School and Applied Child Psychology

School and Applied Child Psychology prepares students to become psychologists who work in a variety of settings, including: research, academic, school, community, and private settings. The primary goal of the program is to develop professional psychologists whose research, training, and practice activities increase the educational and psychological well-being of children and youth. The program follows a scientist-practitioner model, with emphasis on the integration of theory, research, and clinical skills. Training encompasses academic, social, emotional, behavioural, consultation, intervention, and prevention domains. Students receive training in the integration of assessment and intervention, and in relevant professional, legal, and ethical issues. 


Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Cloth, Allison Adolescence, Adolescent development, Child and Family Counseling in School Settings, Interventions, Mentoring, Program Evaluation, Social Justice, Young People Placed
Ford, Laurie Early Childhood Assessment, Youth and Families
Kassan, Anusha Social sciences; Child and youth mental health; Social justice; Multiculturalism and diversity; Feminist-multicultural pedagogy; immigration; Cultural and social justice responsiveness; Anti-oppressive therapy
McKee, William Behavioral Disorders in Children and Adolescents; Behavioral Problems; Learning Disorders in Children; Teaching and Learning Systems; Educational Counselling; Program Management (Education); Autism; Mental Health and Psychopathology in Children and Youth; School-Based Mental Health; Children and Youth with Special Needs