Psychology Courses

Description: A detailed consideration of selected issues in Psychological statistics. Topics include parametric and non-parametric techniques, analysis of variance, power of statistical tests, and hypothesis testing.

Component(s): Lecture; Laboratory

Description: A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in clinical and health psychology is presented and discussed.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in clinical and health psychology is presented and discussed.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in cognitive science is presented and discussed.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in cognitive science is presented and discussed.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in human development and developmental processes is presented and discussed.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in human development and developmental processes is presented and discussed.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in behavioural neuroscience is presented and discussed.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar in which current research of faculty and students in behavioural neuroscience is presented and discussed.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: The student must submit a thesis on a topic relating to one or more of the areas of research specialization of the department (Behavioural Neuroscience, Clinical and Health Research, Human Development and Developmental Processes, and Cognitive Science) chosen in consultation with his or her thesis supervisor. Topics must be approved by a committee of the department. The thesis shall be read and graded by the student's thesis director and by at least two other scholars, one of whom may be an outside examiner.

Component(s): Thesis Research

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students must have completed an undergraduate course in psychopathy or equivalent prior to enrolling.

Description: This seminar deals with historical and current approaches to the study of psychopathology, including critical evaluation of empirical findings in selected areas. Contemporary models of personality and their links with normal and maladaptive functioning are also reviewed. Classification systems, including the current revision of the APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, are critically evaluated.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PSYC 700; The following course must be completed concurrently: PSYC 706. If prerequisites are not satisfied, permission of the Director of Clinical Training is required.

Description: This course provides a foundation in evidence-based assessment, with an emphasis on psychometrics, intellectual and neurocognitive testing, and appropriate test use. Students develop functional competencies to critically evaluate, judiciously select, intelligently use, and insightfully interpret existing assessment measures. Topics may include psychometrics and measurement theory, technical and methodological principles of testing, norms and standardization, sources of measurement error, test development, and test evaluation. Students learn about special assessment issues, including cultural, socioeconomic, ethical, and legal issues related to standardized measures of intellectual and neurocognitive abilities, test bias/fairness, and best practices in testing persons from diverse backgrounds.

Component(s): Lecture

Notes:
  • A practicum in assessment techniques (PSYC 706) is typically taken in conjunction with this course.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PSYC 700.

Description: This course highlights evidence-based psychological treatments with a focus on cognitive and behavioural therapies. Topics may include the history of cognitive and behavioural approaches, the theory and research underpinning these approaches, and intervention strategies and techniques for mental health problems, especially mood and anxiety disorders. The course includes discussions of using these approaches across the lifespan, and may employ case examples to illustrate how different problems may benefit from different psychological and psychopharmacological treatment approaches.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PSYC 703.

Description: This course examines psychotherapeutic principles, approaches, and empirical evidence in the context of multi-individual therapy and interventions (e.g., couple, family, group, organization, community, or cultural context). Critical evaluation of empirical findings in selected areas is also reviewed. Practice guidelines, scope of practice and standards of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ) and the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), where relevant, are studied and discussed in relation to each topic, as appropriate.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously or concurrently: PSYC 7201.

Description: Students participate in case supervision, observe and/or assist with clients in therapy, and attend case conferences at the training clinic in the Department of Psychology.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: PSYC 700

Description: This practicum focuses on the development of interpersonal competencies and interviewing skills and on the utilization of standardized tools to assess personality and psychopathology. Techniques for administration, interpretation and report-writing of specific test batteries suitable for adults and children/adolescents are emphasized.

Component(s): Seminar; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed concurrently: PSYC 701.

Description: This practicum focuses on the development of interpersonal competencies and evaluation skills and on the utilization of standardized tools to assess intellectual and cognitive functioning. Techniques for administration, interpretation and report writing of specific test batteries suitable for adults and children/adolescents are emphasized.

Component(s): Seminar; Laboratory

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PSYC 705. The following course must be completed concurrently: PSYC 7202.

