Psych 335: Developmental Neuropsychology
Developmental neuropsychology is a field in which brain-behaviour relationships are examined in the context of typical and atypical development. This undergraduate-level course focuses on the structural development of the brain, the emergence of functional brain systems, and the neuropsychological underpinnings of childhood brain disorders such as phenylketonuria, foetal alcohol exposure, traumatic brain injury, and autism. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theoretical perspectives and empirical research in neuropsychology with clinical practice.
Psych 717, 718, 720A/B/C: Observation, Interviewing and Cognitive Assessment & Psychological Assessment Practicum
The overall focus of this MA-level training sequence is the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are relevant to psychoeducational/cognitive assessment of children and adults. Included in the sequence is a didactic in-class component with associated clinical practica. Didactics and practica are intended to be part of an ongoing educational process in which students gain increasing competence in this specific kind of assessment work undertaken with individuals.
Psych 740C: Senior Practicum in Autism Spectrum Disorder
This practicum provides senior students in the clinical psychology program with a foundation in the theory and practical skills that are required for gold-standard assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It builds upon the foundation in assessment that students will have acquired in Psych 717 & 718 (Psychological Assessment I & II) and is meant to compliment other developmental courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels coupled with graduate-level child-focused clinical casework. The practicum includes a combination of in-class learning and discussion coupled with supervised training and practice in the use of assessment tools.
Psych 801: Directed Studies in Neuropsychological Assessment
This course is an introduction to the topic of neuropsychological assessment and is intended for graduate students who are seeking specialization in the field of clinical neuropsychology. It builds upon the foundation in assessment that students have acquired in Psych 717 & 718 (Psychological Assessment I & II) and is meant to compliment other specialized courses at the graduate-level (e.g., PSYCH 784: Human Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology, PSYCH 790: Case Studies in Neuropsychology, PSYCH 783: Neuroimaging of Cognition) coupled with neuropsychology-focused external practica.
Psych 795: Structure and Function of the Developing Brain
This graduate-level seminar examines the development of brain-behaviour relationships between gestation and young adulthood from converging behavioural, neurophysiological, and neuroimaging perspectives. The objectives of this course are to (1) acquire baseline knowledge of the structural/functional organization of the developing brain, (2) become familiar with major themes and controversies that are integral to the study of brain development, and (3) develop in-depth knowledge of an aspect of developing brain structure/function that is germane to your area of research.