Clinical Program Resources
Education in research design and data analysis is provided through required
courses (PSYC 910, 911, 824), through participation in required research
and in MA thesis and PhD dissertation work. Additional elective courses
focused on special data problems are made available as need dictates. Students
have access to departmental research support of $300 at the MA
and $400 at the Ph.D. level for costs incurred for research material (i.e.,
testing materials, postage and other office materials). Most students and
faculty use standard personal computer-based statistical packages such
as SPSS-X. In
addition, students use the Psychology Department Microcomputer Lab which
houses 21 PIII 933Mhz machines running Windows 2000. Printing is supported
HP Laserjet 4000 N printers.
The departmental network provides several licensed statistical software
packages (SPSS, BMDP, Systat, Minitab, Lisrel and Mathcad), word processing
data processing programs, and graphic packages. Electronic mail, file transfer,
file and disk utilities are also provided. Academic Computing Services
provides additional microcomputer labs across campus and support services.
labs have computers accessible to both faculty and graduate students.
Projectors are available to support PowerPoint and slide presentations.
department is richly supplied with technical staff who can help with software
and hardware problems. Students normally receive office space in the research
laboratories of their supervisors. The Library has excellent resources including
online databases in psychology including PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES (full text
of APA and CPA journals), PsycBOOKS (full text of APA books), Mental
Measurements Yearbook, Humanities and Social Sciences
Index, Digital Dissertations and Web of Science. Interlibrary loans of books
and copies of articles are readily accessible through a network of academic
Clinical Training Resources
Financial, Academic, Counselling, and Other Support
Our program has an on-campus training clinic, the Clinical
Psychology Centre (CPC). The CPC is staffed with a full-time Director and Office Coordinator.
From the first year in the program students participate in a graduated
experience and training in the CPC. The CPC has a built-in audiovisual
system enabling multiple sessions to be recorded simultaneously. We have
portable audio and videotape recording equipment, and overhead and data
projectors for educational presentations. All but two of the therapy
rooms are equipped
with one-way mirrors for observation.
Clinical supervision for therapy and assessment work is provided both
by faculty and by off-campus Clinical Associates. In addition, a number
settings provide Practicum training at the MA level, and Senior Practicum
training in the PhD program. Students apply for CPA- and APA-accredited
Please see the main Psychology Department website for information general
to Psychology, and the main University website for information
about university-wide resources. In the Psychology Department, all new
students are eligible to apply for Teaching Assistantships for five semesters in both the MA and
PhD programs (in 2009, $5,474 per semester for MA students
semester for PhD students). In addition, new students with a minimum 3.5 GPA receive
Graduate Fellowship of $6,250 in their entering year, normally taken
Our students are competitive and approximately 50% are successful
in receiving external national scholarships and fellowships (SSHRC,
NSERC, CIHR, etc.).
About 20% of our students receive funding through Research Assistantships.