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. 


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Faculty Members in School and Applied Child Psychology

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 Developmental psychology; Educational psychology; Special education and disability; Autism; Behavioral Disorders in Children and Adolescents; Behavioral Problems; Children and Youth with Special Needs; Educational Counselling; Learning Disorders in Children; Mental Health and Psychopathology in Children and Youth; Program Management (Education); School-Based Mental Health; Teaching and Learning Systems
Schanding, Thomas Social and Emotional Learning; Universal Screening; Behavioral/Mental Health Interventions; Autism Spectrum Disorders; LGBTQIA+; Youth Social Justice

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Master of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology (MA)

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