The recognition of professional bilingual competence confirms the ability to provide professional psychological services in both English and French. It is an option offered to students in both the clinical and experimental doctoral programs in Psychology.
The student will have completed a portion of the program requirements in each of Canada’s official languages. More specifically, the following conditions must be met:
Students in the Clinical Program:
1. Completion of one formal course (lecture or seminar format) in each of the official languages with assignments to be completed in the language of the course and completion in the student’s second language of a significant portion of the thesis (e.g. general introduction and general discussion).
Completion of at least two formal courses (lecture or seminar format) in each of the official languages with assignments to be completed in the language of the courses.
2. Clinical training: Completion of provision of psychological services to at least one client during the practica or internship in each of the two official languages.
Students in the Experimental Program :
1. Courses: Completion of at least one formal course (lecture or seminar format) in each official language with assignments to be completed in the language of the course.
2. Thesis: Completion of a significant portion of the thesis in the student’s second language (ex : general introduction and general discussion)
Completion of the entire thesis in one language.
3. Teaching: Satisfactory completion of one teaching assistantship of approximately 65 hours in each official language including in each case a minimum of three hours of formal lecturing. Equivalent substitutes may be approved by the Director of the Experimental Program.
The satisfactory fulfillment of the above requirements will be monitored by the program directors.
N.B. In the Experimental Program, requirement 1 has to be completed before the next two requirements.
Approved by Council October 31, 2008
Approved by Senate January 18, 2010
Approved by Graduate Studies Committee June 5, 2008