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Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessment

This post-BA program is meant to meet the needs of students and practicing psychologists to enhance their knowledge and skills in assessment. For post-BA students, the program is intended to offer professional preparation to provide skilled assessment services under the supervision of a registered psychologist (e.g., as a psychological assistant). For registered psychologists, the courses are intended to allow students to incorporate specific domains of psychological knowledge and assessment skills into their professional practice.

Key areas of emphasis include intellectual, personality and forensic assessment, as well as human neuropsychology and child, adolescent, and adult psychopathology. Our graduate diploma requires 18 credits or 6 courses worth 3 credits each that are focused on developing students’ theory and knowledge integrated with hands-on practical skills.

Our diploma program is set up to provide students with the instruction and practical opportunities they need to acquire excellent abilities to complete psychological assessments, write reports and make helpful, reliable, and valid suggestions for the individuals or third parties seeking the assessments.

Graduates of this program who have gone on to do a Masters and/or PhD now work in careers such as the following:

  • Animal-assisted therapy specialist
  • Clinical social worker
  • Health promotions worker
  • Occupational therapist
  • Play therapist
  • Psychologist
  • School counsellor
  • Researcher