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Required Courses and Clinic-based Practica (30 credits)

The program will be individually tailored to each accepted student in respect of previous studies and experience. Students will not be asked to repeat a course on a topic in which they can demonstrate a high level of competence. The following are expected to be most often required of students.

EDPC 609 (3) Psychological Testing 1
EDPC 610 (3) Psychological Testing 2
EDPC 618 (3) Professional Ethics and the Law
EDPC 682D1 (3) Practicum: Psychological Testing
EDPC 682D2 (3) Practicum: Psychological Testing
EDPC 714 (3) Theory / Models: Family Therapy
EDPE 619 (3) Child and Adolescent Therapy
EDPE 625 (3) Practicum 1: School Psychology
EDPE 626 (3) Practicum 2: School Psychology
EDPE 710 (3) Consultation in School Psychology

Complementary Courses - Field Placements

Two days per week, one semester each; students select two of these three field experiences; placement in a school covering all grades may be applied to either EDPE 721 or EDPE 722:

EDPE 721 (6) School Psychology: Elementary
EDPE 722 (6) School Psychology: Secondary
EDPE 723 (6) School Psychology: Community

Internship

One year full time or two years half-time

EDPE 725 (12) Internship 1 - School Psychology
EDPE 726 (12) Internship 2 - School Psychology

Students are not required to demonstrate knowledge of a second language within this program; however, any student wishing to be licensed as a professional psychologist in Quebec must have a working knowledge of French. Accreditation status may be confirmed by contacting the accrediting bodies.

Professional Accreditation

All elements of this Post-doctoral Graduate Diploma are selected from the professional components of the Ph.D. in School/Applied Child Psychology, which is accredited in the School Psychology category by the American Psychological Association (APA). Graduates of a respecialization program are normally accorded the same recognition as graduates of the accredited program.

The Ph.D. is approved by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ), which has recommended the final stage of professional recognition to the Office des professions of the Government of Quebec. Once this accreditation is confirmed, however, graduates of the Post-doctoral Graduate Diploma will not be automatically eligible for membership in the OPQ and the right to practise professional psychology in Quebec. Candidates wishing to practise in Quebec will be required to apply to the OPQ for the recognition of equivalent qualifications.