Grads – Where are they now?

Here are examples of the wide impact of our graduates on Clinical Psychology both nationally and internationally.  These lists are illustrative but not at all exhaustive; we have many other graduates doing excellent work in similar roles as well as in private practices across Canada.

Examples of positions of professional leadership held by University of Waterloo graduates

Directors of clinical training at Clinical Psychology graduate programs

  • Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario
  • Professor and Director of Clinical Training, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa
  • Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia

Directors of clinical training at residency/internship programs

  • Past DCT and Associate Investigator, CHEO Research Institute, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa; and Clinical Professor, School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Director of Training, Psychology Predoctoral Internship Program, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Director of Training for the Pre-Doctoral Residency in Pediatric and Child Psychology, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, Alberta
  • Director of Training, University of Manitoba Clinical Psychology Residency, Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Executive/council members in national and provincial professional organizations

  • Professional Member, Executive Committee of the College Council, College of Psychologists of Ontario
  • Past President and At-Large Member of the Executive, Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP)
  • At-Large Member of the Executive, Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP)
  • Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Accreditation Panel
  • Member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Accreditation Panel
  • Member of the CPA Task Force on the Evidence-Based Practice of Psychological Treatments, CPA

Other examples of academic positions held by University of Waterloo Clinical graduates

  • University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Professor of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chair, Department of Psychology, and David Starr Jordan Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, California
  • Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
  • Professor of Psychology, Western University, London, Ontario
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Hong Kong
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario
  • Professor of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Other examples of hospital or clinic-based positions held by University of Waterloo Clinical graduates

  • Clinical Psychologist, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  • Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Adolescent Eating Disorders Program, Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba
  • Psychologist, Operational Stress Injury Clinic, Parkwood Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Ontario
  • Psychologist, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Psychologist, Lutherwood Institute for Children and Youth Mental Health, Waterloo, Ontario
  • Independent Scientist, Clinical Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario
  • Director, Queen’s University Psychology Clinic, Kingston, Ontario
  • Psychologist, Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario

Featured Clinical Psychology alumni

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Christine Purdon, Professor, Director of Clinical Training

Allison Kelly, Acting Executive Director of the CMHRT 

Marjory Phillips, Director of the CMHRT