This post-BA program has been designed 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, forensic, and neuropsychological assessment, in addition to the diagnosis of child, adolescent, and adult psychopathology. Our graduate certificate requires 9 credits or 3 courses worth 3 credits each. Courses 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 to acquire the abilities needed to complete psychological assessments, write reports, and make helpful, reliable, and valid suggestions for the individuals or third parties seeking the assessments.
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Attention International Applicants
International students in the Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessment program can take 6 or more of the 12 didactic courses. You can, for example, take Ethics & Professional Issues, Theory & Practice of Psychometrics, Advanced Personality Assessment, Advanced Intellectual Assessment, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, and Adult Psychopathology. You cannot, however, take practicum courses (e.g., Advanced Personality Assessment Practicum or Advanced Intellectual Assessment Practicum), as IRCC prohibits students from doing so without a co-op work permit.