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Applied Psychology &  Human Development

Counselling & Clinical Psychology (CCP)

The Counselling and Clinical Psychology Program Structure:

The Counselling and Clinical Psychology Program comprises two fields*:

1. Clinical and Counselling Psychology (MA, PhD) offered by OISE (described below).

2. Clinical Psychology (MA, PhD) offered by University of Toronto at Scarborough (UTSC). The field in Clinical Psychology is offered primarily by the Department of Psychological Clinical Science at UTSC. Applicants to this field will be required to submit a separate online application from OISE graduate programs. For complete information, please visit: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/psych/clinical-psychology
Email: clinical-psych@utsc.utoronto.ca   

* A field is an identified area of specialization or area of study in a graduate degree program that is related to distinct, demonstrable and collective strengths of the program’s faculty members.

Clinical and Counselling Psychology Field at OISE (MA, PhD)

Chair:  Dr. Jeanne Watson jeanne.watson@utoronto.ca

Liaison:  Todd Will todd.will@utoronto.ca

Faculty: Dr. Charles Chen; Dr. Joseph Roy Gillis; Dr. Abby Goldstein; Dr. Roy Moodley; Dr. Marg Schneider; Dr. Judy SilverDr. Lana Stermac; Dr. Jeanne Watson

The Clinical and Counselling Psychology field at OISE prepares students to be scientist-practitioners in the area of counselling and clinical psychology. The field provides students with a firm foundation in both research and clinical skills and develops an understanding and appreciation for the dialectical relationship between the scientific and professional practice of psychology. The content areas include: counselling and psychotherapy interventions, psychological assessment and diagnosis, cognitive/affective foundations, social foundations, biological foundations, advanced research methods and the history and systems of psychology.

Students whose plans include preparation for professional psychological practice should note that the professional practice of psychology in Ontario is regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). It is students’ responsibility to ensure that their educational background meets the requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. For further information, contact CPO http://www.cpo.on.ca directly.

For further information about the Clinical and Counselling Psychology field, please consult the 2016-17 CCP Program Guidelines

Master of Arts
This MA degree is designed for applicants interested in working as researchers or practitioners in a variety of psychological and educational settings. The field enables students to apply for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychological Associate. The MA is normally full-time. Limited part-time and flexible options are available.

Doctor of Philosophy
The principal emphasis of the PhD degree is the development of research and theoretical knowledge in counselling and clinical psychology, assessment skills, and knowledge and training in professional issues. The degree is normally full-time. Limited part-time and flexible options are available.

The pre-existing PhD in Counselling Psychology at OISE was re-accredited in 2010-2011 for a 5 year term by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The PhD program field will be seeking re-accreditation as Clinical and Counselling Psychology in the near future.

For more information on the Canadian Psychological Association contact:

Canadian Psychological Association
141 Laurier Avenue West
Suite 702
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5J3