Description: Students are responsible for the assessment and treatment of selected adult, child and/or adolescent clients of the training clinic in the Department of Psychology under faculty member supervision.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously PSYC 705. The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: PSYC 7202.

Description: Students are responsible for the assessment and treatment of selected adult clients of the training clinic in the Department of Psychology under faculty member supervision.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously PSYC 705. The following courses must be completed previously or concurrently: PSYC 7202.

Description: Students are responsible for the assessment and treatment of selected child and/or adolescent clients of the training clinic in the Department of Psychology under faculty member supervision.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 704; PSYC 706; PSYC 707; PSYC 7202. Permission of the Director of Practica is required.

Description: This course is an introductory external practicum with adult, child, and/or adolescent clients in an applied setting approved by the Director of Practica (e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres) and conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 704; PSYC 706; PSYC 707; PSYC 7202. Permission of the Director of Practica is required.

Description: This course is an introductory external practicum with adult clients in an applied setting approved by the Director of Practica (e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres) and conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 704; PSYC 706; PSYC 707; PSYC 7202. Permission of the Director of Practica is required.

Description: This course is an introductory external practicum with child and/or adolescent clients in an applied setting approved by the Director of Practica (e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres) and conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: This general seminar deals with basic theoretical and research issues in Psychology. Topics are drawn from a wide range of areas in Psychology including perceptual and cognitive processes, learning, motivation, and psycho-pathology. Issues are considered with respect to developmental, physiological and social approaches. Students who have received credit for PSYC 602 may not take this course for credit.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: This seminar on theory and research focuses on human development and developmental processes. Subject matter will vary from term to term and from year to year. Students may re-register for this course, provided that the course content has changed. Change in content will be indicated by the letter following the course number.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: In this course, the main aspects of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ) Code of Ethics, and fundamental ethical standards for the practice of psychology are reviewed. Topics may include privacy and confidentiality, informed consent, record keeping, working with children/adolescents and other vulnerable populations, and handling emergency situations (e.g., suicidality, homicidality). Ethical considerations for clinical research are also discussed.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 7201.

Description: In this seminar, ethical and professional issues in clinical psychology are considered via the discussion of case presentations, ethical dilemmas, and relevant jurisprudence. The Codes of Ethics of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ), and of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) serve as the framework for resolving ethical dilemmas associated with topics related to dual relationships, duty to protect/duty to warn, professional competence, diversity, labelling and stigma, and special issues related to consultation, third party payers, and other professionals.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: This seminar provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an integrative or selected area of psychology outside the department’s major areas of specialization. It may be offered as a seminar, tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course multiple times provided that the course content has changed.

Component(s): Lecture; Seminar

Description: This seminar provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in a selected area of psychology. It may be offered as a seminar, tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course multiple times provided that the course content has changed.

Description: This course provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an area of clinical and/or health psychology. It may be offered as a seminar, tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course multiple times provided that the course content has changed.

Component(s): Lecture; Seminar

Description: This course provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an area of cognitive science. It may be offered as a seminar, tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course multiple times provided that the course content has changed.

Component(s): Lecture; Seminar

Description: This course provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an area of human development and developmental processes. It may be offered as a seminar, tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course multiple times provided that the course content has changed.

Component(s): Lecture; Seminar

Description: This course provides an advanced treatment of specialized research literature in an area of behavioural neuroscience. It may be offered as a seminar, tutorial or directed reading course, or in any other format, subject to approval of the program director. Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course multiple times provided that the course content has changed.

Component(s): Lecture; Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PSYC 601.

Description: Building upon material presented in PSYC 601, this course covers latent variable analyses and multivariate procedures, including factor analysis, structural equation modelling, multiple group models, and multilevel modelling.

Component(s): Lecture; Laboratory

Description: This course, normally taken annually during the graduate clinical diploma, ensures that students meet the standard of competency in interpersonal relations (as stipulated by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ)). Over the course of the year, students have the opportunity to showcase their professionalism, responsiveness to supervision, independence, critical evaluation of course and practical material, and to demonstrate the skills expected of someone planning to be a clinical psychologist. Evaluation takes place at the annual review of clinical students.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A seminar attended by all doctoral students in which specific research proposals and related theoretical issues and methodological problems are presented for discussion by students and participating faculty.

