Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) School/Applied Child Psychology

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Offered by: Educational&Counselling Psych     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

Note: Admission to this program is currently suspended

The School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University prepares the next generation of school psychologists to provide state of the art educational and mental health services to children and adolescents from birth to 21 years old. Course work, clinical experiences, field and community service, and research activities are designed to enhance and develop the professional skills and the knowledge base of our students. In McGill’s scientist-practitioner training model, research supports and improves our clinical activities; and clinical activities support and inspire our research. McGill’s School/Applied Child Psychology faculty and students are among the most productive research units in North America. Professional school psychologists educated at McGill become leaders in research and higher education, school-based practice, hospital-based positions, independent practice, mental health centres, and policy making roles.

For more information, see http://www.mcgill.ca/study/2017-2018/ faculties/education/graduate/gps_edu_educational_counselling_psychology.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Comprehensive Exam

  • EDSP 701 Comprehensive Examination

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDSP : A comprehensive examination of a topic in school/applied child psychology, set by the program committee, that must be successfully passed by all doctoral candidates in order to continue in the doctoral program.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Summer 2018

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Required Courses (60 credits)

24 credits

  • 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 2017

    Instructors: Monica Oala (Fall)

  • EDPE 712 Neurological Bases of Behaviour Across Lifespan (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Neurobiological changes specific to developmental, learning, psychiatric and neurodegenerative conditions with clinical onset across the lifespan examined within environmental and psychosocial contexts. Uses of current neuromodulatory and pharmacological remediation discussed in addition to clinical/educational intervention.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Reut Gruber, Armando Bertone (Winter)

  • EDSP 702 Selected Topics in School/Applied Child Psychology 2 (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDSP : A detailed examination of recent developments in specific topics of school psychology.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Steven Shaw (Winter)

  • EDSP 705D1 Practicum: School Psychology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDSP : Clinic experiences (a) conducting assessment batteries, (b) interpreting assessment findings, report writing and developing intervention plans, (c) providing academic and mental health intervention for specific learning domains, and (d) acquiring skills in group intervention techniques.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Eve-Marie Quintin (Fall)

    • Students must register for both EDSP 705D1 and EDSP 705D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EDSP 705D1 and EDSP 705D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • 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 2018 is $60.

  • EDSP 705D2 Practicum: School Psychology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDSP : See EDSP 705D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Eve-Marie Quintin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDSP 705D1.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EDSP 705D1 and EDSP 705D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • 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 2018 is $60.

  • EDSP 710 Consultation in School Psychology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDSP : 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.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Ada L Sinacore (Fall)

  • EDSP 715D1 Theory and Practice of Supervision (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDSP : An introduction to the theory and practice of clinical supervision. Objectives include providing trainees the opportunity to assimilate theoretical and empirical literature related to clinical supervision, obtain experience in individual supervision with trainees, develop observational and conceptualization skills needed to assess supervisee competence and fostering skills writing supervisory case meetings.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Abraham Worenklein (Fall)

  • EDSP 715D2 Theory and Practice of Supervision (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    EDSP : See EDSP 715D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Eve-Marie Quintin (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EDSP 715D1.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both EDSP 715D1 and EDSP 715D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Field Placement

12 credits

Internship (24 credits)

24 credits

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits from the following:

  • EDPE 684 Applied Multivariate Statistics (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : Principal methods, models, and hypothesis-testing procedures for the prediction and analysis of patterns, structure, and relationships in multivariate date, e.g., discriminant, principal components, canonical correlation, profile analyses, measurement models, factor and path analysis, repeated measures. Applications oriented toward education and educational and counselling psychology. Experience with data-analysis tools.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Krista Muis (Fall)

  • EDPE 687 Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Ed Psych & Couns (Psychology) : The logics of design and selection of phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography, case study and mixed design methods with emphasis on data analysis in light of issues of research purpose, epistemology, reliability and validity.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jessica Ruglis (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: EDPE 605 or equivalent or permission of the instructor

Faculty of Education—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)