Graduate Program in Counselling and Clinical Psychology

The Counselling and Clinical Psychology program offers studies leading to the MA and PhD degrees. It is offered by the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development (OISE) and the Department of Psychological Clinical Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC). This graduate program is intended for students seeking to pursue careers in research, teaching and clinical practice. At the time of application, students will be required to identify a preference for a specific field and for a potential supervisor with whom they would work if admitted to the program. The program has two fields: Clinical Psychology housed primarily at UTSC; Clinical and Counselling Psychology housed primarily at OISE.

Clinical Psychology

The field in Clinical Psychology is housed primarily in the Department of Psychological Clinical Science at UTSC. Clinical Psychology is the psychological science concerned with the assessment and treatment of individuals with mental disorders. This field within the Counselling and Clinical Psychology Program builds on the research strengths of the UTSC faculty in personality and neuropsychological assessment, and mindfulness-based approaches to the treatment of mental disorders. A unifying theme of the core faculty is its expertise in state-of-the-science methods of assessment and intervention, and neuroimaging-based approaches to the study of mental disorders.

Clinical and Counselling Psychology

The field in Clinical and Counselling Psychology is housed primarily in the OISE Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development. This field is based on a bio-psycho-social model with an emphasis on diversity. It shares an emphasis with the Clinical Psychology field on assessment and the treatment of psychopathology in adults and adolescents.