About Clinical Psychology

Clinical Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) adheres to a Clinical Science model of training (see Kazdin, 2008McFall, 1991). Housed within the Graduate Department of Psychological Clinical Science, the primary and overriding objective of graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC is to produce exceptional clinical scientists according to the highest standards of research and professional practice.

Graduate training in Clinical Psychology at UTSC has primary research strengths in the areas of clinical neuropsychology and neurosciences, personality and psychological assessment, and mindfulness- and acceptance-based psychotherapies. Distinguished by its innovative cross-disciplinary approach to psychological clinical science, Clinical Psychology at UTSC emphasizes scientific innovation through novel research collaborations that push traditional boundaries in clinical science and practice. This theoretical knowledge is integrated into our clinical training which supports the delivery of evidence-based assessment and psychological interventions.

A unifying theme of faculty research in Clinical Psychology at UTSC is to advance the assessment and treatment of mental disorders, especially depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, borderline personality disorder, and neurocognitive disorders, such as traumatic brain injury and dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. Faculty boast world-class expertise in brain imaging, web-based delivery of assessment and intervention, and intensive methods of naturalistic assessment.