GRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAMS


A. MA IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

The MA in Clinical Psychology requires the completion of six FCEs (full course equivalents) over two years of study. Students must register in the following required courses:

(a) Psychology 5151 - Multivariate Statistics for Behavioural Research
(b) Psychology 5201 - Clinical Assessment Techniques
(c) Psychology 5271 - Ethical and Professional Issues
(d) Psychology 5551 - Clinical Interviewing
(e) Psychology 5571 - Psychotherapy
(f) Psychology 5901 - Master's Thesis
(g) One FCE elective at the graduate level
(h) Psychology 5600 - Research Seminar
(non-credit required course)
(i) Psychology 5091- Master's Practicum
(non-credit required course)

Note:
Not every course is offered each year. Typically, Psychology 5201, 5311, 5551, 5571, and 5600 will be offered every year while the remaining courses will be offered every second year. The thesis (Psychology 5901) is worth two FCEs, Psychology 5201 is one FCE, and Psychology 5151, 5271, 5551, and 5571 are each one-half FCE.

It is expected that the average student will take two years to complete the program. In addition to the Thesis and the Research Seminar students are expected to enroll in approximately 2 FCEs per year. Students are expected to have completed the thesis proposal and submitted it for ethics approval by the end of the summer of the first year. The Master's Practicum (Psychology 5091) will be taken in the summer of the second year of the program after students have successfully completed their MA course work (with the exception of the thesis defense).

 

B. MSC IN EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

1. The MSc in Experimental Psychology, General Experimental Stream, requires a master's thesis (two full course equivalents), a multivariate statistics course (half-course equivalent), plus four additional half courses from any of the courses listed under (c) below, plus an additional half course, for a total of five full course equivalents, and the research seminar (a non-credit required course). The program requires the following courses:

(a) Psychology 5901 - Master's Thesis
(b) Psychology 5151 - Multivariate Statistics for Behavioural Research
(c) Four half courses from those listed below:
Psychology 5110 - Interpersonal Behaviour and Psychopathology
Psychology 5111 - Cognitive Neuropsychology
Psychology 5130 - Social Cognition
Psychology 5471 - Psychopharmacology
Psychology 5475 - Behavioural Endocrinology
Psychology 5711 - Research Methods and Program Evaluation
Psychology 5731 - Special Topics in Psychology
Psychology 5751 - Topics in Biological Psychology
(d) One additional half course from those listed above, from the graduate courses listed under the Applied Health or Clinical streams, or from another Graduate Department at Lakehead, in consultation with the graduate supervisor.
(e) Psychology 5600 - Research Seminar (non-credit required course)

2. The MSc in Experimental Psychology, Applied Health Research Stream, requires a master's thesis with a Health related topic (two full course equivalents), a multivariate statistics, a research methods, a Health Psychology and a program evaluation course (half-course equivalents in each), plus two additional half courses, for a total of five full course equivalents, and the research seminar (a non-credit required course). The program requires the following courses:

(a) Psychology 5901 - Master's Thesis
(b) Psychology 5151 - Multivariate Statistics for Behavioural Research
(c) Psychology 5711 - Research Methods and Program Evaluation
(d) Psychology 5035 - Health Psychology
(e) Psychology 5250 - Evaluation in a Health and Social Service Context
(f) Two of:
Psychology 5110 - Interpersonal Behaviour and Psychopathology
Psychology 5111 - Cognitive Neuropsychology
Psychology 5130 - Social Cognition
Psychology 5211 - Psychogerontology
Psychology 5471 - Psychopharmacology
Psychology 5475 - Behavioural Endocrinology
Psychology 5731 - Special Topics in Psychology
Psychology 5751 - Topics in Biological Psychology
Psychology 6331 - Psychosocial Problems Across the Life Span
or a half-course selected with the permission of the department
(g) Psychology 5600 - Research Seminar (non-credit required course)


Note:
Applicants to the Experimental MSc program with or without Collaborative Specializations should be aware that this is not a degree that will lead to registration as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate in the Province of Ontario, or the title "Psychologist" in other provinces, and that this degree does not normally lead to direct admission to the PhD program in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University.

C. COLLABORATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM WITH SPECIALIZATION IN GERONTOLOGY

Students in the Clinical or Experimental Master's programs may apply for acceptance into the Collaborative Program with Specialization in Gerontology. They would take Gerontology 5710 - Research and Theory in Gerontology (half course equivalent) in place of a Psychology elective; they would participate in Gerontology 5790 - Gerontology Research Seminar (non-credit), and they would do a Master's Thesis in the area of gerontology. See the Specialization in Gerontology, page 271
for details.

D. COLLABORATIVE GRADUATE PROGRAM WITH SPECIALIZATION IN WOMEN'S STUDIES

The Department of Psychology offers a Specialization in Women's Studies to students registered in the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology program and in the Master of Science in Experimental Psychology program. See the Specialization in Women's Studies, page 272 for details.

 

E. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

The PhD in Clinical Psychology requires the completion of six FCEs over four years of full-time study in addition to PhD Practicum (Psychology 6090), Comprehensive Exams (Psychology 6811/6812), Internship (Psychology 6092), PhD Dissertation (Psychology 6901), and Research Seminar (Psychology 5600).

Non-credit courses are Psychology 6901 (Dissertation), Psychology 5600 (Research Seminar), Psychology 6090 (PhD Practicum), Psychology 6092 (Internship) and Psychology 6811/6812 (Comprehensive Exams). All other required and elective courses are one-half credit each.

PhD students in Years 1, 2 and 3 must register yearly in Psychology 6901 (PhD Dissertation) and Psychology 5600 (Research Seminar).

Students entering the PhD program with masters' degrees from other institutions may be required to complete additional courses; refer to the Note in the Admission Requirements for the PhD program on page 313.

PhD First and Second Year:
Students must take the following six required half-courses and additional six elective half-courses from the list of Cognate Areas (see Academic Regulations, PhD Degrees, Course Requirements, page 313):

(a) Psychology 5311 - Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
(b) Psychology 5711 - Research Methods and Program Evaluation
(c) Psychology 6211 - Psychopathology of the Adult
(d) Psychology 6231 - Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
(e) Psychology 6251 - Advanced Assessment Techniques
(f) Psychology 6751 - Cultural Issues for Clinical Psychologists

In addition, in accord with both CPA and APA guidelines, students must complete at least one graduate half-course in each of the following cognate areas: biological, cognitive/affective, social/developmental, and individual differences bases of behaviour. A given half-course can fulfill only one of these cognate requirements. Successful completion of an honours level undergraduate psychology thesis may be credited towards one applicable cognate area.

Note:
These courses are typically offered only every second year.

It is expected that students enroll in Psychology 6090 (PhD Practicum) in the spring/summer session of Year 1, Psychology 6811 (Clinical Practice Comprehensive Exam) at the beginning of the spring/summer session of Year 2, and Psychology 6812 (Science Comprehensive Exam) before the fall session of Year 3

 

PhD Third Year:
Completion of the Science Comprehensive Exam (Psychology 6812) and PhD Dissertation (Psychology 6901).

PhD Fourth Year:
Psychology 6092 (Internship)

Note:
Each student's program of study must be approved on an annual basis by the student's thesis advisor and by the Area Committee.

 

THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE PSYCHOLOGY

Students' clinical activities in regard to all client contact must be supervised by a Registered Psychologist. Under no circumstance may a student engage in unsupervised practice. Engaging in clinical activities that involve direct billing by the student of a client on a fee-for-service basis is strictly prohibited. A Masters degree in Psychology or a Doctoral degree in Psychology does not give the right to practice the profession of Psychology. In Canada, Professional Psychologists must be registered with the appropriate provincial authority, such as the College of Psychologists of Ontario. A person holding a Doctoral degree can be registered as a Psychologist. In Ontario, an individual with the appropriate Masters degree is eligible to apply to be registered as a Psychological Associate. The specific requirements for registration can be obtained from the College. Advice is also available from any of the registered clinical faculty in the department.


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