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Clinical psychology PhD program

The clinical psychology program in the University of New Brunswick’s Department of Psychology provides doctoral-level training that prepares students for careers as professional psychologists competent in assessment, intervention, evaluation and research in clinical and academic settings.

The program follows the scientist-practitioner model, placing strong emphasis on research training and experience through course work, research projects and a dissertation. Research experience is balanced with professional clinical training, including clinical skills courses taught by licensed clinical psychologists.

The theoretical orientation of the clinical psychology program falls within a developmental biopsychosocial perspective. Faculty interests span of a number of domains, including:

  • child/adolescent psychology
  • health psychology
  • forensic psychology
  • mental health interventions
  • mental health interventions
  • human sexuality
  • body image and disordered eating
  • women’s issues
  • neuroscience
  • cognitive psychology
  • social and cultural psychology
  • sport and performance enhancement

The clinical program provides generalist clinical training, preparing students to obtain core knowledge in assessment and intervention for individuals across the lifespan. The generalist training will equip students for practice in rural and urban settings, thereby increasing clinical opportunities after graduation.


The clinical psychology program at UNB is a CPA-accredited program. Additionally, the program is designed to provide students with academic and professional training necessary to meet the requirements for licensing with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick.

More information about CPA accreditation can be  viewed here The contact information for the CPA accreditation office is:

Registrar, Accreditation Panel

Stewart Madon, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Tel: 613-237-2144 ext. 333

Administrative Assistant, Accreditation & Operations

Ms. Christine McPherson
Tel: 613-237-2144 ext. 334

CPA Head Office

141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 702
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5J3
Tel: 613-237-2144
Fax: 613-237-1674
Toll Free: 1-888-472-0657