Starting in Fall 2024, Bishop’s University will offer a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology Profile. The new offering is a Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) program being offered by extension at Bishop’s.
It will focus on professional clinical psychology and will equip students to conduct psychological assessments and perform psychological interventions.
The program is accredited by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ), making graduates eligible for OPQ membership and employment opportunities as a clinical psychologist.
According to a press release from Bishop’s, the new program is designed for bilingual students (French and English), including prospective applicants from systemically underrepresented backgrounds. The program will be taught in English, however, as part of their practicum and internship requirements, students will offer consultations for francophone and anglophone clienteles. This will benefit the local community by increasing the offering of bilingual mental health services, filling a well-documented gap in services.
The program aims to welcome a first cohort of 16 students in Fall 2024. Over the course of four years, these students will train to become clinical psychologists able to assess and help various clienteles, drawing on the discipline’s scientific knowledge and on a deep understanding of the needs and characteristics of individuals and communities.
The application deadline for a Fall 2024 start is February 1, 2024.