Component(s): Seminar

Description: A continuation of PSYC 801.

Component(s): Lecture; Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 700.

Description: This course provides an advanced analysis of issues in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders across the full range of adulthood. Specific topics differ from year to year.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 700.

Description: The aim of this course is to highlight recent scientific advances in child/ adolescent mental health and the identification, etiology, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in childhood and adolescence. This course focuses on the origins and developmental course of childhood psychopathology, with special attention to putative causal processes, risk and protective factors. Practice guidelines, scope of practice and standards of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ) and of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), where relevant, are studied and discussed in relation to each topic.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 703.

Description: This course provides an in-depth investigation of one or more advanced themes relevant to psychological interventions with adults. Theory, empirical considerations, and clinical applications are discussed. The relation of topics to practice guidelines, scope of practice, and standards of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ), and of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) are included, where relevant. Specific topics differ from year to year.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 703.

Description: This course provides an in-depth investigation of one or more advanced themes relevant to psychological interventions with children and adolescents. Theory, empirical considerations, and clinical applications are discussed. The relation of topics to practice guidelines, scope of practice, and standards of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec (OPQ), and of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) are included where relevant. Specific topics differ from year to year.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 708 or PSYC 709 or PSYC 710.

Description: Advanced students are expected to begin to define clinical interests and treatment methods consistent with their career goals. They receive the appropriate clinical experience and supervision in this practicum (e.g., working with children, adolescents, adults, working with clients who present particular types of problems).

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 708 or PSYC 709 or PSYC 710.

Description: Advanced students are expected to begin to define clinical interests and treatment methods consistent with their career goals. They receive the appropriate clinical experience and supervision in this practicum working with adult clients, e.g., working with a particular orientation and/or with particular types of problems.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 708 or PSYC 709 or PSYC 710.

Description: Advanced students are expected to begin to define clinical interests and treatment methods consistent with their career goals. They receive the appropriate clinical experience and supervision in this practicum working with child and/or adolescent clients and families, e.g., working with a particular orientation and/or with particular types of problems.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PSYC 823 or PSYC 824 or PSYC 825. Permission of the Director of Clinical Training is required.

Description: This course is a specialized practicum for advanced students involving clinical experience with adult, child, and/or adolescent clients under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PSYC 823 or PSYC 824 or PSYC 825. Permission of the Director of Clinical Training is required.

Description: This course is a specialized practicum for advanced students involving clinical experience with adult clients under supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following course must be completed previously: PSYC 823 or PSYC 824 or PSYC 825. Permission of the Director of Clinical Training is required.

Description: This course is a specialized practicum for advanced students involving clinical experience with child and/or adolescent clients under supervision of a licensed psycholgist.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 708 or PSYC 709 or PSYC 710. The following courses must be completed concurrently: PSYC 711 or PSYC 712 or PSYC 713.

Description: This seminar provides an advanced treatment of issues in current psychological theory and research that are relevant to clinical practice, e.g., causal models and their assumptions, legal and ethical issues, classification by state, trait, and situational context; brain-behaviour relations; mental health consultation; models of clinical supervision; competency-based supervision; and ethics and best practice in clinical supervision. The aims are to foster in students a) how to regularly review of clinically relevant literature; b) a critical perspective regarding current clinical practice and supervision practices; c) practical knowledge of the guidelines and criteria for optimal assessment and treatment decisions tailored to the needs of clients; and d) an understanding of the expansive consultation roles of clinical psychologists taking place within the context of multidisciplinary health care and systems of care.

Component(s): Seminar

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 711 or PSYC 712 or PSYC 713. Permission of the Director of Practica is required.

