The specific mission of the School and Clinical Child Psychology (SCCP) program is to provide students with theoretical, research, and professional training in preparation for leadership in psychological practice with children, adolescents and families in school, mental health, private practice, and research settings. Leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, the program is designed to provide professional training in psychological assessment, therapy and other psychosocial and instructional interventions, professional consultation, and prevention.
Opportunities are available for research and professional work with infants, young children, adolescents, adults, and families. The degrees are intended to meet the academic requirements of the College of Psychologists of Ontario for registration as a Psychological Associate (MA) or Psychologist (PhD).
The curriculum of the SCCP program is designed to establish a strong foundation of core knowledge and skills early in the program, with students free to specialize later on. The program reflects a mix of courses and training opportunities.
A systemic approach is the basis for the training that is provided in assessment and intervention. The knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of school psychology and clinical child psychology overlap considerably, and experience in school and clinical settings complement and enhance each other. Therefore, over the course of the program of study, students are required to undertake practica in both school and clinical child settings.
School and Clinical Child Psychology - MA, PhD