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Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development

 

The Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development (APHD) is a research-intensive
Department, boasting some of the finest, internationally-known 
scholars in their fields who teach
in our five graduate programs:

  • Child Study and Education (Teacher Education program)
  • Counselling and Clinical Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology 
  • Developmental Psychology and Education
  • School and Clinical Child Psychology. 

Our programs focus on basic and applied research pertaining to children, adolescents and adults.

Explore our graduate programs

Explore our 1-2 year programs

BECOME A

Teacher
Counsellor
University researcher
Psychological Associate
Global mental health specialist
Psychotherapist

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Explore our 4-6 year programs

BECOME A

Teacher
School psychologist
Early learning specialist
Clinical psychologist
Researcher
Psychotherapist

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Unique to our department are teaching intensive experiences within the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School and the OISE's Psychology Clinic that provide students with rich practical experiences to advance understanding and innovation. In addition, faculty research is supported by facilities within the Jackman Institute of Child Study, the Indigenous Education Network, and departmental laboratories. 

 

Learn about our clinical training programs


Clinical Training

 

The Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development is a hub for clinical psychology training at the University of Toronto. Our extensive training programs are designed to prepare students to successfully practice in a variety of clinical, counselling, hospital and school settings. 

 

 

 

Student life

students outside with brick backdrop

Our students are part of a supportive and diverse community of scholars. You'll have the opportunity to become involved in the student association, work with outstanding faculty, participate in cross-curricular learning, and more.

Access the Essential Guide for Graduate Students

(for new and returning students)  

Quick Links for Current students

"In this building 
full of people 
looking to make 
a difference, 
this is a great 
opportunity to 
be curious."

-Kimberly Kim, 
DPE MEd Student

 

Research at APHD

Check out the latest research funding deadlines and information below:
(Updated October 25, 2018)

Research Funding Opportunities

(for students and faculty)  

 

Lab Spotlight
 

Eunice Jang explains her research


Video: Eunice Jang speaks about developing innovative assessments to bring about changes to our classroom and learning context

More videos...

 

Graduate Student Highlight

 



Five APHD students were awarded the 2017 Certificate of Academic Excellence from the Canadian Psychological Association!

Congratulations to Natalie Kalb, Ilana Lockwood, Laura Gollino, Nicolas Weststrate and Mark Wade! 


Read more
 

 

News and events

 

APHD FACULTY IN THE NEWS
 

COLLOQUIUM SERIES 

Congratulations to APHD Professor Lana Stermac!

APHD professor Lana Stermac

Dr. Stermac received the 2018 Distinguished Member Award of the Section on Women and Psychology (SWAP) of the Canadian Psychological Association for her research and service contributions to women and psychology

 

Nov 28 APHD Colloquium ft. Dr. Felix WarnekenWednesday, November 28th
Dr. Felix Warneken,
University of Michigan

presents our monthly colloquium on the topic of Early Cooperation.

Join us - all are welcome!  

 

Full colloquium schedule