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Introduction Faculty


Frequently, students apply to graduate school in clinical psychology with the goal of becoming a practitioner, whether in independent practice or as a faculty member who also conducts research and teaches. In Canada, these programs are accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association and/or the American Psychological Association.

The Department does not provide this type of training. If you are interested in becoming a clinician and providing psychological services (i.e., becoming a registered psychologist), you should apply to a different University.

The faculty in the clinical area do conduct research, do supervise graduate students, and are actively engaged in clinical practice. All of the faculty are either Registered Psychologists within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, or are on their way to becoming fully registered. Their practice and research interests include child, adult, and family psychology.  Particular interests include socio-emotional development of atypical children, health psychology, family processes in depression and anxiety, play therapy, marital and family therapy, cognitive behavioural theory and intervention, and mechanisms of maintenance and change in the affective disorders of anxiety and depression.

Prospective students should determine which faculty are considering accepting a graduate student, and should contact them directly. Prospective students should keep in mind that the degrees offered are the M.Sc. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology.

 Copyright 2006.  Department of Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.