The Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Program

The Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (CCAP) Program is firmly based on the scientist-practitioner model. It has as its main goal the training of graduate students to become professional psychologists who are proficient contributors to clinical science and competent providers of psychological services to children and adolescents through a prescribed set of courses, research experiences, and practica. 

The program offers MA and PhD degrees in a sequenced course of studies.  Students entering the MA program do so with the understanding that they are expected to pursue a doctoral degree having first successfully completed a MA degree, comprising course work, clinical work, and an empirical research thesis. If their performance has been satisfactory, then they apply to the PhD program and are admitted. Should students enter the PhD program from other universities, they do so with the understanding that they are required to complete all the required MA level courses for which they do not have equivalent coursework. In this way we ensure that all of our doctoral graduates meet the requirements for provincial registration as psychologists and for working as psychologists in clinical, school, academic, and research settings.

The Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (CCAP) Program’s mission is to cultivate excellence through developing and training child clinical psychologists within a scientist-practitioner model.  Children, adolescents, and their families face numerous challenges and also present with many strengths and resources to address these challenges and improve life.  Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologists have much value to contribute to this end.