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Clinical Psychology

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Originating in 1963, the University of Waterloo’s Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)-accredited Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Training Program was developed to educate scientist-practitioners in the fashion recommended by the Boulder Model. From the start, we aspired to the highest levels of skill development in both research and clinical practice, so that our graduates would achieve leadership roles in academic and applied psychology settings. Over the last three decades, consistently about one-third of our graduates have taken academic appointments and continue in a major role as researchers and scholars, and many of the remaining two-thirds, who go into clinical practice, have assumed important positions as chief psychologists, leaders of large consultation practices, directors of internship training programs, officers of professional societies, and the like.

Go to Future Graduate Students for information regarding programs, funding and awards, application instructions, and admission requirements. 

Clinical research labs

Last updated: Oct 6, 2016


Uzma Rehman, Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training

David Moscovitch, Executive Director of the CMHR 

Marjory Phillips, Director of the CMHR 

Clinical Core Faculty

Allison Kelly±
Tara McAuley*
David Moscovitch±
Elizabeth Nilsen*
Jonathan Oakman±
Christine Purdon±
Uzma Rehman*

Professors with an * beside their names will be accepting new graduate students into their labs for Fall 2018. Professors with a ± beside their names may be accepting new graduate students into their labs for Fall 2018. The Clinical Program will be admitting 4-6 new students for Fall 2018. In your personal statement, please rank order 1-3 faculty members whom you view as being well-fitting supervisors for your research interests. We encourage you to list up to three potential supervisors and this may increase the chances that a positive match could occur. Please note that nonclinical faculty members in the Department of Psychology occasionally serve as research supervisors for students within the Clinical Program, so you may also consider including such faculty members in your list of desired supervisors. For descriptions of these professors' research interests, please visit their faculty webpages. The specific match between a particular applicant and a particular research supervisor will occur after the admissions committee has had a chance to review all applications.

Clinical Teaching Faculty

Administrative Coordinator

Clinical Adjunct Supervisors

Ed Beharry
Pam Beharry
Peter Bieling
Jennifer Boyd
Rick Coupland
Roger Covin
Phil Dodgson
Stephanie Dubois
Michelle Duwyn
Nicole Ethier
Dee Gavric (Jan 2018)
Shannon Gifford
Brendan Guyitt
Carol-Anne Hendry
Tevya Hunter
Chris Lane
David LeMarquand
Karen MacLeod
Sam Mikail
Walter Mittelstaedt
Elizabeth Orr
Melanie Parkin
Joe Regan
Kate Spere
Elizabeth Stevens
Phil Toman
Margaret Weiser
Carolyn Wilson
Richard Zayed (Jan 2018)