CCAP (MA/PhD.PSYC) - Courses

CCAP: Masters Program

Typical Master’s course sequence

MA year 1

Semester 1 Fall

Courses

  • PSYC*6630 [0.50] Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC*6690 [0.50] Cognitive Assessment of Children and Adolescents
  • PSYC*6060 [0.50] Research Design and Statistics

Practicum

  • PSYC*7991 (open hours)

MA thesis

  • Draft ideas for proposals

Scholarships

  • Apply for OGS
  • Apply for SSHRC or other Tri council scholarship
  • Other options may also available depending on your research topic search the web and discuss with your supervisor

Semester 2 Winter

Courses

  • PSYC*6880 [0.25] Ethical Issues in Psychology
  • PSYC*6010 [0.50] Integrated Cognitive Assessment of Children and Adolescents
  • PSYC*6380 [0.50] Psychological Applications of Multivariate Analysis

Practicum

  • PSYC*7991 Practicum I (open hours)

MA thesis

  • MA thesis proposal draft submitted to advisor (see MA Thesis proposal section for more information)
  • Form MA thesis committee, no later than the 10th week of the 2nd
    semester
  • Initial MA committee meeting

Semester 3 Summer

Courses

  • Optional Cognate (as appropriate/needed)

Practicum

  • PSYC*7991 Practicum I (open hours)

MA thesis

  • MA proposal examination
  • Approval of MA proposal by committee
  • Ethics for MA research (if applicable; note the REB review process typically takes 2 to 4 weeks)

Scholarships

  • Revise OGS, SSHRC and any other grant application

Other

*Important departmental milestones to achieve during the degree (full-time registration only): MA/MSc must have their approved thesis proposal: 3rd semester. If the milestone is not met it will result in a “Some concerns” on the student’s progress report.

MA Year 2

Semester 4 Fall

Courses

  • PSYC*6000 [0.50] Developmental Psychopathology
  • PSYC*6700 [0.50] Personality and Social Assessment
  • PSYC*6020 [0.50] Clinical Diagnostic and Interviewing Skills

Practicum

  • PSYC*7991 (open hours)

MA thesis

  • Collection of data for MA

Scholarships

  • Apply for OGS for the PhD (if applicable)
  • Apply for SSHRC or other Tri council scholarship for the PhD (if applicable)
  • Other options for the PhD (if applicable) may also available depending on your research topic search the web and discuss with your supervisor

Other

  • Apply to PhD, if applicable

Semester 5 Winter

Courses

  • No courses are typically completed during this semester
  • May take a course to meet cognate requirements if needed (see note on cognates)

Practicum

  • PSYC*7992 (200 hours), assessment focused, typically in a school setting

MA thesis

  • Analysis of MA data (It is suggested to update the advisory committee after data analysis)
  • Writing of MA thesis

Scholarships

  • None

Semester 6 Summer

Courses

  • Cognate course if needed and offered during this semester (see note on Cognates)

Practicum

  • PSYC*7991 (open hours)

MA Thesis

  • MA thesis examination (defense) (It is recommended to schedule defenses late spring or early summer)

Scholarships

  • Prepare application for PhD scholarships for PhD year 2 if applicable

Cognates: Foundations of Psychology Courses

All CCAP students must demonstrate sufficient coverage of 5 foundational areas of psychology (biological bases of behaviour, cognitive-affective bases of behaviour, individual differences, social bases of behaviour, history and scientific foundations of general psychology) before completion of the PhD program, consistent with CPA accreditation requirements. Upon entering the program, the DCT will determine if you have sufficient coverage of all areas (2 upper level undergraduate courses or 1 graduate course in each area (except for the History of Psychology where 1 upper level undergraduate or graduate course is needed). Individual Differences is covered in the CCAP core program. The current University of Guelph graduate courses approved to meet these requirements include: PSYC*6810 for the Biological Bases of Behaviour; PSYC* 7040, OR PSYC*6930, OR PSYC*6910 for the Social Bases of Behaviour; PSYC*6790 for the Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behaviour; and PSYC*6900 History and Systems. At the Masters level, you may consider taking a course that will meet this requirement (optionally).

*Important departmental milestones to achieve during the degree (full-time registration only): Students enrolled in the MA must have their thesis defended in their 6th semester. If this milestone is not met it will result in a “Some concerns” on the student’s progress report.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

A student cannot be in two programs at the same time, the expectation is that a continuing master’s student with a doctoral offer for the semester following their last MA semester will defend by the middle of their last MA semester or earlier.

If you are unable to successfully finalize your master’s with the Office of Graduate Studies no later than a week before the start of your first PhD semester, the doctoral offer of admission may become be null and void.

