Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology
Faculty of Arts

Graduate Degree in Psychology – Clinical Psychology Stream (MA and PhD)

Information accurate as of: April 20th 2017. Retrieved from the Department of Psychology’s website. For further details, please visit: http://psych.ubc.ca/graduate/

Clinical Psychology 01

(Credit: UBC Department of Psychology)

The graduate degree programs in Clinical Psychology advance the study of clinical science. Broadly, this includes:

  • The promotion of adaptive functioning
  • The assessment, understanding, amelioration, and prevention of human problems in behaviour, affect, cognition or health
  • The application of knowledge in ways consistent with scientific evidence.

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association. Students in the Clinical Program are also required to complete a year-long accredited clinical internship.

The Department of Psychology offers a several other streams (Behavioural Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Developmental, Health Psychology, Quantitative Methods, and Social/Personality Psychology) under the MA in Psychology. Those MA students continuing on to PhD work in the Clinical Psychology stream will receive accreditation by the Canadian Psychological Association.

Note: Although students are initially admitted to the MA degree program, we do not admit students who are capable of doing only MA level work. Successful applicants are those with the potential to complete the PhD program.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Psychology: The prerequisite to the MA program is a four-year BA or BSc with a major or honours in Psychology.
  • Minimum GPA: Students should have at least an 80% (or a GPA of 3.5) average in the last two years of undergraduate courses.
  • Note: Although students are initially admitted to the MA degree program, we do not admit students who are capable of doing only MA level work. Successful applicants are those with the potential to complete the PhD program.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Demonstrated Professional and Clinical Skills: Admission preference is given to those with interest in the scientific basis of clinical psychology as well as practice. Students in the Clinical Program need to have demonstrated sufficient professional and clinical skills.
  • Master's Degree (or equivalent): a master's degree in Psychology or a related area, with clear evidence of research ability or potential. Students with non-psychology master's degrees may be eligible for provisional status at the Department's discretion.
  • Criminal Record Check: Offers of admission to the Clinical program are contingent upon applicants consenting to and passing the criminal records.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume: All applicants must provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) or resume detailing their academic and work history, noting any additional relevant experience such as courses, presentations, publications, and volunteer work.
  • GRE: All applicants should take both the General and the Subject components of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The General GRE is required and the Psychology subject-test GRE is recommended but not required.
  • Statement of Interest: As part of the online application, all applicants must provide a detailed statement of their interests and objectives in psychology.

Applications to graduate programs in the Department of Psychology are open from September 1st-December 1st. The deadline to submit letters of reference is December 15th.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Department of Psychology’s Application Procedures page for more information.

Aboriginal Students who are thinking of applying to the Clinical Psychology program and have questions can contact Lynn Alden (lalden@psych.ubc.ca), the Director of Clinical Training who can discuss the application process with you.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Lynn Alden
Professor
Department of Psychology
The University of British Columbia
2136 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Tel: 604 822-2198
Tel (alt): 604 822-9037
Email: lalden@psych.ubc.ca

Psychology
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

UBC-O Graduate Degree in Clinical Psychology (MA and PhD)

Information accurate as of: April 20th 2017. Retrieved from the Okanagan Department of Psychology’s website. For further details, please visit: http://psyo.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html

Clinical Psychology 02

(Credit: UBC Department of Psychology)

The graduate program in Clinical Psychology is designed for students with a background in psychology or related behavioural and health sciences. It provides students with opportunities for advanced scholarship and professional growth in the context of a research-intensive program, preparing graduates for careers in research, teaching, and clinical practice.

The Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are awarded to those students who acquire a detailed knowledge of the current research findings in their area of specialization, a knowledge of the concepts and issues in other selected areas of psychology, and experience in the conduct of original research of high quality.
Note: As a new program that launched in 2012, the Clinical Psychology Program have not yet been accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). The Department is planning to submit its self-study plan in the Fall of 2017 with a site visit and hopes to be accredited by April 2018.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Previous Degree: MA applicants will normally have an Honours degree (or an undergraduate degree and equivalent research experience) in psychology or a related area. PhD applicants should have a master's degree in Psychology or a related area, with clear evidence of research ability or potential. Exceptional students may be admitted directly to the PhD degree program with only an Honours degree.
  • Prerequisite Coursework: Previous degree must include course work in statistics and research methods.
  • Prospective Supervisor: No applicant will be admitted to the program until a faculty member of the Psychology Department has agreed to supervise the thesis research; thus, applicants are strongly urged to identify and contact a potential research supervisor prior to applying.