Description: This course is a senior external practicum with adult, child, and/or adolescent clients in an applied setting (e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres), conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Component(s): Seminar; Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 711 or PSYC 712 or PSYC 713 Permission of the Director of Practica is required. .

Description: This course is a senior external practicum with adult clients in an applied setting (e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres), conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Component(s): Lecture; Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 711 or PSYC 712 or PSYC 713. Permission of the Director of Practica is required.

Description: This course is a senior external practicum with child and/or adolescent clients in an applied setting (e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres), conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Component(s): Seminar; Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 838 or PSYC 839 or PSYC 840. Permission of the Director of Practica is required.

Description: This course is a senior external practicum with adult, child, and/or adolescent clients in an applied setting (e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres), conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 838 or PSYC 839 or PSYC 840. Permission of the Director of Practica is required.

Description: This course is a senior external practicum with adult clients in an applied setting (e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres), conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 838 or PSYC 839 or PSYC 840. Permission of the Director of Practica is required.

Description: This course is a senior external practicum with child and/or adolescent clients in an applied setting (e.g., hospitals, clinics, schools, community and rehabilitation centres), conducted under the supervision of licensed psychologists.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Description: This seminar provides the opportunity for faculty and students working in clinical and health psychology to present and discuss their current research.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 4 times provided that the course content has changed.

Description: This seminar provides the opportunity for faculty and students working in cognitive science to present and discuss their current research.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 4 times provided that the course content has changed.

Description: This seminar provides the opportunity for faculty and students working on human development and developmental processes to present and discuss their current research.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 4 times provided that the course content has changed. Changes in content are indicated by the letter following the course number, e.g. PSYC 846A, PSYC 846B.

Description: This seminar provides the opportunity for faculty and students working in behavioural neuroscience to present and discuss their current research.

Component(s): Seminar

Notes:
  • Subject matter varies from term to term and from year to year. Students may register for this course up to 4 times provided that the course content has changed.

Description: This practicum is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their research skills by such activities as learning new experimental and technical approaches, developing instruments or computer programs to support research, developing expertise in advanced statistical methods, or other equivalent activities.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Description: This practicum is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their research skills by such activities as learning new experimental and technical approaches, developing instruments or computer programs to support research, developing expertise in advanced statistical methods, or other equivalent activities.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Permission of PhD Program Director is required.

Description: This practicum is designed to train students in the teaching of research techniques. Under supervision, the student is responsible for training an apprentice in specialized experimental skills or research techniques that may include advanced statistical methods, or other equivalent activities. Prior to beginning the work, students submit a detailed outline of the planned teaching activities to be approved by the program director.

Component(s): Lecture

Description: Students are required to write a comprehensive examination within 12 months of being admitted for the degree. The examination is in two parts, one dealing with general issues and the other with the candidate’s area of specialization.

Component(s): Lecture

Prerequisite/Corequisite:

The following courses must be completed previously: PSYC 838 or PSYC 839 or PSYC 840. Permission of the Director of Clinical Training is required.

Description: The pre-doctoral internship consists of the equivalent of 12 months full-time employment (2000 hours) under qualified supervision in an applied setting approved by the Director of Clinical Training. The internship is usually done after completion of course requirements, and after data collection and analysis, and a draft of the doctoral thesis have been completed.

Component(s): Practicum/Internship/Work Term

Description: The research is undertaken within one or more of the areas of research specialization of the department (Behavioural Neuroscience, Clinical and Health Research, Human Development and Developmental Processes, and Cognitive Science) under the supervision of a faculty member. The thesis is expected to make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge. The content and form of the thesis must be approved by a departmental committee prior to submission to the School of Graduate Studies.

Component(s): Thesis Research

Description: This course, taken annually during the graduate clinical doctorate, ensures that students meet the domain of competency in interpersonal relations (as stipulated by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec), as well as providing an opportunity for students to showcase their professionalism, responsiveness to supervision, independence, critical evaluation of course and practical material, and to demonstrate the skills expected of someone planning to be a clinical psychologist. Evaluations take place at the annual review of clinical students.

Component(s): Seminar

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