About the School & Clinical Child Psychology Program
A central feature of the SCCP program is that we are training candidates to become competent in school psychology and clinical psychology with an emphasis on children, youth, and families.
We are convinced that integrated training in school and clinical psychology facilitates the development of highly competent psychologists who work very effectively in both school and mental health settings.
Development, Diversity, and Ecology
We believe that students must:
- have a solid understanding of normal development
- appreciate the diverse individual learning, social, and emotional needs and behaviours of children and adolescents
- understand that these needs and behaviours must be understood within the larger context of the family, the school, and the social and cultural environment in which they live
This framework specifies a systemic approach to assessment and intervention, in which the educational and emotional needs of children and youth are seen as intertwined. We are training students to become leaders in facilitating system change in academic, policy, school, clinical, and research settings.
Students who graduate from the SCCP program typically work as:
- school psychologists in publicly funded school systems
- clinical psychologists in hospital settings, community/children’s mental health centres, or private practice
- clinical researchers or faculty in academic settings