Restriction of Access to Courses in Clinical Psychology

Principle

Access is restricted to courses that include a focus on the development of skills in psychological service delivery. These courses include assessment courses, intervention courses, and the professional ethics course (see full list below). Access is open to clinical courses that are primarily theoretical and/or empirical and that do not directly focus on the development of skills in the delivery of psychological services.

Rationale

The CPA accredited doctoral training program in clinical psychology is designed to prepare students to practice clinical psychology. Courses that are directly related to the provision of psychological services and to the practice of clinical psychology are therefore restricted to students in the doctoral clinical psychology program. The purpose of this restriction is to avoid the possibility of students practicing skills for which they are not fully qualified. In particular, the School of Psychology has a responsibility not to enable non-clinical students to convey the impression that they have received formal education in an accredited clinical program which would justify future activities which fall within Psychology's legislatively defined scope of practice, including, but not limited to the act of diagnosis.

Possible exceptions

  • Persons with certificate of registration authorizing supervised practice as a psychologist.
  • Those registered in other clinical psychology programs accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (or in the process of being reviewed for accreditation by the Canadian Psychological Association).
  • Those students in the experimental psychology program at the University of Ottawa whose research requires administration of assessment tools.

Process for requesting an exception

Students who are not registered in the doctoral clinical-program but who are persons with certificate of registration authorizing supervised practice, registered in other applied psychology graduate programs, or students in the experimental psychology program of the University of Ottawa may submit a letter to the Clinical Program Committee via the Director of the Clinical Program explaining the purpose for which they wish to take a restricted course and demonstrating that they have completed prerequisite courses.

Restricted Courses

PSY 5207

Psychological Intervention and Consultation

PSY 5102

Applied Psychopathology

PSY 5125 Principles of Neuropsychology

PSY 5202

Psychodiagnostic Assessment of Adults and Children

PSY 5502

Psychopathologie appliquée

PSY 5525

Principes de neuropsychologie

PSY 5602

Évaluation psychodiagnostique des adultes et des enfants

PSY 5607

Intervention et consultation psychologique

PSY 6107

Clinical Applications of Interpersonal Theory

PSY 6122

Clinical Health Psychology

PSY 6126

Neuropsychological Assessment

PSY 6132

Child Psychopathology

PSY 6154

Child Psychotherapy

PSY 6176

Clinical Geropsychology

PSY 6507

Applications cliniques de la théorie interpersonnelle

PSY 6170

Ethics and Professional Issues

PSY 6507 Applications cliniques de la théorie interpersonnelle

PSY 6526

Évaluation neuropsychologique

PSY 6532

Psychopathologie de l'enfant

PSY 6547 Psychologie scolaire

PSY 6570

Déontologie et questions professionnelles

PSY 6576

Psychologie clinique de la personne âgée

PSY 6926

Neuropsychological Assessment /
Évaluation neuropsychologique

PSY 6932

Child Psychopathology / Psychopathologie de l'enfant

PSY 6975

Clinical Geropsychology / Psychologie clinique de la personne âgée

PSY 6191

Seminars in Psychology / Sexual Offenders

PSY 6591

Séminaires en psychologie / Thérapie expérientielle

PSY 7104

Systemic Therapy

PSY 7105

Behaviour Therapy with Children and Family

PSY 7108

Multicultural Clinical Psychology

PSY 7109

Psychological Effects and Treatment of Trauma

PSY 7114 Seminar in Professional Psychology

PSY 7123

Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy

PSY 7124

Couples Therapy

PSY 7167

Family Psychotherapy

PSY 7504

Thérapie systémique

PSY 7505

Thérapie comportementale de l'enfant et de la famille

PSY 7508

Psychologie multiculturelle

PSY 7509

Effets et traitement psychologique du traumatisme

PSY 7514

Séminaires en psychologie professionnelle

PSY 7523

Thérapies comportementales et cognitives

PSY 7524

La thérapie des couples

PSY 7567

Psychothérapie familiale

PSY 7904

Systemic Therapy / Thérapie systémique

PSY 7905

Behaviour Therapy with Children and Family /
Thérapie comportementale de l'enfant et de la famille

PSY 7908

Multicultural Clinical Psychology / Psychologie multiculturelle

PSY 7909

Psychological Effects and Treatment of Trauma /
Effets et traitement psychologique du traumatisme

PSY 7114

Seminars in Professional Psychology / Sexuality, Sexual Dysfunction, and Sex Therapy

PSY 7923

Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy /
Thérapies comportementales et cognitives

PSY 7967

Family Psychotherapy / Psychothérapie familiale

 

Approved by the Clinical Program Committee April 9 2018

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