Clinical Program Administrative Regulations, Policies and Procedures
Graduate regulations of the University and the Psychology Department are
printed in the University Calendar. Additional information on administrative
and procedures in the Psychology Department is provided in the Psychology
Department Graduate Student Handbook and in a special handbook for students
in the clinical
program. Students’ degree requirements are those in the Calendar
in the year of entry into the program.
The Clinical Program has a formal administrative structure within the Department,
in that it is an identified Program with specific admission and graduation
requirements. It is under the supervision of the Clinical Program Committee,
and is the overall
responsibility of the Director of Clinical Training (DCT). The chief administrative
officer for the program is the Graduate Program Assistant.
The Clinical Program Committee consists of all clinical faculty, the Director
of the Clinical Psychology Centre, and two student representatives elected
graduate students in the program. Committee meetings are chaired by
the DCT, and the Program
Assistant serves as secretary to the committee. It normally meets the
first Thursday of each month. Meetings are of two types, Open, and Closed.
meetings deal with program issues, regulations, and policy matters.
All students are
welcome to attend Open meetings, where the student representatives
have a voice and vote on motions before the Committee.
Business concerning individuals is handled in Closed meetings attended only
by clinical faculty members and the
Director. Clinical faculty members and students also participate
in specialty Area meetings
that may include program and course administration issues as well as
Area research. All formal program changes from the Clinical Program Committee
the Psychology Graduate Studies Committee, the Department, the Faculty
of Arts & Sciences' Graduate Studies Committee, the Senate Committee on Graduate
Studies, and the
Ethical and Professional Behaviour
Standing in the program is contingent upon maintenance of satisfactory performance
in: a) course-work, b) thesis work, c) practicum skills development, and d) adherence
to professional ethical standards (CPA Code of Ethics, APA Ethical Principles, and
CPBC Code of Conduct)
as evaluated in the annual review of student progress. Unsatisfactory academic progress
and/or violations of the ethical codes (including, e.g., dishonesty,
boundary violations) may lead to a requirement to withdraw from the