CCAP PhD Program of Study

Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology PhD Typical progress sequence

PhD year 1

Semester 1 (7) Fall

Courses

  • PSYC*7070 [.50] Psychological Measurement
  • PSYC*6580 [.50] Foundations in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Practicum

  • PSYC*7994 Practicum IV: CBT Practicum (continues in Winter semester)

PhD thesis

  • Draft ideas for proposals

Scholarships

  • Apply for OGS
  • Apply for SSHRC or other Tri council scholarship
  • Other options may also available depending on your research topic search the web and discuss with your supervisor

Semester 2 (8) Winter

Courses

  • PSYC*6840 [.50] Program Evaluation
  • One of the Cognate courses (as needed and available if not already completed)

For the Social Bases of Behaviour (chose 1 of the following courses)

  • PSYC*6910 [0.50] Critical Approaches to Applied Social Psychology
  • PSYC*6930 [0.50] Community, Culture and Global Citizenship
  • PSYC*7040 [.50] Social Processes in the Workplace

For the the Biological Bases of Behaviour

  • PSYC*6810 [0.50] Neuropsychology

For the Historical and Scientific Foundations of General Psychology

  • PSYC*6900 [0.50] Philosophy and History of Psychology as a Science

For the Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behaviour

  • PSYC*6790 [0.50] Memory and Cognition

Practicum

  • Apply for Practicum III PSYC*7993 (to begin in the following Fall semester)
  • PSYC*7994 Practicum IV CBT Practicum (continues from the Fall semester and continues throughout the Winter semester)

PhD thesis

  • PhD thesis proposal draft submitted to advisor (see PhD Thesis proposal section for more information)
  • Form PhD thesis committee (no later than the 10th week of the 2nd semester)
  • Initial PhD committee meeting

Scholarships

  • None

Semester 3 (9) Summer

Courses

One of the Cognate courses (as needed and available if not already completed)

Practicum

  • PSYC*7991 (open hours)

PhD thesis

  • PhD thesis proposal draft submitted to advisor and advisory committee (see PhD Thesis proposal section for more information)

Scholarships

  • Revise OGS, SSHRC and any other grant application

*Important departmental milestones to achieve during the degree (full-time registration only): PhD must have their approved thesis proposal: 3rd semester. If the milestone is not met it will result in a “Some concerns” on the student’s progress report.

PhD year 2

Semester 4 (10) Fall

Courses

  • PSYC*6610 [0.50] Advanced Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
  • One of the Cognate courses (as needed and available if not already completed)

Practicum

  • Practicum III PSYC*7993 (a total of 400 hours to be completed over the Fall and Winter terms)

PhD dissertation

  • PhD proposal examination
  • Approval of PhD proposal by committee
  • Ethics for PhD research (if applicable; note the REB review process typically takes 2 to 4 weeks)

Scholarships

  • Apply for OGS
  • Apply for SSHRC or other Tri council scholarship
  • Other options may also available depending on your research topic search the web and discuss with your supervisor

Semester 5 (11) Winter

Courses

  • PSYC*6890 [0.25] Legislation and Professional Practice
  • One of the Cognate courses (as needed and available if not already completed)

Practicum

  • Practicum III PSYC*7993 continued (a total of 400 hours to be completed over the Fall and Winter terms)

PhD thesis

  • PhD data collection /analysis
  • And elaboration of follow up research (if applicable)
  • Continue research opportunities with other faculty members than primary advisor(s) (if applicable, recommended for research stream, discuss with your primary advisor(s))

Scholarships

  • None

Semester 6 (12) Summer

Courses

  • Typically course requirements are completed at this time.

Practicum

  • PSYC*7991 (open hours)

Qualifying Exam (see QE examination section for more details)

PhD dissertation

  • PhD data collection /analysis
  • And elaboration or pursuit of follow up research (if applicable)
  • Completed at this time.

Scholarships

  • Revise OGS, SSHRC and any other grant application

PhD year 3

Semester 7 (13) Fall

Courses

  • PSYC*7996 [.50] Clinical Supervision, Consultation and Professional Development
  • Typically all other courses are completed

Practicum

  • PSYC*7991 (open hours)

PhD Thesis

  • Completion of follow up research (if applicable)
  • PhD data collection/analysis
  • Thesis writing

Qualifying exam

  • Completed at this time.

Apply for Internship through the APPIC standardized application portal

Scholarships

  • Consider applying for postdoctoral fellowships
  • If applicable:
    • Apply for OGS
    • Apply for SSHRC or other Tri council scholarship
    • Other options may also available depending on your research topic search the web and discuss with your supervisor

Semester 8 (14) Winter

Courses

  • Typically course requirements are completed at this time.

Practicum

  • PSYC*7991 (open hours – optional as needed)

PhD dissertation

  • Completion of follow up research (if applicable)
  • PhD data analysis
  • Dissertation writing

Qualifying exam

  • Completed at this time.

Scholarships

  • None

Semester 9 (15) Summer

Courses

  • Typically course requirements are completed at this time.

Practicum

  • Practicum are not required but participation in PSYC*7991 practicum is allowed

PhD dissertation

  • Dissertation writing
  • PhD thesis examination/defense

Qualifying exam

  • Completed at this time.

Scholarships

  • None

Semester 10 (16) Fall

Internship

  • Begin full time internship – PSYCH*8000

Practicum

None

PhD Thesis

  • If not already defended, continue to finalize thesis for defense

Qualifying exam

  • Completed at this time.

Semester 11 (17) Winter

Internship

  • Continue full time internship – PSYC*8000

PhD Thesis

  • If not already defended, continue to finalize thesis for defense

Qualifying exam

  • Completed at this time.

Scholarships

  • None

Semester 12 (18) Summer

Internship

  • Continue and complete full time internship – PSYC*8000

Practicum

  • None

PhD dissertation

  • If not already defended, continue to finalize thesis for defense

Qualifying exam

  • Completed at this time.

Scholarships

  • None

*Important departmental milestones to achieve during the degree (full-time registration only): PhD must have defended their dissertation: 15th semester. If the milestone is not met it will result in a “Some concerns” on the student’s progress report.