Clinical

UBC’s Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology’s broad mission is to advance clinical science. We view clinical science as composed of research efforts and practice directed toward:

  1. The promotion of adaptive functioning
  2. Assessment, understanding, amelioration, and prevention of human problems in behaviour, affect, cognition or health

The application of knowledge in ways consistent with scientific evidence. The program’s emphasis on the term science underscores its commitment to empirical approaches to evaluating the validity and utility of testable hypotheses and to advancing knowledge and practice by this method.

The Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. If you are interested in more information about our accreditation status, contact the Director of Clinical Training (Charlotte Johnston) or:

Accreditation Office
Canadian Psychological Association
141 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 702
Ottawa, ON K1P 5J3
accreditationoffice@cpa.ca
(613) 237-2144 x320
or 1-888-472-0657 x328
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 0002-4242 USA
(202) 336-5979

 

Note: the American Psychological Association will stop accreditation for any program in Canada as of September 1, 2015, after which the Canadian Psychological Association will be the sole accrediting body for Canada-based clinical psychology programs. This includes our program. As of 2012, CPA and APA signed the First Street Accord which is a mutual recognition agreement on accreditation. It demonstrates that the APA views the accreditation standards and principles of the CPA as equivalent to the Commission on Accreditation guidelines and principles. View the statement.

 

This webpage presents an overview of important information about the clinical program. To fully understand the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at UBC, please read the material in all the links on this page and in the Graduate Student Handbook.