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Post-Ph.D. Graduate Diploma in School/Applied Child Psychology

Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych     Degree: P PhD Graduate Diploma Sc/App Child Psy

Program Requirements

For more information, see http://www.mcgill.ca/study/2013-2014/faculties/education/graduate/gps_ed....

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 Psychological Testing 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : History of psychological testing, theoretical aspects of individual and group testing, validity, reliability, and test construction, basic theories of intelligence, and ethical and legal issues in testing. An introduction to tests of cognitive abilities, aptitude, personality, and interests, including the acquisition of basic skills needed to administer and interpret individual tests of cognitive abilities. Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course. The fee is dependent on the number of consumables/protocols used in each class and is refundable during the withdrawal with full refund period.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Armando Bertone (Fall) Annett Korner (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Undergraduate-level course in psychological measurement and assessment
    • Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course. The fee is dependent on the number of consumables/protocols used in each class and is refundable during the withdrawal with full refund period. The fee Winter 2014 is $24.62
  • EDPC 610 Psychological Testing 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Theory and interpretation of intelligence tests, particularly the Wechsler and Binet scales. Practice in writing test reports, particularly as a part of a case study. The use of intelligence test results in conjunction with other types of tests. Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course. The fee is dependent on the number of consumables/protocols used in each class and is refundable during the withdrawal with full refund period.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Armando Bertone (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPC 609
    • Required in School/Applied Psychology. Optional in Counselling Psychology, but recommended for students specializing in school or child counselling.
    • Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course. The fee is dependent on the number of consumables/protocols used in each class and is refundable during the withdrawal with full refund period. The fee in Winter 2014 is $90.29.
  • EDPC 618 Professional Ethics and the Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Ethics in the helping professions and some of the philosophical bases for making ethical decisions. Quebec and Canadian law relative to human rights of clients; responsibilities of counsellors to clients and society.

    Terms: Summer 2014

    Instructors: Vera Romano (Summer)

    • Restriction: For M.A. (Non-Thesis) Counselling Psychology - Professional/Internship Concentration students only.
  • EDPC 682D1 Practicum: Psychological Testing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : Seminar and field practice in the administration and interpretation of educational and psychological tests including personality, within clinical and educational settings. Selection and evaluation of test instruments will be covered. Supervision of report writing and the ethical use of test information. Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course. The fee is dependent on the number of consumables/protocols used in each class and is refundable during the withdrawal with full refund period. Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Steven Shaw (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EDPC 609
    • Restriction: Open only to students in Counselling Psychology or School/Applied Child Psychology
    • Students must register for both EDPC 682D1 and EDPC 682D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EDPC 682D1 and EDPC 682D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • EDPC 682D1 and EDPC 682D2 together are equivalent to EDPC 682
    • Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course. The fee is dependent on the number of consumables/protocols used in each class and is refundable during the withdrawal with full refund period. The fee in Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 is $61.56.
  • EDPC 682D2 Practicum: Psychological Testing (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : See EDPC 682D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Steven Shaw (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPC 682D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EDPC 682D1 and EDPC 682D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • EDPC 682D1 and EDPC 682D2 together are equivalent to EDPC 682
  • EDPC 714 Theory / Models: Family Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Counselling) : For doctoral students in Counselling and School Psychology. Theoretical and therapeutic models in family therapy, core concepts and their relevance for application, intervention strategies, the child in family context, impact on school performance.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jack Destefano (Fall)