Note: Admission to the MA in Psychology program for clinical students is restricted to those who intend to continue on to the PhD and who have an overall average of at least 80% in their last 60 credits.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: General Application to the College of Graduate Studies with application fees paid.
  • Supplementary Application: Graduate Studies in Psychology Supplementary Application
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • GRE Scores: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. The general GRE scores are required and the psychology scores are recommended.
  • Letter of Intent: A letter of intent describing research interests and plans.
  • Criminal Record Check: Post-secondary students working with vulnerable adults and/or children as part of a practicum must submit to and pass a criminal record check, per the Criminal Records Review Act. As such, offers of admission for the Clinical program are conditional upon applicants consenting to and passing a criminal records check as administered by the British Columbia Criminal Records Review Program.

Applicants to graduate programs in Clinical Psychology should submit their application materials by December 1st.

The College of Graduate Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus provides a list of Application & Admission Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Clinical Psychology Program’s Graduate Admissions page for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Marlis Wecels
Graduate Program Liaison - Psychology Department
University of British Columbia - Okanagan
3187 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Tel: (250) 807-8241
Email: psych.gradstudies.ok@ubc.ca
Web: http://psyo.ok.ubc.ca/graduate.html

Psychology
Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

Graduate Degree in Psychological Science (MA and PhD)

Information accurate as of: April 20th 2017. Retrieved from the Okanagan Department of Psychology’s website. For further details, please visit: http://psyo.ok.ubc.ca/welcome.html

Clinical Psychology 03 UBC-O

(Credit: Martin Dee / UBC Communications & Marketing)

The graduate degree programs in Psychological Science (formerly known as Experimental Psychology) offers opportunities to pursue graduate studies in the following research areas: abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, cognitive psychology (i.e., attention, creativity, cultural evolution, laterality & hemispheric interaction), forensic psychology, happiness & well-being, health psychology, personality psychology, and social psychology.

The primary aim of the program is to provide students with the skills and experience necessary to conduct psychological research that is publishable in first-rate journals. The Department adheres to an apprenticeship model of graduate training in which each graduate student works in close collaboration with a particular faculty member.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelors Degree: An honours degree (or an undergraduate degree and equivalent research experience) in Psychology or a related area).
  • Prerequisite Coursework: Previous degree must include course work in statistics and research methodology. See website for course equivalents.
  • COGS Requirements: Meet the minimum Graduate Admission Requirements as outlined by the College of Graduate Studies at UBC Okanagan campus.

Note: No applicant will be admitted to the program until a faculty member of the Psychology Department has agreed to supervise the dissertation research; thus, applicants are strongly urged to identify and contact a potential research supervisor prior to applying.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Graduate Degree: Applicants to the PhD program mus normally possess a master's degree in Psychology or a related area. Exceptional students may be admitted directly to the PhD program with only an Honours degree. Transfer from the MA to the PhD degree program is permitted at the discretion of the program, after 12-18 months in the MA degree program.
  • Prerequisite Coursework: Previous degree must include course work in statistics and research methodology. See website for course equivalents.
  • COGS Requirements: Meet the minimum Graduate Admission Requirements as outlined by the College of Graduate Studies at UBC Okanagan campus.

Note: No applicant will be admitted to the program until a faculty member of the Psychology Department has agreed to supervise the dissertation research; thus, applicants are strongly urged to identify and contact a potential research supervisor prior to applying.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: General Application to the College of Graduate Studies with application fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • GRE Scores: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. The general GRE scores are required and the psychology scores are recommended.

The College of Graduate Studies at UBC’s Okanagan campus provides a list of Application & Admission Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Psychological Science Program’s Admissions page for more information.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Derrick Wirtz
Senior Instructor, Psychology Department
Associate Member, Faculty of Management
University of British Columbia Okanagan
3187 University Way, Kelowna, BC
Canada V1V 1V7

Office: ART 336
Phone: 250.807.8276
Email: derrick.wirtz@ubc.ca