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Students whose plans include preparation for professional practice in psychology should note that the practice of psychology in the province of Ontario is regulated under the Statute Law of Ontario. Graduation from a master’s program or from any graduate program in psychology does not, in itself, qualify a person to practice as a psychological associate.

The College of Psychologists of Ontario regulates the professional practice of psychology in Ontario and examines candidates for registration as psychological associates.

The SCCP MA is designed to meet the academic requirements for registration as a psychological associate.

The SCCP PhD is designed to meet the academic requirements for registration as a psychologist.

The PhD in Clinical and Counselling Psychology is designed to meet the academic requirements for registration as a psychologist.

At the discretion of the College, courses other than those required by the program may be required for certification; necessary substitutions should be discussed with the student’s faculty advisor. These two programs are the only programs in APHD that lead to such qualifications.

Students are strongly encouraged to refer to the Directory of Registered Psychologists in Ontario. A reference copy is available from the SCCP Program Liaison, Diana Robinson. Requirements of programs eligible for registration as a psychological associate are published as an appendix in this directory.