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Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development

Looking to further your education? Come out to our Master of Education Open House on Saturday February 24, 2018 and learn about our professional graduate programs. Register today.



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, Counselling and Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Education, and School and Clinical Child Psychology. Our programs focus on basic and applied research pertaining to children, adolescents and adults.

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APHD Researchers meet with Ministry of Education

How does anxiety affect math performance and what can we do about it? APHD's Emotion Learning Optimization lab researchers led by Earl Woodruff and Jim Hewitt met with the Ontario Ministry of Education to discuss connections between math & well-being.

APHD Researchers meet with Ministry of Education

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Explore our graduate programs

Explore our 1-2 year programs


University researcher
Psychological Associate
Global mental health specialist

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Explore our 4-6 year programs


School psychologist
Early learning specialist
Clinical psychologist

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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.

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"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

Lab Spotlight

Becky Chen talks about her research


Becky Chen speaks about her research interests and expertise in children's langauge and literacy development 

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Graduate Student Highlight

Natania Marcus - CCP graduate studentCongratulations to Natania Marcus, CCP student who recently received the the prestigious CIHR Institute of Gender and Health's "Hacking the Knowledge Gap Trainee Award for Innovative Thinking to Support LGBTQI2S Health and Wellness"


News and events




How Play-Based Learning Can Support Your Child's Learning & Development

Article featuring Kang Lee - APHD Researcher

APHD by Prof. Angela Pyle of the Play Learning Lab and Prof. Charles Pascal contributed to this exciting new series that highlights the ways play-based learning can support your child's learning & development

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Master of Education Open House


APHD faculty Jeffrey Ansloos


Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Registration at 9am

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Teaching for critical literacy using an inquiry-based frame: A pedagogical analysis of teachers' work


Cornelia Hamann

by Dr. Yiola Cleovoulou, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Wed. Feb 28, 2018 12:30-2:00pm
OISE, Room 9-105
 This event will also be webcast    

See the full colloquium schedule