  • EDPE 619 Child and Adolescent Therapy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Therapeutic models for individual and group interventions for children and adolescents; case histories; gender and cultural minority issues; emphasis on classical and innovative strategies and methods for school and counselling psychologists.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Restriction: For School/Applied Child Psychology students only.
  • EDPE 625 Practicum 1: School Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Clinic experiences (normally 8-10 hours/week) (a) conducting assessment batteries, (b) interpreting assessment findings and developing intervention plans, (c) providing remedial services for specific learning domains and practical recommendations, (d) acquiring skills in group intervention techniques. Weekly case review and student progress meetings.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Rina Gupta (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EDPC 609, EDPC 610, EDPC 618, EDPI 654, EDPE 611, EDPE 616.
    • Corequisites: EDPC 682, EDPE 620.
    • Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course. The fee is dependent on the number of consumables/protocols used in each class and is refundable during the withdrawal with full refund period. The fee in Fall 2013 is $61.56.
  • EDPE 626 Practicum 2: School Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Clinic experiences (normally 8-10 hours/week) building upon EDPE 625: (a) conducting assessment batteries, (b) interpreting assessment findings and developing intervention plans, (c) providing remedial services for specific learning domains and practical recommendations, (d) acquiring skills in group intervention techniques. Weekly case review and student progress meetings. May continue to the end of the public school year.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Rina Gupta (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 620, EDPE 625.
    • Corequisite: EDPC 682
    • Students taking courses which access the ECP Assessment Materials Resource Centre are required to pay an access fee as well as the cost of all consumables required per course. The fee is dependent on the number of consumables/protocols used in each class and is refundable during the withdrawal with full refund period. The fee in Winter 2014 is $61.56.
  • EDPE 710 Consultation in School Psychology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Open only to students in School/Applied Child Psychology and with permission, Counselling Psychology and Special Populations Major. A clinical course on the use of consultation in educational and school-related settings. Topics include: consultation theory, the process of evaluations of the consultation process and outcomes, critical study of relevant research and practice. Includes problem identification, problem analysis, treatment implementation, and treatment evaluation of one case.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Ingrid Sladeczek (Fall)

    • Corequisites: EDPE 625, EDPE 626 or equivalent.

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 School Psychology: Elementary (6 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Open only to Ph.D. students in School/Applied Child Psychology. Field experience. Two days or 16 hours per week supervised by faculty members and a field supervisor in a school providing elementary education. Weekly class meetings. Students must also register for either EDPE 722 or EDPE 723 in the same academic year.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jeffrey L Derevensky (Fall) Jeffrey L Derevensky (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 626
  • EDPE 722 School Psychology: Secondary (6 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Open only to Ph.D. students in School/Applied Child Psychology. Field experience. Two days or 16 hours per week supervised by faculty members and a field supervisor in a school providing secondary education. Weekly class meetings. Students must also register for either EDPE 721 or EDPE 723 in the same academic year.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jeffrey L Derevensky (Fall) Jeffrey L Derevensky (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 626
  • EDPE 723 School Psychology: Community (6 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Open only to Ph.D. students in School/Applied Child Psychology. Field experience. Two days or 16 hours per week supervised by faculty members and a field supervisor in an educationally relevant community or institutional setting. Weekly class meetings. Students must also register for either EDPE 721 or EDPE 722 in the same academic year.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jeffrey L Derevensky (Fall) Jeffrey L Derevensky (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDPE 626

Internship

One year full time or two years half-time

  • EDPE 725 Internship 1 - School Psychology (12 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Open only to Ph.D. students in School/Applied Child Psychology. A 2 1/2 day, 10- to 12-month supervised internship (minimum 600 hours) including assessment and diagnosis normally in a school-based setting. This also includes group supervision to discuss cases that arise in internship settings. May be combined with EDPE 726 in a single full-time year long internship; this full-time pattern is typical in accredited sites.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Jeffrey L Derevensky (Fall) Jeffrey L Derevensky (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 708 and two of EDPE 721, EDPE 722 or EDPE 723
  • EDPE 726 Internship 2 - School Psychology (12 credits)

    Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych (Faculty of Education)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Open only to Ph.D. students in School/Applied Child Psychology. A 2 1/2 day, 10- to 12-month supervised internship (minimum 600 hours) including assessment and diagnosis normally in an educationally relevant community-based centre (e.g., hospital, clinic), group supervision, case discussions. May be combined with EDPE 725 in a single full-time year long internship; this full-time pattern is typical in accredited sites.

    Terms: Winter 2014, Fall 2013

    Instructors: Jeffrey L Derevensky (Winter) Jeffrey L Derevensky (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 708 and two of EDPE 721, EDPE 722 or EDPE 723

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.

Faculty of Education—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)