Graduate Programs Coordinator
Training in clinical psychology began at the University of Manitoba in 1967 with only two faculty members and grew very rapidly into what is now the Clinical Psychology Training Program. A training clinic, the Psychological Service Centre (PSC), was established in 1968.
The Clinical Psychology Training Program achieved accreditation by the American Psychological Association in 1972, which it maintained until voluntarily withdrawing from APA accreditation January 1, 2012. The program has maintained accreditation by the Canadian Psychological Association since 1988 and currently has a 6-year term until 2028-2029.
Questions about accreditation may be directed to the:
Canadian Psychological Association Accreditation Office
Dr. Stewart Madon, Registrar, Accreditation
141 Laurier Ave West, Suite 702,
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3
About the program
The Clinical Psychology Training Program follows the doctoral level, scientist-practitioner model. We believe this model lends itself most readily to the training of clinical psychologists prepared to meet the ever-changing needs of clinical service, research, education and administration. Therefore, students are given a solid grounding in both the science of psychology and clinical practice. There is an early and continuous integration of science with service, theory with practice and research training with clinical training. Graduates are competent to apply psychological theories in conceptualizing individual and interpersonal problems and to develop effective interventions. They evaluate their professional activities via acceptable scientific procedures. In addition, graduates are expected to adhere rigorously to ethical and professional standards in providing psychological services. They accept responsibility for teaching others, for reporting their views and findings to colleagues, and for making creative contributions to their chosen specialty areas within clinical psychology. Finally, graduates possess the talents, values and commitment to play significant roles in the amelioration of contemporary social problems.
View the Clinical Psychology program handbook for the program's goals and objectives, student requirements and expectations (including the completion of a CPA-accredited internship) and training resources for students.
View the Clinical Program statistics for student applicant statistics (e.g., number of applicants and acceptances) and current student statistics including diversity, funding, time to completion and internship success.
About the faculty
Handbooks and forms
Handbook and Program Statistics
- Clinical - Internship student annual evaluation (PDF)
- Clinical - MA student annual evaluation (PDF)
- Clinical - PhD student annual evaluation (PDF)
- Clinical - Request optional practica (PDF)
- Clinical - Request to apply for internship and personal consent (PDF)
- Clinical - Non-accredited internship application (PDF)
- Clinical - Extracurricular sanctioned hours policy and form (PDF)