Accreditation Panel

Tel: 613-237-2144 ext. 333

141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3



  • Faculty Members in the Clinical Area.

Clinical area faculty

First row left to right: Dr. Joel Goldberg,Dr, Jeffrey Wardell,Dr. Jill Rich,Dr. Karen Fergus. Second row: Dr. John Eastwood,Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum, Dr. Jennifer S Mills, Dr. Henny Westra, Third row; Dr. Matthew Keough, Dr. Myriam Mongrain, Dr, Joel Katz, Dr. Alberta Pos, Fourth row; Dr. Skye Fitzpatrick, Dr. Kristina Gicas. (Photo of Dr. Gary Turner is unavailable)

  • 2021 Student Award Winners, Clinical Psychology Graduate Program.

Award for Outstanding Doctoral Research in Clinical Health Psychology:

  • Brittany Rosenbloom

Graduate Student Award in Clinical Neuropsychology:

  • Iris Yusupov
  • Bri Darboh

Norman Endler Research Fellowship:

  • Julia Halilova

Student Excellence Award:

  • Sara Pishdadian