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13.5.2 Graduate Certificate in Psychological Assessment 2020/2021

13.5.1 Graduate Certificate in Psychological Assessment

These post-BA programs are 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.

A. Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, post-BA students (including those with graduate degrees) who are not registered psychologists must be prepared to present the following minimum requirements:

  1. A four-year Bachelor degree from a recognized educational institution, preferably in psychology. Note: Students with a 4-year degree in a related field may be admissible but may be required to take qualifying courses.
  2. A 3.0 GPA including the last 60 credits taken, as indicated by an official transcript.
  3. A Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search.
  4. An academic/employment CV with a statement of career objectives.
  5. Applicants who have completed their most recent degree in a language other than English require an overall score of 98, and the following minimum scores, on each component of the TOEFL-iBT: 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 23 in Listening, and 23 in Reading.

Registered psychologists will be required to provide:

  1. Proof of registration in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists or equivalent licensing body for psychologists.
  2. An academic/employment CV with a statement of career objectives.
  3. . Applicants who have completed their most recent degree in a language other than English require an overall score of 98, and the following minimum scores, on each component of the TOEFL-iBT: 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 23 in Listening, and 23 in Reading.
  4. A 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credits taken, as indicated by an official transcript.

B. Program Requirements

  1. 9 credits required, to include:
    1. 6 credits chosen from PSY 634 (Advanced Intellectual Assessment), PSY 635 (Advanced Intellectual Assessment Practicum), PSY 636 (Advanced Personality Assessment), PSY 637 (Advanced Personality Assessment Practicum), PSY 652 (Advanced Forensic Assessment), PSY 653 (Advanced Forensic Assessment Practicum), PSY 659 (Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Diagnosis and Complex Case Conceptualization), PSY 669 (Adult Psychopathology, Diagnosis and Complex Case Conceptualization), PSY 677 (Advanced Human Neuropsychology), or PSY 678 (Advanced Human Neuropsychology Practicum)
    2. 3 credits chosen from PSY 605 (Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychological Practice), PSY 611 (Quantitative Data Analysis), PSY 621 (Qualitative Research Methods and Critical Analysis), PSY 622 (Qualitative Research in Applied Settings), PSY 631 (Theory and Practice of Psychometrics) or PSY 633 (Group Counselling)
  2. achieve a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in the required courses.

C. Graduation Requirements

Students graduate on one of the three degree-conferral dates following successful completion of their program requirements as well as the general program requirements of The Faculty of Graduate Studies, section 13.1.4. For further information about graduation requirements, see Graduation Requirements, section 13.1.5.